Re: Re: Green Slime

Jeffrey Michael Stein (
Fri, 29 Jul 1994 11:54:37 -0400 (EDT)

> Subject: Re: Green slime on my soil
> >You might try lowering the water level some or
> >letting the pots dry out a bit more between waterings.
> >Watch carefully to avoid stressing the plants.
> I have this problem (quite severely) on my D. binata "Giant" sphagnum.
> This is in sphagnum and regularly dries out (oops!) - the slime is
> still going strong...
I've never heard of algae hurting terrestrial CP. Maybe the sphagnum is
constricted, but then again I've never seen algae growing on live
sphagnum. If the 'slime' bothers you so much, just scrape the top layer
of soil off and make sure that you clean the rim of the pot.