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i noticed my brown moss started getting green in all my pots of cps, is it algae growth or moss is reviving? if it is a algae growth will it harm my plants?

Hi Soumya,

It does look like you're getting some algae growth.  Short term it is of no harm, but if you get a heavy build-up it can be a problem. The algae isn't toxic, but it can smother seedlings.

Here's some things you can do.  First make sure you're using mineral-free water.  This would be either rainwater or distilled water.  Top-water your plants frequently.  If you're only tray watering this provides a good environment for algae to grow.  Top-watering helps to wash away algal spores.  Scrape some of it off.  If things get too bad it will be time to transplant your plants.  

Good Growing!

Jeff Dallas
Sarracenia Northwest

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