Chilean, New Zealand or Lowe's brand Sphagnum Moss
I have had a simple experiment going on with three cheap white NOID phals for approximately eight months now. I bought all three plants at the same time from the same location. I repotted one in AAA New Zealand moss, one in 5 star Chilean moss and one in long fiber sphagnum from Lowe's. All three have basically been in the same conditions since repotting. That includes watering fertilizing, same fertilizer same water. I really can't tell any difference in the three. I had expected the two in the more expensive moss to really outgrow the one in the cheaper moss but they all look basically identical, including the roots. Would you think that it has not been long enough to compare them or would you just conclude that growing conditions are more important than medium? If the latter is the case I have been spending too much money on sphagnum moss because I typically repot every year any way.
Please let me know what you would take from this crude experiment as all three of them look very healthy and are basically identical.