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RARE! LIVE SPHAGNUM MOSS: Mixed Species * Mostly Red 💎 Cultivo Exclusive

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    • Live Sphagnum moss is now available in South Africa!
    • On offer, is one sample portion live sphagnum moss to get you started on your own live sphagnum moss culture (Follow the guideline in the Growing Tips tab)
    • 1 portion includes 10 live moss growth points (heads) - See sample size reference above
    • Perfect in a terrarium and a fantastic top dressing for tropical pitcher plants, sun pitchers, cobra lilies, sundews, some orchids and other bog and wetland plants

     

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      • For aesthetic reasons live sphagnum moss is perfect as a colourful topdressing and are often used as growing medium for nepenthes, sun pitchers, cobra lilies, sundews, some orchids and other bog and wetland plants
      • Sphagnum moss is generally very slow growing and easily distinguished from other mosses by its habit of growth, its soft thick fullness (each head resembling a full and elaborate bloom of edelweiss), and is available in various colours - mostly variations of green, brown or red
      • Moss is not dependent on soil water and as is laden throughout with water retaining cells, thus absorbs moisture from the atmosphere (high humidity)
      • Live sphagnum moss has lots of anti-fungal properties and once you have a steady culture growing, add portions as a topdressing on tropical pitcher plants, heliamphora, darlingtonia or tall growing sundews
      • Sphagnum moss can be planted in your bog area around your fish pond, added to a waterfall area to filter out the water or add it to your biological filter and watch it grow
      • Live sphagnum moss thrives in humid environments and would also be and excellent companion in a terrarium or vivarium with carnivorous plants or amphibians

       

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        • Tips on growing your own live sphagnum moss culture:
          • Sphagnum thrives in a cool humid environment with lots of diffused, bright light 
          • In our experience, red sphagnum moss in particular prefers warm, humid days with a nightly temperature drop of 10-15 degrees. New heads will start out bright green, then dark red-green with the red colour improving and intensifying within a couple of months if grown under very bright LEDs or growlights
          • Give it high humidity. Live moss cultures work well on sunny windowsills in a covered plastic food container - add some ventilation holes to the lid or sides
          • Use a container with drainage holes and add a layer of large-size perlite, leca clay or course washed gravel to the bottom for drainage
          • Moisten and sterilise the growing substrate. We prefer using shredded long fiber sphagnum moss mixed with perlite for drainage as the substrate, but sphagnum peat moss will work too
          • You'll receive a watertight container (see sample size) with 10 live moss growth points / heads (also known as coma) - bury the moss as a clump, only slightly, with the top of the growth points still visible
          • Using sphagnum peat as a substrate may cause tannins to build up in the soil which will blacken the tips of the moss.  Flood cultures with distilled water, once a week to remove tannins and other impurities
          • Using distilled- or reverse osmosis water, top mist the moss every couple of days - extreme clean water is key
          • In general, most sphagnum moss species are very slow-growing.  Be patient.  Under optimal conditions, the moss will grow into longer strands over time. To multiply, snip the heads off the longer strands and replant them in the same container in a different spot.  After a couple of months, these samples will in turn be tall enough to trim and the process is repeated 
          • Most live sphagnum moss species prefer cooler temperatures and might start to brown if too hot and wet, or present with dried (white) growing tips (heads) if too dry
          • For fluffy moss, grow your culture in a cool, humid environment, mist regularly and do not keep it in standing water for extended periods of time
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        Wesley Rousseau

        RARE! LIVE SPHAGNUM MOSS: Mixed Species * Mostly Red 💎 Cultivo Exclusive

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        James
        Good condition, looks like tissue culture

        The moss came in a small plastic container like a Petri dish. Was small but had more than 10 growth points. Looks like some sort of tissue culture but I can't be sure. Have separated them into various pots. One or two died (probably my fault for letting them dry a little) but most seem to be doing well. Recommend this if you want live sphagnum.

        Thank you for the detailed feedback and review James! Really appreciate it! Happy growing xTx

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        LeAndre Holthuysen
        Excellent

        Very speedy and professional service

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        Rowena Mould
        Sphagnum Moss

        Bit early to comment fairly re the plants but did love how the mosses perked up soon after the container lid was opened. I was very impressed with the service and information received from Cultivo Carnivores as well as with the Courier service.

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        Yusuf

        Good product superbly packaged.
        Very pleased indeed.

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