LIVE SPHAGNUM MOSS: Mixed Species (Mostly Green)
Available to South African customers only
- 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
- 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 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 it is laden throughout with water retaining cells, it absorbs moisture from the atmosphere
- 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
Please note that this image is intended for size reference only and depending on species, actual colours may differ
- 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 dark red-green and the red colour will improve and intensify within a couple of months
- Give it high humidity. Works 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 gravel, leca clay or washed gravel to the 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 below) with 10 live moss growth points / head (also known as coma) - bury the moss slightly with the top of the growth point still visible
- Flood it with distilled water once a week
- Using distilled or reverse osmosis water, top mist the moss every couple of days - extreme clean water is key
- 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, do not keep it in standing water
** Packed to order - pre-ordering online is essential **
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I'm usually skeptical about a shop that only gets 5-star ratings, but Cultivo deserves all the 5-stars it's got! Very pleased with my order. Sphagnum in perfect shape, perfectly packaged and growing nicely. I think I even got two species here!
Everything arrived as expected, well packaged and secure. Good looking samples. Will be ordering again for sure.
Thank you so much for making this available for sale, Its not easy to get live sphagnum moss in SA. After receiving my moss plus buying a growing kit I set the moss heads up in a window sill that gets bright indirect light and everything is greening up nicely. I am still holding thumbs this great progress continues!
Lovely healthy tub of moss. Thank you