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LIVE SPHAGNUM MOSS: Mixed Species (Mostly Green)

  • R180.00 ZAR


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

     

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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 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

       

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        Please note that this image is intended for size reference only and depending on species, actual colours may differ 

         

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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 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

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          N.K.
          customer service

          your service was fantastic, delivery and packaging was great
          BUT... you overcharged by adding a 7% service fee for an EFT.
          i have heard nothing from you about a refund and it leaves a bad taste.
          will not do business with you again

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          R.
          More than I Bargained For!

          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!

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          P.
          Excellent

          Everything arrived as expected, well packaged and secure. Good looking samples. Will be ordering again for sure.

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          K.D.
          It's alive!

          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!

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          L.F.
          Live Sphagnum moss

          Lovely healthy tub of moss. Thank you

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