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LIVE SPHAGNUM MOSS:  Species Palustre CC#P12 for sale | Buy carnivorous plants and seeds online @ South Africa's leading online plant nursery, Cultivo Carnivores

LIVE SPHAGNUM MOSS: Species Palustre CC#P12

  • R280.00 ZAR


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  • Live Sphagnum moss is now available in South Africa!
  • Listing is for one sample portion live moss to get you started on your own live sphagnum moss culture
  • 1 portion includes 5 live moss growth points (heads) - See sample size reference above
  • Due to its nature, we recommend cultivating your culture of sp. palustre on a windowsill with bright indirect light, greenhouse or a terrarium setting - see the 'growing tips' tab for our guidelines
  • Perfect for sundews and tropical pitcher 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 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, sun pitchers, cobra lilies 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 of the sample container only and depending on the species, the contents and actual colour of the moss 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 5 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
        • By request we now offer a separate option with a moss regrow kit

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