Live Sphagnum Ideal for Christmas Wreaths 900g


Description: Live Sphagnum Moss
Our Sphagnum moss is harvested from renewable sources in Scotland UK.
This method allows the user to be environmentally conscience, as no Air Miles are involved in obtaining this product.
When using moss in the UK, we have found that using native moss is a lot better than imported from countries which have a different climate to ours.
Sphagnum moss is ideal for Hanging baskets and also Christmas wreaths as it holds many times its own weight in water.
Pure Sphagnum Moss is also used as a growing medium for Carnivorous plants, orchids etc.

Live Sphagnum moss looks beautiful when encouraged to grow on the top of potted specimens.
When used for hanging baskets, each 12' (30cm) basket would need about 450g of moss.
If used in wreathes, each 14inch wreath would need about 900g for a well packed base.
Or for a thinner wreath base 450g would be fine.
It turns a bright lush green when kept well.
Nepenthes cuttings root well in the medium as it can hold many times its own volume in water.
Live Sphagnum moss is sterile and was used by the army as a wound cleaner and dressing.
On arrival, if it is not going to be used straight away spread out the moss on a tray of water and keep cool to encourage it to grow.
The new shoots will be bright green and the remaining growth when exposed to sun will soon colour up.
Due to the weight of this compost we only post to the UK.
To keep the postage cost down we have included part of the postage in the price of this compost.

Please note, sphagnum as most moss grows in damp cooler conditions, which is normally in autumn and spring.
Our moss is long fibred sphagnum which as it grows, only the tips turn green.
The whole long strands are harvested, which once they are exposed to light they turn green.
With supplying it for wreaths and hanging baskets and a potting medium for plants, the exposed parts of the moss continue to grow and turn green, the unexposed parts stay brown.
Sphagnum moss is very hard to kill. Even the dried white moss that is seen for sale, if wetted and kept humid will grow, as this is how it grows in the wild. If a bog dries out in the heat, like we have had this summer, the moss turns white to reflect the heat, but once its wet and cooler it grows again.

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This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 28 October, 2008.

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