Sphagnum Moss - Dwarf
Ease to Grow: Easy
Native Range: Northern Peat Bogs
Zones: 3-9 (2-10)
Dwarf Sphagnum Moss, Sphagnum sp., is a slow growing green and red form of Sphagnum, and tolerates drier boggy conditions. This makes it wonderful as a growing companion for CPs, because it does not tend to over grow them like the typical form. It is a shorter, slower growing Sphagnum, and does well with all but the smaller CPs. It is excellent in terrariums and with amphibians because of its dwarf habit.
Like other Sphagnum Mosses, Dwarf Sphagnum Moss is a primitive bryophyte like ferns and clubmosses. Unlike more common forms of lawn or woodland moss, Sphagnum Moss is larger, and requires damp growing conditions. It prefers the shady areas of the bog, typically growing in and among other bog plants. It is easily distinguished from other mosses by its pale green color, clumping habit and preference for wet areas. It is a rapid grower, clumps nicely, and does well with flytraps, sundews, butterworts and pitcher plants. It spreads nicely, and can be divided into smaller plugs to plant a larger area. Though Sphagnum Moss has no roots and does not require soil, it benefits from planting in a loose CP soil mix. It is winter hardy, and a popular material for birds and squirrels building nests in the Spring. Water with rain/distilled water.
This is living Sphagnum Moss. A portion is 1 measuring cup full, enough to cover a 4" pot.
Photographs are representative of the species, and not the specific plant shipped.
Height: 1" - 4+"
Plant Type: Perennial, cold temperate
Soil: Lower Bog Mix
Soil pH: 5-7
Light: Full to Partial Sun
Use: Top dressing or soil mix for carnivorous plants. Terrariums. Amphibians