Sphagnum Moss - Red


Ease to Grow: Easy
Dormancy: Recommended
Native Range: Northern Peat Bogs
Zones: 3-9 (2-10)

Red Sphagnum Moss, Sphagnum capillifolium, or the Small Red Peat Moss, is a beautiful and unusual dark red form of Sphagnum. Color can vary from salmon pink to maroon, almost black. These clones are from maroon (dark red) selections. It grows in the same conditions as the typical form, tolerating less acidity and more light. It tends to form tight, carpet-like mounds or clumps resembling red cauliflower. The short stems have sweeping, outward-curving branches that resemble small tresses. The intensity of color seems to favor bright, cooler conditions. The darkest red displays are in Winter. Turns to green in the shade.

Like other Sphagnum Mosses, Red 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 very damp growing conditions. It prefers the open, heathy areas of the bog, often in areas with limestone bedrock. It is a shorter, slower growing Sphagnum, and does well with all but the smaller CPs. It spreads nicely, and can be divided into smaller plugs to plant a larger area. Though Red Sphagnum Moss has no roots, it benefits from planting in a loose CP soil mix. It is winter hardy. Keep very moist and water with rain/distilled water.

This is living Red Sphagnum Moss for sale. A portion is 1 measuring cup full, enough to cover a 4" pot.

Sphagnum capillifolium is shipped bare-root. 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.

Customer Reviews

Based on 8 reviews
Harry Policastro
Thank you

I love sphagnum moss with my Nepenthes plants grow big.

Dave Potvin
Beautiful Sphagnum

The red sphagnum is amazing!

Leslie A
Couldn't be happier

Arrived quickly and in great shape. Beautiful color and full of life. It’s a great addition to my terrarium!

Julia Mader
It is beautiful

Red moss is gorgeous, I just wish I have ordered more. Would highly recommend as it gives bright red color to your carnivorous garden. Also as always has been shipped and arrived in excellent condition! Thank you to great company!

Dawn Koser

Got this a while ago to try it out. After some learning and adjustments on my part, it's now thriving and is a lovely, living accent. Not to mention beautiful in its own right.

Definitely recommended

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