Sphagnum Moss - Dwarf


Sphagnum Moss - Dwarf

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

Dwarf Sphagnum Moss, Sphagnum spp., is a slow growing green 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 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, about the volume of a sandwich bag, enough to fill a 4" pot.

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.

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