Sphagnum Moss - Golden
Ease to Grow: Easy
Native Range: Northern Peat Bogs
Zones: 3-9 (2-10)
Golden Sphagnum Moss, Sphagnum sp., is a beautiful and unusual sun-loving form of Sphagnum. Color can vary from yellow to brown, depending upon growing conditions. 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 hummocks. The short stems have sweeping, outward-curving branches that resemble small tresses. The intensity of color seems to favor bright, cooler conditions. The richest golden displays are in Winter. Turns to yellow-green in the shade.
Like other Sphagnum Mosses, Golden 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 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 Golden Sphagnum Moss for sale. 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.