NEW ZEALAND SPHAGNUM CRISTATUM MOSS - MILLED (FINE) - 4 QUART

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BIO-SUB-SPH-4QT
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Weight:
3.60 Ounces
Width:
12.00 (in)
Height:
12.00 (in)
Depth:
4.00 (in)
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NEW ZEALAND SPHAGNUM CRISTATUM MOSS MILLED (FINE)

Milled New Zealand sphagnum moss is recognized worldwide as a premium product for the reptile/amphibian hobbyists, as well as the orchid growing industry. It grows naturally in the wetlands of New Zealand’s South Island, also known as Te Waipounamu. The moss is renowned for being long lasting with an excellent water holding capacity (20 times its own weight in water) and has a natural PH of 4.8. 

Usage

Milled sphagnum moss is commonly used as a soil additive, Seed Starter, and a rooting medium for carnivorous plants. It is also often mixed in combination with other mediums to loosen up heavy clay soils while creating air pockets for beneficial biological organisms to thrive. It also helps drain water, improving drainage around plant roots, keeping them from becoming waterlogged. At the same time, it increases the soil’s ability to retain nutrients and moisture.

Added Benefits

Sphagnum cristatum moss also contains a naturally occurring antibiotic called Tropolene, used for centuries as a wound dressing for its ability to inhibit the growth of dangerous non-beneficial bacteria and fungi.

New Zealand Sphagnum cristatum moss is harvested from carefully managed, sustainable swamps. It’s carefully hand-picked, naturally air dried, and cleaned through a series of both mechanical and manual techniques to ensure a maximum Water Holding Capacity (WHC) of 96%.

There are approximately 120 species of sphagnum moss found throughout the world. The physical characteristics and intrinsic qualities (i.e. chemical properties) of these different species can vary greatly. Characteristics of sphagnum moss that are of interest to most users include color, strand length, strand strength and durability, salt accumulation and chemical properties.

Product Comparison

One of the most important things to remember when comparing and choosing sphagnum moss is that different species grow in different regions around the globe. So it is important to understand which species are most likely to come from which regions. The table below outlines the more popular species on the market today, along with a comparative summary of their key characteristics and qualities.

Chart of popular species' of sphagnum moss

*Please note that this product is packaged and shipped dry. Before use, it must be thoroughly moistened.

*Only available in 4 quart bags.

Read more [THE BENEFITS OF NEW ZEALAND SPHAGNUM CRISTATUM MOSS AS A SOIL AMENDMENT]