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Helpful Gardening Tips
We dig fresh our plants and ship immediately. We ship US Mail, Priority shipping. You will receive a tracking number once your plants ship. All plants will be fine in their packages for up to 3 days after receiving.
We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This is superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.
Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receiving unless weather-related problems prohibit planting. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water for the first week daily after planting.
Sphagnum Moss - Sphagnum species
USDA Climate Zone - Zone 2-9
Moss Height - 4 inches
Moss Width - 3 feet
Soil Type - Wet, boggy, and acidic
Sun - Partial sun to shade
Also known as sphagnum moss, this moss holds significant quantities of water. That is true of both the living and dead parts of the plant. This ability allows the plant to spread out into much drier areas. Still, the moss is seldom found in woods or alkaline water.
In the wild, sphagnum moss forms mats and thick clumps that float on bog water but are strong enough to hold the weight of a moose.
The leaves are tiny, sometimes toothed, and grow close to the stems. The living leaves are light green, though they can also be pink, red, brown, or gold.
When sphagnum moss dries out and dies, it becomes peat moss used as fuel. In the garden, it's added to alkaline soil to acidify or neutralize its pH and retain moisture. It is used to line the interior of hanging pots, and if there's no other dressing around, you can use moss to dress wounds, for its acidity kills pathogens. Live plants and seeds are packed in sphagnum moss for the same reason before they're shipped.
Gardeners who are interested in growing mushrooms use sphagnum moss as a medium. It's also used as soil for carnivorous plants such as Venus flytraps and pitcher plants. Sphagnum moss is used in the form of plant propagation called air layering. In this method, a slanting cut is made partway through the stem of a plant such as a dieffenbachia, a toothpick is inserted, and damp sphagnum moss is wrapped around the cut then secured with plastic wrap—the roots of a new plant form in several weeks. The plant above the new roots is cut off and repotted.