Help Your Plants Retain Moisture with Long Fiber Sphagnum Moss
Plants must receive the water they need while allowing their roots to receive enough oxygen. Long fiber sphagnum moss for plants will do just that! When mixed with soil, sphagnum moss will retain water while creating air pockets, leading to happy roots and a happy plant.
You can use sphagnum moss for any plants, including cactus, ferns, and carnivorous plants. They’re great for plants that need special care, like sphagnum moss for orchids. You can also use it for DIY projects!
You’ll want to use dried moss sphagnum if a plant requires moist soil. Desert plants such as cactus won’t benefit from sphagnum moss as much because it may cause the soil to stay too wet for too long. Most plants that didn’t come from a desert are sure to benefit from sphagnum moss, so it’s something you’ll want to keep on hand as you grow your plant collection.
How to Use Sphagnum Moss
Sphagnum moss for potted plants can be added to any soil as an amendment for plants that need to stay moist. The ratio may change for some plants, but one part of sphagnum moss and two parts of soil are usually enough. Sphagnum moss is intended to be an soil amendment and not a replacement, so it needs to be used with potting soil full of nutrients or with soil and fertilizer.
Sphagnum moss is a key part of Kokedama, a Japanese planting method where you wrap plants in sphagnum moss balls. The moss will keep the soil moist and reduce how often you have to water it. It will also look beautiful, too.
Long fibered sphagnum moss for planters has many uses beyond water retention. You can use it for DIY projects to give it a natural look or use them for terrariums and other setups. You can also use it in reptile tanks to add a natural element and keep the tank adequately moist and humid.
How Often to Replace Sphagnum Moss
You won’t need to replace sphagnum moss for 1-2 years when it’s mixed with soil. You can change it when it’s time to change your plant’s soil unless you notice the moss needs to be changed sooner. You may need to replace it sooner if it’s on top of the soil for decoration or for water retention since it will come into contact with water directly as you pour it over the moss.
If you’re using the moss in a reptile tank, you’ll need to change it monthly or more often, depending on several factors that will be unique to each setup.
Dry sphagnum moss in dry environments such as DIY projects may never need to be changed unless it is exposed to moisture. Sphagnum moss is generally mold resistant but staying wet for too long will require it to be replaced periodically.
How to Store Sphagnum Moss
Our long fibered sphagnum moss comes in a resealable bag so you can keep your moss fresh for longer. Keep unused sphagnum moss in the bag it comes in. Prevent moisture from entering the bag and keep it sealed when you’re not using it. You can store it until you need it if it stays dry and sealed.
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I purchased sphagnum moss to salvage my philodendrons that were dying consistently in soil. Since transferring them to the moss, they've ALL blossomed!
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Hi Taylor, Thank you for the honest review of our Long Fiber Sphagnum Moss! We're so glad that it worked wonders on your philodendrons. Best, Shirley