Sphagnum Moss is commonly known as peat moss. This type of moss is more common in the Northern Hemisphere in moister areas of the forests. Bogs and wetlands will generally have a more concentrated amount of moss because of the water availability.
When dry, spagnum can hold approximately 25 times more water verses their dry weight. As this moss spreads, it provides a habitat for other plants to grow. Because Sphagnum Moss produces non-photosynthetic gemmae, it can survive fungal attacks and continue to reproduce. Because of this moss's unique way of holding water, spagnum is popular with gardeners.
The use of this moss dates back to earlier times when Natives used it like cotton. Even during and after the early settlers, moss was used in lieu of bandages and cotton because of its absorbency. It is also antimicrobial with anti-viral properties which acted as a natural antiseptic.
When it is grown and harvested, it can be used for a variety of beneficial causes. As a growing medium, it's used as a soil conditioner which in turn provides sustenance to other plants. This moss is also used as a fiber to create pulp for paper. In addition, moss mixed with concrete produces cement which can be cast and molded.
Even more extraordinary, is that this moss acts as a natural water-purifier. Sewage emitted through the moss growth will absorb toxicity and heavy metals. This natural product is used in European countries to flavor whiskey and scotch.
This is an abundant, natural, self-sustaining, recurring resource. This makes cultivating the moss very cost-effective. It provides multiple uses for plants, animals and people. The future is certain to shine the spotlight on its benefits.
This item is shipped in clumps. Each clump is between 4-4 to 12-12 inches. The clumps will add up to the total square footage you order. Ships year round.
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