Decayed, dried sphagnum moss has the name of peat or peat moss. This is used as a soil conditioner which increases the soil's capacity to hold water and nutrients by increasing capillary forces and cation exchange capacity - uses that are particularly useful in gardening.
High quality Sphagnum Moss for orchid planting use.
Sphagnum mosses can soak up more than eight times their own weight in water.
Why ideal for planting Phalaenopsis 蝴蝶兰 orchids?
Supplies water and nutrients to orchids
Maintains adequate aeration around the roots
Provides sufficient room for root development
Allows good root anchorage
Free of toxic materials
Absorbs water quickly and allows adequate drainage
Absorbs nutrients well and release them slowly
Should not decompose too quickly
Sphagnum moss can be used in hanging planter baskets for flowers. The moss helps keep the soil warm and holds moisture in, keeping the soil from drying out as quickly. Sometimes, the moss is mixed in with the soil, for hanging baskets and in the garden, to aerate the soil and/or add acidity. Florists also use it for decorative and preservative purposes.
Place a bit of this moss on top of a house plant's soil helps keep the plant roots warm and the soil damp--by using sphagnum this way, you'll cut down the need to water house plants as frequently.
1 x bag of moss