Historical connections in the preserving of fish etc. in Viking days. Water filtered through Sphagnum Moss was used by these intrepid explorers as it would remain in a fresh state for a considerably longer period.
Infused with garlic and used as a wound dressing,(poultice), in war years. Wild animals have been known to drag a wounded limb through beds of Sphagnum moss.
Used today in filtration. Of great benefit to tropical fish breeding and as a natural filter in pools, spa baths etc. Sphagnum Moss will absorb oil before it absorbs water,a huge benefit in an oil spill crisis.
Sphagnum moss has a long history and is renowned for having antiseptic properties, it has the ability to absorb up to 20 times its own weight in water, providing your plants with a ready source of moisture and nutrients.
Propargation: Roots love to grow into the sterile medium of Sphagnum moss.
Sphagnol, a property of Sphagnum Moss, prevents mould and mildew on plants.
Transplanting: The healing properties of Sphagnum will aid the recovery of damaged roots.
A dressing of moss preserves raw cuttings and as a packing and travelling companion it will ensure a plant survives a lengthy stay above the ground.
A ground-cover of Sphagnum moss, caps the soil surface, retaining moisture by reducing excess evaporation. The sterile qualities of the moss prevent stem-rot in the plant.