Plants By Type
Sphagnum Moss is best for growing in climate zones five through nine and will be around four inches or so tall when it is done growing. It prefers soils that are clay or sandy in composition as well as those that are acidic and well drained in content. This moss will enjoy an environment that is full or partially shaded. It is often found growing clusters that will be fairly small in size. It will have a shallow root system that makes it versatile and able to grow almost anywhere with ease. Sphagnum is a genus, or type, of over 150 different types of mosses. With its ability to absorb moisture from the air rather than rely on the water within the soil, sphagnum moss uniquely absorbs water like a sponge, holding many times its weight in water. Because it can absorb and retain water, it serves the grower working with a variety of plants and media. With its capacity to hydrate, stabilize and condition the soil environment. This moss can be an indispensable medium component for successful growing. The leaves on this moss can vary in color from red and burgundy to a deeper yellow and brown. This will depend on the area it is planted in. In survival situations, many have used this plant for starting a fire because it can be fairly dry. It is a great plant to have no matter the need of the landscape.