Commercial grade, S. cristatum
, length of at least 150mm for 50% of the product. Light browns/cream colour with some green tips.
New Zealand Sphagnum moss is recognised worldwide as a premium product in the orchid growing industry. Besgrow Spagmoss is naturally air dried to ensure a maximum Water Holding Capacity(WHC) of 96%. This allows the moss to retain water and nutrients for easy release to the plant without accumulating unwanted salts.
Spagmoss maintains its structure in the pot for several years,therefore costs associated with re-potting are reduced. Due to its sterile nature, Spagmoss will also defend against plant pathogens from attacking the roots.
We ensure Spagmoss grades are of consistent quality with good colour and minimal contamination. Spagmoss is produced from two sphagnum species, Sphagnum cristatum
and Sphagnum subnitens.
is the most common variety harvested in New Zealand; it has a much larger leaf and stem structure than other moss types giving it stronger and more robust growing properties. The longer length allows the moss to be wrapped around roots easily and the strong structure ensures the moss will not become over-compressed in the pot providing the plants with a high Air Filled Porosity (AFP).
have a finer appearance and structure with a smaller leaf giving it a feathery feel. The softness of this variety allows the moss to be wrapped easily around the roots of very juvenile orchids. It is less robust than Sphagnum cristatum
meaning it can be compacted tighter in the pot for lower AFP requirements.
Besgrow Spagmoss is available in many different grades and specifically designed products to suit your requirements. It is commonly used;
By commercial and hobby growers in the cultivation of various orchid species
As a decorative enhancement
In the Floristry industry
For assisting with young plant growth
As an additive to increase water holding in other substrates
To ensure Besgrow provide you with only the highest Spagmoss products we have long-established quality control procedures in place. Throughout production Sphagnum moss is monitored to ensure the product meets our quality standards.
As Besgrow Spagmoss products are harvested from carefully managed, sustainable swamps you can be confident that Besgrow products will always be available to you.