Moss is an amazing representative of the plant world. Suffice it to say that it has no roots, and receives water and the necessary nutrients from the air. Moss has pronounced bactericidal properties, it provides good thermal insulation and perfectly absorbs water. It is due to these properties that sphagnum moss can be of interest to both owners of suburban areas and those who grow indoor flowers. You can buy dry moss in order to germinate seeds in it or root cuttings. Moss can be introduced into the soil to improve its structure. And finally, moss is a wonderful mulch. Dry forest moss can be used without additional processing.
Moss has three qualities that are indispensable for flowers grown at home:
- Breathability: When sphagnum is added, the substrate becomes extremely loose.
- Hygroscopicity: Moss absorbs a large amount of moisture and gives it to the soil gradually. As a result, the earthen lump is always wet, but not wet.
- Antibacterial Properties: Moss contains the substance sphagnol, which disinfects the soil. If it is present in the soil mixture, the root system is protected from rotting and the development of fungus.