Premium New Zealand Sphagnum Moss - Spagmoss

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We carry only the best sphagnum moss.  Spagmoss is a product imported from New Zealand that is sustainably grown and harvested.  It is a 100% renewable resource.

Spagmoss is commonly use as a component in muck, some soils, top dressing, air layering and a bunch of other bonsai related tasks.  Having sphagnum moss around if you do bonsai is almost a necessity.

If you are working with sphagnum moss, please wear a dust mask and eye protection while the product is dry.  Sphagnum moss will irritate the throat if you are doing a lot of work with it.  It is also highly recommended to wear gloves when working with it wet or dry.

We do our best to provide a variety of sizes and qualities of Spagmoss.

From the manufacturer:

New Zealand sphagnum moss is recognized worldwide as a premium product in the orchid growing industry. It grows naturally in the wetlands of the West Coast of the South Island and is renowned for being long lasting with excellent water holding capacity (20 times its own weight in water). Spagmoss’ versatility gives rise to many additional applications from carnivorous plant growing to reptile bedding.

Sphagnum cristatum 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. Compare this to Chilean moss which is composed mainly of Sphagnum megallanicum. This is a reddish colored moss which has very short strands but is very leafy. It has lower water holding ability compared to NZ moss. Chemical analyses show that this moss can also contain high amounts of soluble salts and has the potential to accumulate salt ions when nutrients are applied.

New Zealand sphagnum moss contains a naturally occurring antibiotic called Tropolene. It has been used for centuries as a wound dressing due to its high absorbency and ability to inhibit the growth of bacteria and fungi. Harvested from carefully managed, sustainable swamps, the natural beneficial properties of Spagmoss are enhanced by Besgrow’s exceptional production process. Spagmoss is hand-picked, naturally air dried, and cleaned through a series of both mechanical and manual techniques 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.

The most popular grades of Spagmoss are Classic length and Premier length. Both grades are processed using the same techniques – the only difference being the length of the strand.

Spagmoss Premier AAG Hydrated RGB 72ppi

Classic: length of 4” for 70% of the product
Premier: length of at least 6” for 50% of the product


Spagmoss Grades

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Spagmoss Supreme

Commercial grade, S. cristatum, length of 175mm for 70% of the product. Light browns, creams and light green colours with some green tips.

sphagnum moss - spagmoss premier

Spagmoss Premier

Commercial grade, S. cristatum, length of at least 150mm for 50% of the product. Light browns/cream colour with some green tips.

sphagnum moss - spagmoss classic

Spagmoss Classic

Commercial and standard retail, S. cristatum, length of 100mm for 70% of the product colour light brown/cream some green tips.

sphagnum moss - spagmoss blended

Spagmoss Blended

Retail, blend of S. cristatum and S. subnitens length of 100mm for 80% of the product browns/creams/pinks.

Strand products

spagmoss premier strand

Premier Strand

Premium commercial grade, S. cristatum; easy for root wrapping with length of 400mm+. Light browns, creams and light green colours with some green tips.

spagmoss classic strand

Classic Strand

Commercial grade, S. cristatum; easy for root wrapping with length of 300mm+. Light browns, creams and light green colours with some green tips.

Petal and Fresh moss products

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Spagmoss Petal

Blend of S. cristatum and S. subnitens petals used for increased water holding ability. Petalss are most commonly used in mixes when a higher WHC is required.

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Spagmoss Fresh

Besgrow Fresh Moss is popular choice for growing carnivorous plants as it may continue to grow in the right conditions. Besgrow Fresh Moss is carefully harvested, moderately cleaned and then packed ensuring the Fresh Moss is ready to use straight out of the bag.


Customer Reviews

Based on 13 reviews
Roberto Colon (Enola, US)

Is very good material

Joshua Lefitz (Omaha, US)
Best sphagnum moss on the market!

Unless you have a large collection (30+ orchids) and constantly repotting, you don't need a large package. A little goes a long way! Awesome product, totally satisfied.

S KEITH (Woodstock, US)

Premium New Zealand Sphagnum Moss - Spagmoss

John (Minneapolis, US)
You get what you pay for

I'm new to carnivorous plants so I was a little shocked at how expensive it seemed for a small amount, but I realized when it came that it really isn't a small amount. We broke off a bit of the corner of the brick and it expanded a ton. Our Sundew is doing great in this moss. This is going to last us a very long time.

Patricia Kelly (Avon, US)
New Zealand sphagnum moss

Just arrived and I wasn't expecting to see this flat less than an inch by 8" .
So after a few weeks the moss was put into a container and wow it filled the box up which I did expect. I haven't used it yet that will come next. thankyou guys


Ask a Question
  • Best for orchids?

    This is used for orchids, but I am not an orchid grower so can not give advice on them.


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