Hurrikale wrote:I have seen many articles saying that Sphagnum and Peat are definitely not the same kind of moss...
Read where, in the first paragraph of the first article and the third paragraph of the second, it states that Sphagnum and Peat are the same plant.
Hurrikale wrote:and they have very different requirements to grow.
Peat does not grow, it is formed by dead mosses, including Sphagnum, being compressed and decomposing over centuries in anaerobic environments.
Hurrikale wrote:Let's say that you place a whole clump of live sphagnum moss on rocks, it will eventually die as it loses moisture, while normal land moss will survive and grow, like cactus in a desert. Sphagnum always needs moisture to stay alive, normal moss doesn't
All mosses need moisture to stay alive, it's their most basic necessity. I have "normal land moss" grow in my lawn and flower beds every spring when there is more rain. But, when the rainy season ends, it dies from, wait for it,..... Lack of moisture.
Hurrikale wrote:LIVE Sphagnum moss grows on dead sphagnum moss and it keeps on growing like that, at the same time it can accumulate to compact which would block oxygen flow to slow down the decomposition of dead sphagnum.
You're finally making sense, this restates what I've already said.
https://www.hunker.com/13404497/peat-mo ... agnum-moss
https://www.sandiaseed.com/blogs/news/s ... -peat-moss
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