Moss Propagation

Sphagnum Moss

Sphagnum moss is a great media to propagate with, and my favorite method to use with unrooted cuttings. It provides ample moisture to stimulate new root growth, without being wet enough to accidentally cause rot.  When I propagate anything in moss, is I will make a solution of Super Thrive to rehydrate the moss in, so that the moss is absorbing all the fertilizer. On its own, there aren’t sufficient nutrients to keep a plant happy. Having extra nutrients within the moss will help the plants stabilize quicker and assist with a more successful propagation experience. Once again, if you have cut a plant to propagate, allow the end of the fresh cut to dry out for at least 24 hours to callous over, or seal the ends with an unscented candle wax. You don’t want your moss to be dripping wet, so squeeze out any excess water. Pack enough moss into your selected pot/vessel to create stable support for the plant. Sometimes if the plant keeps tipping out, I will put a layer of Leca on top to weigh it down a little bit.