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What Is Sphagnum Peat Moss, Perlite, and Vermiculite?

shiva added on June 16, 2011 | Answered

I want to know exactly what is sphagnum peat moss, Perlite, and Vermiculite? I want to know about these in detail, and how or where I can get them to make my own soilless mix for indoor plants.

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Heather
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Answered on June 20, 2011

Oh, and all are available at your local plant nursery or hardware store that sells plants.

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Heather
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Answered on June 20, 2011

Peat moss is a substance that is made from either sphagnum, which is a kind of hanging moss, or peat which is a buildup of decayed swamp matter that is mined and then sold.

Perlite is a type of exploded volcanic glass that holds water and air well.

Vermiculite is similar to perlite and is an exploded stone.

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