See our range of Sphagnum Moss products
Los Volcanes Chile Ltd. produces a wide and varied range of Sphagnum Moss
GRADES and PACKSIZES. All designed to meet the specific requirements of you, our customer and the Orchid industry in general.
We select our Grades very carefully and are always looking for innovative and new ways to provide you with more cost effective Sphagnum
Los Volcanes are constantly evaluating and developing NEW packing styles to suit the requirements of the Farmer or Orchid Grower as well as the Hobbyist, the Homemaker and the enthusiastic Home Gardener.
SPHAGNUM MOSS GRADES
We produce three main grades of Sphagnum Moss:
- 5 Star – For specialised Orchid producers.
Long length and green and white coloured fibres are the main selection criteria for this Sphagnum
Moss grade. (The green colour fades to white three to four weeks after harvest time.)
- 3 Star - Our most economical grade for Orchid growing.
Very similar to 5 Star grade but slightly shorter in length and slightly browner in colour. (Again please note the green colour fades over time. See above.)
- Moss Leaf – A Specially made grade for the Soil Mixing Industry.
An additive designed to increase the desirable properties of Peat based soil mixes. Click
to see picture. The addition of Sphagnum
Moss Leaf to these mixes will improve aeration, reduce compaction and improve the friability of the mix. Water holding capacity is increased and this also results in reducing the requirement to irrigate so frequently and therefore helps to reduce production costs.
Lower transport costs can be achieved by replacing the Traditional packing styles with our NEW MODERN INNOVATIVE PACKING styles for Sphagnum Moss. (Some of our products are available in small quantities for hobby growers.)
- 40 kilo Bale
The 40kg packsize has now become very popular with Orchid growers wanting large quantities of competitively priced Sphagnum Moss.
- 5 kilo Bag
The 5kg bag is even more competitively priced. It is more convenient to handle and store than the 40 kilo bale because of its smaller size. Prior to using the 5kg bag just cut the plastic bag away and soak the whole pack overnight in a large drum (or pail) of fresh water and you can have the best quality of Sphagnum
Moss at even lower prices.
- 10 Kilo **NEW**
Because the 5kg bag size was so successful we have developed the same idea further and are delighted to announce THE NEW 10 KILO PACKSIZE which offers you even further savings. (Click
to see a picture.) Use the same way as the 5kg bag and soak the whole pack of
Sphagnum Moss in a drum (or pail) of fresh water overnight.
- Printed Bags.
We also pack Sphagnum
Moss in pre-printed moss bags for retail sales in Garden Shops and Supermarkets. You provide us with your company design and specific artwork and we will get the printed bags made into 1kg, 500gm 150gm and 75gm bag sizes as you require.
As you can see Sphagnum Moss is no longer a luxury item. If you buy your Sphagnum Moss supplies from Los Volcanes you and your plants can enjoy all the benefits of using freshly picked Sphagnum Moss at a reasonable price. Your PLANTS will LOVE you for it. We are happy to offer all these packsizes to both the Large Orchid Farmer and the Hobbyist or the Home Gardener alike. Just contact us and we will arrange a quote for whatever quantity you require from 40 foot container loads down to just a single pack
of Sphagnum Moss.
- Baby Orchid Starter Squares
These golden Sphagnum Moss starter squares come in a range of sizes.
Our factory can make most sizes to satisfy your unique requirements. Just contact us and inform us what size and weight of Golden Sphagnum Moss starter square you require. The most common size is currently 3cm x 3cm and the 3cm x 4cm sizes.
The golden Sphagnum Moss starter squares allows extremely fast and uniform potting of the baby Orchid plants. This results in consistent plant growth and high plant health and vigour as a result of using the golden Sphagnum Moss starter squares in this potting technique.
Contact us for prices and more information on this item.
- Hanging Basket Liners and Flower Pot Liners
Los Volcanes manufactures preformed golden Sphagnum Moss liners, under contract to Lakeview, as marketed by Discoveries in Gardening (D.I.G) and protected by world wide patents.
This Liner is becoming the most popular and cost effective moss Hanging Basket Liner in the United States and the United Kingdom because it is made from top quality golden Sphagnum Moss grown and produced in Chile. Plants love growing within the protection of this Sphagnum
Did you know that golden Sphagnum Moss holds up to 20 times its own weight in water? This is why the Sphagnum
Moss Liner as manufactured under license by Los Volcanes for D.I.G. is so successful in establishing beautiful flowering hanging baskets.
Contact us about getting hanging basket sphagnum moss for your orchids.
We can also produce any sized compressed moss liners to fit most sizes of pot or wooden planter boxes. Just tell us the dimensions you need! Think creatively and we will help you develop your new sales idea.
TRADITIONAL BULK COMMERCIAL PACKING
Traditionally, Sphagnum Moss has been packed and shipped in 25kg or 30kg bales, and 3kg bags. But the continuing high cost of sea freight and Los Volcanes’ desire to provide you, the customer, with more cost effective moss prices has made these pack sizes less attractive to both the large commercial Orchid growers and the Home Gardener and the Hobby grower. We still pack these sizes, just tell us what you want.
Contact us and we will do our utmost to satisfy your requirements in a cost effective and timely manner.