- Lining hanging baskets
- Lining window boxes (as demonstrated on Oprah)
- Air-layer propagation of growing mature trees from the branches of parent trees
- Seed starting while preventing the killer disease "damping-off"
- Living wreaths
- Root bulbs and cuttings
- Wrap around roots when transporting and transplanting plants and trees
- Topiary medium (as used in Walt Disney World)
- Soil cover on indoor potted plants and planters to retain moisture in the soil
- Bedding material for worms and reptiles
- Hydroponics gardens
- Soilless gardening where dirt is not an option
- Orchid propagation
Sphagnum Moss Absorbs and Retains up to 20 times its Weight in Water A delicate system of capillary tubes allows the moss to absorb water like a sponge. It can then be squeezed out and used again. Dried moss catches fire easily and is therefore an excellent tinder material. Seed Starter Use small bags of the crumbled sphagnum moss as soil-free seed starter. Place the moss in a small container, dampen and place the seeds within. The moss helps keep them warm and moist enough, but not too moist, as they prepare to germinate the seeds. Use the moss for growing orchids as well.