The Q&A Archives: Planting bog plants

Question: I just bought 2 plants, elephant ear and horsetail in the plastic cups. They are packed in sphagnum moss and in a mesh bag. How do I plant them? I want to create a bog next to my pond, but need to know if I take them out of the bag? away from the moss? help! no instructions.

Answer: Your plants will be easy to plant. First, take them out of the cups and then cut the mesh and remove it. You can leave the moss around the roots as it will help keep the roots moist. Plant in moist soil, setting the roots into the soil so the plant is just above the soil level. They like moist soil so planting might be a messy proposition, but they will root well and grow quickly. Enjoy!

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