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Live plants and flowers are packed in peat moss for sending to distant places because
  1. It reduces transpiration
  2. It is a good disinfectant
  3. It is hygroscopic
  4. It is cheap and easily available


Solution

The correct option is C It is hygroscopic
Peat moss is formed by partially decomposed Sphagnum. Sphagnum has the capacity to retain water for long periods and thus is used to cover plant roots during transportation.

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