This beautiful moss is also known as cypress-leaved plant moss. It's common around the world, especially in forests and shaded woodlands. It's one of the other twelve thousand species of spore-bearing land plants. Hypnum Moss is sometimes called "Feather Moss" due to its leaf shape.
Hypnum Moss forms carpet-like sheets on dark forest floors and rocks. It's size ranges between small and medium. Its stems are short and medium reddish-brown. The leaves that grow from it are spiraled and skinny. They resemble the leaves of a Cypress tree. The leaves can grow to about two millimeters in length. This moss is colored a gorgeously vibrant green and darker green. The spores of the plant grow in pods attached to stalks from the moss.
When planting in terrariums plant in an area that is not overly moist. Fresh moss can grow to 3 ~ 4 inches thick, very green, and can be broken apart quickly with your hands. Other places it fits well are rock gardens and covering for potted plants. Open terrariums are better. The closed systems have too little air circulation and less moisture. Often when growing moss outdoors, it likes fertile soil to grow in. When planting clear the area of weeds, plants, and debris. Smooth out soil and lightly dampen moss and dirt and press into the earth. Carefully step on moss to make sure it has good contact with the ground and on the edges. Plant in long or shady area gently waters 2 to 3 times daily. Make sure it can dry out or water less often. Continue watering regime when you want the moss to grown and spread in your outdoor garden.
- 1. Can be attached to almost any aquarium or terrarium decoration
- 2. Low to moderate light requirements
- 3. Little to no supplements needed
- On the ground in woodland, but also on trees and logs, acid rocks etc.
- Usually it thrives best in shady locations
Make sure to check moisture levels when your moss tray arrives. Fluff mosses with your hands. Rehydrate as needed and keep moist, but not soggy, until planted. If possible, stage your mosses outdoors until planting, rather than inside locations. Air conditioning or heat will dry out mosses quickly, and therefore require more attention to keep them fresh.
|Purchase Size:||6 x 3 x 1.5'' (15 x 8 x 4 cm)|
|Temperature:||65 - 77°F(18 - 25°C )|
|Light Demand:||Low to Medium|