Cushion Moss: The Soft and Beautiful Groundcover for Your Garden

Cushion Moss: The Soft and Beautiful Groundcover for Your Garden

Leucobryum glaucum, or Cushion moss, belongs to the White Moss family. Plants in this family grow between 50 and 100 cm in length. These plants have leaves that are 5 to 9mm long. The leaves of these plants from this family spread from the center. Cushion Moss is known for its grayish-green color, tufts, or dense and compact cushions. Once this plant is fully grown, it tends to have a low dome shape. It grows to about 12 cm tall.

How to Grow Cushion Moss

This plant thrives in moist areas. The best areas to grow cushion plants are medium to heavy-shade locations. It requires a stable base and sand to grow. It is advisable to break it up into pieces before planting.

Preparing the Ground

  • Remove weeds and grass from the ground. This can be done using chemical or mechanical methods.
  • Smooth the ground to remove air pockets.
  • Ensure the ground is compact.
  • Spruce up the ground. This can be done using paving stones or rocks to prevent leaf litter from accumulating.

Planting Cushion Moss

Cushion Moss may tolerate a drier climate. This means that the fall and spring seasons are ideal for planting it. This should be done by first creating the right soil conditions. Secondly, you should ensure that the soil is firm and packed. The soil should have proper drainage. You may use sulfur powder if the soil is too alkaline. This will help in acidifying the soil. The target soil pH should be between 5 and 6. Additionally, cushion moss and Sphagnum Moss thrives in a moist environment, ensuring you water the All Moss Plant.


  • Cushion moss helps in absorbing harmful toxins from wet surfaces.
  • Treats conditions such as muscle cramps, inflammation, and nausea
  • Prevents soil erosion