Our Moss Collection creates a soft, luxurious look in a terrarium and adds texture and depth to shade planters or hanging gardens.
Moss likes dark, fertile, moist soil and full shade or artificial light. Add smooth river stones or small ferns and mist the moss collection regularly to celebrate the beauty and freshness of a hidden forest glade.
There are many types of mosses, and depending on the species these flowerless plants usually grow between 1″ to 4″ in dense mats, although some species do grow taller. Moss Collection is used for ground cover, like nature’s carpet, many species prefer cloudy, cold, dampness but some have adapted to sunny, seasonal weather. These are an excellent choice for areas with problematic spots with slightly excessive water issues as they are known to absorb liquid up to twenty times their weight.
Most mosses do tend to be slow growing so one will have to patient when planting them.
Although they do not need much maintenance at all after they have been established, until they have been, it is essential that the moss receives lots of moisture. Banks that can be easily washed out may be the perfect place to grow this hearty plant, as it never needs cut and spreads well, helpinggrip the bank. Because of their root system (or lack of), there is less need for planting medium. Moss tends to thrive in the Northwest of the country, making fantastic green roofs due to their light weight, increased water absorption, and having high tolerance during droughts. They’ll never need fertilizer and are deficient maintenance requiring no irrigation after they’re established. Often used decoratively by florists and popular in Japanese gardens, moss is thought to present a sense of calmness. It is usually planted around the base of bonsai trees, covering the soil making the tree look more aged. Woodland gardens or any garden can achieve that soft, tranquil look with moss.