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We dig plants when your order is received, and ship immediately via US Priority Mail. You will receive a tracking number via email when plants are shipped. All plants are packed to be safe in their packages for up to 3 days after receipt.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This provides superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.

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Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We guarantee your plants to be in excellent condition and arrive alive. If you have any problems with your order, please contact us via email (do not call us, email us with pictures) and state the problem and photos of the problem along with your order # to customerservice@tennesseewholesalenursery.com within 24 hours of order receival. No exceptions to this warranty so please, if you have any problems, we must receive an email within 24 hours of delivery.


Mosses Are A Perfect Addition To Enclosed Terrariums, As They Help Retain Moisture And Humidity

In a typical indoor terrarium, one would see at least a handful of plants boasting various textures and densities. While the terrarium moss is not the most glamorous terrarium plant, it serves as the foundation of a terrarium's appeal. More than that, its true importance lies in the benefits it provides, such as absorbing toxins and retaining humidity.

The moss is a non-vascular member of the flora known as a bryophyte, meaning to say that they do not have vessels for transporting water like other plants, hence their appearance as a grassy mound. The lack of roots and water vessels is not a liability, as mosses prefer high humidity and a consistent water supply, helping stabilize humidity. These qualities make them the perfect addition to an enclosed terrarium, especially one with tropical plants, as mosses do not make any competition. The moss grows anywhere and everywhere, especially on complex and damp surfaces like rocks, logs, and trees. As mosses are incredibly versatile, they are perfect for filling out a terrarium by attaching various mosses to hardscape items for a natural aesthetic.

While There Are Numerous Moss Varieties Suited To Various Environments, They All Help Add A Naturalistic Charm To Your Terrarium

There are thousands of moss varieties, though each one is suited to slightly different environments, so some may prefer it hot and humid, while others tolerate just about anything. For now, mosses can classify as either of the two types based on growth pattern: Acrocarpous or Pleurocarpus. It is pretty easy to tell the difference, as the Acrocarpous grows in clumps while the Pleurocarpous grows in sheets. If you want a dynamic landscape, clumpy moss provides various shapes and textures, such as the compact and easily sculpted cushion moss or the lush, wavy mood moss. While it has quirky growth patterns, the sheet moss works better as a ground cover, like the fern moss and elongated leaves providing a windswept effect.

In applying your moss, start by positioning a few sheets of moss around the base, gently placing them on top of soil or substrate to ensure the rhizoids have something to grasp. If you have blank spots that plants cannot fit in, clump mosses are great for softening up those areas. After adding your mosses, it is crucial to make sure that you hydrate your mosses for the first three weeks, so they can successfully adapt. Heights are not an issue for them, either—moss is quite common on cliffs and trees, so the only limit you have to grow your moss is your imagination.

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