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Umbrella Moss #3 (Hypopterygium sp.)

Umbrella Moss #3 (Hypopterygium sp.)

Regular price $12.00 NZD
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A beautiful mixed selection of lush green live moss, perfect for terrariums. Sustainably harvested and cultivated on our private property on the West Coast.

Hypopterygium sp., or Umbrella moss, is distinguished by its erect branches bearing large, umbrella-shaped, and flat fronds. Both primary and secondary branches are sturdy, supporting a dense carpet-like foliage of overlapping leaves. Each secondary branch boasts two rows of large lateral leaves and a third row of smaller under-leaves. It displays a fluffy, soft texture in a dark green hue with hints of brown. It thrives in moist environments but is relatively more resilient to drought compared to other Umbrella moss varieties. 

- Container Size: 16x12x 4cm.
- Moss may contain some leaves or twigs from the collection environment.
- Moss colors and sizes may vary from photos due to fluctuations in weather conditions.

Care Tips for Your Live Terrarium Moss:
1. Light: Moss thrives in indirect sunlight or dappled light. Place your terrarium in a location where it can enjoy gentle, filtered sunlight.
2. Water: Mist your moss lightly with a spray bottle when the top layer begins to dry out. Ensure the moss remains consistently moist but not waterlogged.
3. Humidity: Moss adores a humid environment. To maintain the ideal humidity level, consider using a terrarium with a lid or cover.
4. Ventilation: While moss thrives in a closed environment, it's essential to provide occasional ventilation. Crack open the lid for a short time to prevent mold growth and maintain freshness.
5. Pruning: Trim any overgrown or browning patches to encourage healthy growth and maintain the moss's appearance.
6. Cleanliness: Keep your terrarium clean by removing any debris or fallen leaves, allowing your moss to shine.

For larger quantities or inquiries, please don't hesitate to contact us via email at meena.nzcraft@gmail.com

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