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Spear Moss (Acrocladium chlamydophyllum)

Spear Moss (Acrocladium chlamydophyllum)

Regular price $15.00 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.

Spear Moss has creeping stems that form pale yellow-green clumps. It is easily recognizable by its cylindrical, curved branches with closely overlapping, glossy leaves that taper to a sharp point. The leaves are 1-1.5 mm long, very concave, and about as wide as they are long, with a blunt tip. This moss is widespread in New Zealand and commonly found on soil, stumps, and logs, often in damp, shaded sites.

Container size: 16x12x4 cm. The moss may contain leaves, twigs, debris, or pests from its natural environment. It is advisable to soak the moss in water before use. Colours and sizes may vary due to natural conditions. The last four photos are examples only and not for sale.

Moss doesn't have roots and absorbs water directly from the air. It thrives in shady areas with acidic soil and requires consistent moisture without waterlogging. Place moss in indirect sunlight and mist lightly with dechlorinated or rainwater to keep it moist. For terrariums, use a covered container to maintain humidity and provide occasional ventilation. Trim brown or dead parts to encourage new growth and keep your terrarium clean.

To store moss: Use a clear-lidded container with a bottom layer of damp sphagnum moss moistened with dechlorinated or rainwater. Arrange the moss evenly on top, spritzing as needed to maintain moisture. Keep the container in bright, indirect sunlight, opening the lid occasionally for ventilation and misting if it starts to dry out.

To clean moss for a terrarium: Remove weeds, twigs, and debris, and trim any excess bits. Submerge the moss in dechlorinated or rainwater for 5-10 minutes to hydrate and remove pests and dirt, then gently squeeze out excess water.

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