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Umbrella Moss #1 (Hypopterygium filiculaeforme )

Umbrella Moss #1 (Hypopterygium filiculaeforme )

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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 filiculaeforme or the Umbrella moss is a moss characterized by erect branches that bear large, umbrella-shaped, and flat fronds, reaching up to 6 cm in diameter. The primary and secondary branches are robust, supporting a dense carpet-like foliage of overlapping leaves. Each secondary branch features two rows of large lateral leaves and a third row of smaller under-leaves. This endemic moss is widespread in New Zealand, thriving in damp, sheltered forests, and along streams.

- 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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