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Bryoandersonia Tray

Product Description

Bryoandersonia illecebra is sometimes called worm moss or spoon moss. Take a trip back in time to the 60s when shag carpet was popular. Bryoandersonia has the same appearance. Or some people think it looks like small worms. If you take a close up look, you’ll see the leaves curve/cup around the stem, and therefore, scientists refer to this species as spoon moss. Viewing the details, you can observe a translucency in the leaves that adds extra light reflectance and color intensity. Bryoandersonia has an almost electric emerald green vibrancy with major golden overtones. A very shiny moss. In the shade, it will be green. In sunnier locations, it will have a mottled coloration of greens and golds. The plants are loosely connected to each other in colonies. Use care when handling/planting Bryoandersonia because the colonies may fall apart. A terrestrial moss, Bryoandersonia can live on rich soil, rocks or tree stumps. A major plus is that Bryoandersonia tolerates a high heat index.

All live mosses, lichens and native plants have either been rescued from high-impact locations or cultivated in our Mossery. We promote the use of these plants for LIVE moss projects and sustainable landscapes. Some mosses will come with soil attached while others, particularly prostrate-growing types and mounds, may have very little soil attached to their tiny rhizoids.

Each moss tray order is approximately 10" x 20” in size providing at least 1.25 sq. ft. of product. Substrate fabric is included providing easy installation for gardeners and landscapers, if desired. Hard plastic tray may not be included in the shipment, unless specifically requested by the customer.

Plant hand-sized colonies or easily separate into plant fragments with your hands and distribute on the soil. Using the fragmentation planting method, you can cover more square footage but it will take several months to several years to achieve the solid green appeal. Note: The thicker the covering of moss fragments on the ground, the faster the growth. Water and walk on your newly planted mosses for best results.

As an alternative to shipping, we invite you to come to our Mossery to personally select your mat. We are located in Brevard, NC, an hour south of Asheville, and are happy to welcome those who live in surrounding mountain towns or people planning a trip to the Western North Carolina mountains to our location at 100 Elks Club Rd. We are open to the public on Mondays from 1-5pm. Mossin’ Annie can be reached at 828-557-1321 or mossinannie@gmail.com to set up an appointment.

Make sure to check moisture levels when your moss tray arrives. Fluff mosses with your hands. Rehydrate as needed and keep moist, but not soggy, until planted. If possible, stage your mosses outdoors until planting, rather than inside locations. Air conditioning or heat will dry out mosses quickly, and therefore require more attention to keep them fresh.

Since florists and crafters treat most mosses as dead elements, we discourage the purchase of our LIVE mosses for these types of floral or craft projects. We request that buyers keep our mosses alive and thriving in sustainable landscapes or containers that feature the beauty of live, green moss colonies.


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