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Moss Trays

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.

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.

Shipping Considerations

Mosses are shipped via Priority Mail through the US Postal Service. Most deliveries occur within 2-3 days. Mountain Moss will assume the costs of insuring your order. Please notify us if you encounter any issues or your delivery is lost.

You should expect your moss delivery within a week. We use somewhat unconventional packaging. For multiple trays in the same order, we may not include all trays but instead layer mosses on top of each other. 

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Atrichum angustatum Tray -- Shade and Sun

Atrichum angustatum Tray -- Shade and Sun

$30.00

Atrichum angustatum, commonly called Star Moss, which is a small moss that holds soil in place with its compact growth patterns. Tolerant of a variety of pH levels. This upright grower particularly well on nutrient-poor and disturbed soils. Very little change in green appearance from wet vs. dry states but some shriveling is apparent. Male cups ...


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Ceratodon purpureus Tray -- Sun

Ceratodon purpureus Tray -- Sun

$35.00

Ceratodon purpureus – This tiny moss has brilliant, deep green color with magnificent red sporophytes. It grows upright in dense mound colonies that feel like velvet to the touch. Be forewarned, Ceratodon may go through a dormant or adjustment phase when it turns brown for a while. It can appear dead but patient waiting reveals that it will reju...


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Climacium americanum Tray -- Shade or Sun

Climacium americanum Tray -- Shade or Sun

$35.00

Climacium americanum is commonly called Tree Moss. It gets its name from the fact that it grows in colonies that appear like forests of little trees. Actually, upper canopy of tree moss is much larger than most all other mosses, about .75-1.5” in spread and a height of 1-3”. New growth will be deep green while older growth or colonies in too muc...


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Dicranum scoparium Mat -- Shade

Dicranum scoparium Mat -- Shade

$720.00

Dicranum scoparium is a soft brilliant green moss species which grows in mounds and prefers acid soils or rock substrates. Usually it thrives best in shady locations. Called Mood Moss by many florists, Dicranum is known commonly in the scientific world as Windswept or Broom Moss because of the way the individual plants have leaves that curve. Al...


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Dicranum scoparium Tray -- Shade

Dicranum scoparium Tray -- Shade

$25.00

Dicranum scoparium is a soft brilliant green moss species which grows in mounds and prefers acid soils or rock substrates. Usually it thrives best in shady locations. Called Mood Moss by many florists, Dicranum is known commonly in the scientific world as Windswept or Broom Moss because of the way the individual plants have leaves that curve. Al...


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Ditrichum affine Tray -- Shade or Sun -- Limited Availability

Ditrichum affine Tray -- Shade or Sun -- Limited Availability

$30.00

A deeper green than other moss species, Ditrichum affine has a rich, luxurious appearance. An upright grower, with plants only about 1/4-1/2 inch tall, this species forms round, cushion-like colonies. A hallmark of this species are the intense yellow sporophytes that appear in profusion prompting the common name, Wheat moss. Although tolerant of...


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DIY Terrarium Moss Tray

DIY Terrarium Moss Tray

$35.00

For DIY terrarium enthusiasts, in addition to offering a full DIY Terrarium Kit, Mountain Moss is now providing DIY Terrarium Sampler trays. Mossin’ Annie will choose her favorite mosses for making terrariums that offer varying shades of green and different textures. Selection will include 4-6 shade moss species. IMPORTANT – READ before placing ...


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Entodon seductrix Tray -- Shade or Sun

Entodon seductrix Tray -- Shade or Sun

$30.00

Entodon seductrix might be called Shiny Sexy Moss. This shiny green moss grows prostrate and hugs surfaces in flat colonies. And, don't you think its second name sounds "sexy?" It attaches quickly to all types of surfaces from acid soil to concrete substrates. It exhibits amazing fast-growing properties. A versatile moss, it is a good candidate ...


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Hedwigia ciliata Tray -- Shade or Sun

Hedwigia ciliata Tray -- Shade or Sun

$30.00

Hedwigia ciliata is named after the father of bryology, Johannes Hedwig. He might wonder at the common name of Dreadlock Moss. Or maybe be flattered that kids like to call it Hedwig Moss after the owl's name in Harry Potter books. This moss grows in loose colonies with the rhizoids grouped as a “foot” to attach it. It is deep, dark green with li...


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Hylocomium brevistore Tray -- Shade/Partial Sun

Hylocomium brevistore Tray -- Shade/Partial Sun

$30.00

The term “fluffy” is the most accurate description of Hylocomium brevistore. A light green shade, plants have a tendency to rise above the soil surface in loose organization even though it is a technically a sideways grower. A shade lover, Hylocomium tolerates some partial sunspots that may occur during the day. When dry, its color gets lighter ...


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Hypnum imponens Tray -- Shade/Partial Sun

Hypnum imponens Tray -- Shade/Partial Sun

$15.00

Hypnum species are referred to as common Log or Fern Mosses. It will grow on a variety of substrates including vertical surfaces. Its green color can range from brilliant to a darker, yellow-green state. It is a sideways growing moss species. Please note: Like Thuidium, this moss may have a transitional bright yellow stage. It grows in shade and...


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Leucobryum glaucum Tray -- Shade or Sun

Leucobryum glaucum Tray -- Shade or Sun

$20.00

Called Pincushion Moss, Leucobryum glaucum mounds are deep to light green depending upon its moisture content. It grows on a variety of substrates including rich, acidic soils to barren, sandy locations. It gets tiny golden brown sporophytes during all seasons. Also, it sometimes is covered with fragmented white leaf tips during asexual reproduc...


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