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Product Description

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 high heat index, the colonies get darker and duller when it’s hot. Upon hydration, the green color gains a more vibrant shade. Note: Ditrichum has a similar appearance to Dicranum to the untrained eye. Yet, Ditrichum’s emerald color is deeper and the smaller colonies feel denser and tighter to the touch. Sporophytes are distinctively different for easier identification. It can grow on inferior soils. Use entire colonies for planting or crumble up into plant fragments and distribute on the ground to introduce. Consider using this species in either shade or partial/full sun locations.

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.

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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