Atrichum angustatum Tray
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 ...
Atrichum undulatum has a common name, big star moss, because of its star-like shape. The plants are slightly bigger in size than its cousin, Atrichum angustatum, growing up to an inch high. Atrichum undulatum prefers shade but will tolerate some partial sun. This Atrichum will definitely shrivel up when dry. Its sporophytes have shiny, deep maro...
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...
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...
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...
Ditrichum Tray -- Currently out of stock -- Check back later
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...
DIY Terrarium Moss Tray
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.
Entodon Tray -- Currently Out of Stock -- Check back later
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 ...
Hedwigia ciliata is named after the father of bryology, Johannes Hedwig. He might wonder at the common name of Dreadlock Moss. Or maybe 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 light...
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 ...
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. Please note: Like Thuidium, this moss may have a transitional bright yellow stage. It grows in shade and partial sun locations. All live mosses...
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...