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Fern Moss

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Fern Moss is an easy growing moss.


Fern moss has an appealing texture and looks like the miniature version of a fern. 

However, some fern moss grows to be quite large. The plant grows in several countries and thrives best in rocky areas with shade, damp woodlands, and grasslands. Fern moss is a pleurocarpous moss, forming a thick layer if it's part of a terrarium. If you're a beginner gardener, fern moss is a great place to start. 

  Fern moss grows slowly and covers anything it comes in contact with. The moss is very thick and has stalks that look like small fern fronds. If you're looking for an evergreen cover for the ground to make your patio, driveway, or walkway more appealing, fern moss is an appealing choice. The plant is low-maintenance and makes an attractive complement to the other plants in your garden. 

  Fern moss grows to medium height and needs indirect light. 

The plant grows best at 60 to 80 degrees F and needs high humidity to thrive. While fern moss thrives best in hardiness zones 3-9 and often grows in Europe, Asia, North America, and South America, the plant also flourishes in parts of Illinois and is seen on tree trunks, stones, and dead tree pieces. The moss must get lots of water to grow properly. The blooming season is year-round, and fern moss grows up to 5 feet high and 6 feet wide when mature. 

  Fern moss needs acid soil. This is why the plant grows easily on rocks and other acidic surfaces. The ideal pH level for growth is between 5.0 and 6.0. This form of moss does very well in several vivarium types. Grow the moss on terrains that are raised from consistent water sources, such as paludariums which are enclosures that are half terrain-based and half aquatic enclosures. 

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