Hair Cap Moss thrives best in clay or sandy soil
The Hair Cap Moss should have been named the Cure-All Moss because there is not a garden dilemma that this beautiful plant cannot solve. Out of the 15,000 species of moss, this one is the easiest to grow. This hardy plant is growing on every continent, including Antarctica. Hair Cap Mosses can grow naturally along forest streams, in bogs, and even on coastal plains.
Hair Cap Mosses prefer partial shade, but they can grow in shady or sunny parts of the garden as well. It is not a picky plant, but it thrives best in clay or sandy soil. Moist soil conditions are best for optimal growth, but this hardy plant will tolerate slow draining areas and low moisture content. It is easy to see when the plant needs watering because the coloring diminishes slightly, and the leaves will curl tightly around the stem. As soon as they receive water, though, the leaves spring back open.
Hair Cap Moss controls erosion on uneven grounds
It is no surprise that the Hair Cap Moss is the most commonly used in landscaping; this excellent plant is very diverse. In landscaping, it is commonly used for flower bed borders, ground cover, or where a pop of color is needed. They even control erosion on uneven grounds. Hair Cap Mosses are also low maintenance. They have an average life span of three to five years, reproduce quickly and stay green all year round.
The average height of this Hair Cap Moss is two to four inches, but this is one of the taller moss species and can grow up to twelve inches tall. During the warmer seasons, this plant will sprout spores from the top for reproduction. Although the reproduction spore starts as light green, it can turn various yellow, orange, and red.