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We dig plants when your order is received, and ship immediately via US Priority Mail. You will receive a tracking number via email when plants are shipped. All plants are packed to be safe in their packages for up to 3 days after receipt.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This provides superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receipt unless weather prohibits. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water daily for the first week after planting.
Hardy Planting Zone- Sheet moss cultivates well in USDA hardiness zones 3-9
Height at Maturity – The height of a mature moss ranges between 6 and 24 inches with a 4 to 36-inch width
Soil Type Preferred- Thrives in acidic soil. It also grows naturally on logs, rocks, and other plants
Sun or Shade – Shade or partial sunlight areas are most suitable for the plant’s optimum growth
Sheet moss, also known as Hypnum moss, is an outdoor carpet-like plant with a soft texture.
It is part of the Hypnaceae family. Homeowners grow moss in pathways and lawns to give the garden setting a charming ground cover. It is recommended that you plant the moss plant near other plants to ensure they get enough shade cover.
The moss plant is generally green, with phases of bright green to yellow-green. The deep green shade appears to be a little bit fuzzy. The plant branches are bristly and sometimes curly. One unique feature about the Hypnum moss is the lack of cost or midrib.
Sheet moss requires little or no maintenance. Since it grows in moist and cold areas watering should be the least of your worries. This means that cultivating the moss is relatively cheap.
The plant grows on different surfaces allowing you to get creative.
It prefers clay, loam, or richly amended soils with acidic content ranging from5.0 to 6.0. It tolerates a wide range of temperatures and does well in the 60°F to 75°F temperature range. Under proper planting conditions, it will thrive within six weeks. The plant may take up to two years to develop a proper carpet of moss. Ensure the moss is growing in a weed-free area with no competition for nutrients for optimal growth. The best time to plant the moss is during spring and autumn months.
Sheet moss has filaments in place of roots that supply nutrients to the plant.