Leucobryum glaucum AKA Cushion Moss
Since they obtain all their nutrients from the air (moss has no true roots),
cushion moss plants require nothing more than shade, acidic soil, and adequate moisture to flourish.
All moss plants need is a firm soil bed in a location with adequate shade. It is also imperative that the area
in which moss plants will be grown is blown or swept clear of any existing plants, leaves or debris.
Most moss also seems to prefer poor quality soils with low nutrient levels.
Forms really neat clumps from small perfect little round mounds to larger irregular shaped mounds.
Once the moss is placed onto the soil, the sections of moss plants must be pressed firmly (do not flatten mounds) into position and watered regularly for the first 2-3 weeks.
1. Moss has no root system it anchors itself to the ground using rhizoids.
2. Moss has no vascular tissue for sending nutrients and water throughout the plant.
3. Moss gets its nourishment from the air, photosynthesis, and water.
4. Under stressful conditions moss & lichens are able to temporarily stop growing and go dormant.
5. Moss reproduces by means of spores which are very dependent on an ample supply of moisture. As moss does not take up moisture through a root system, it is much happier receiving moisture through misting or rainwater instead of a drenching.