Type: Moss – this has been grown out of water therefore expect a more spiked appearance with shorter blades. It is very different to submersed grown moss. It also feels lighter and less absorbent than submersed grown peacock moss.
Item Amount: 7x7cm piece. Semi-round or square. It won’t be a perfect circle or perfect square
Temperature: 18 – 26 Degrees
Growth Rate: Slow
Lighting: Low to Medium
Additional Information: Place this moss thinly on a rock of driftwood and wrap fishing line around it and watch it grow into a beautiful a ray of peacock tail shaped leaves. NB: If you make the moss too thick the underneath moss that does not see light will not grow and turn brown. This moss does not do well in temperatures above 26 degrees and eventually looses its peacock tail shape appearance if kept long enough in hot temperatures.
This is not common like Java or Christmas Moss and is by far the prettiest out of the three due to the way it “fans out”, as well as the texture is much thicker and softer.
You can place your moss in a terrarium situation over damp sphagnum moss. Wet it often. You can also use this as a base plant for your house plants providing there is sphagnum moss over top of the soil. Sphagnum is extremely absorbent so it holds water well. If however you let it dry out as in “bone dry” then the water tends to roll off when you go to water it and can take a while to start absorbing; so I don’t recommend you let it dry out completely between waterings. The duration it takes to dry out depends on the time of year and humidity. You will need to figure this out on your own but it’s not very difficult. Just press your finger into it and if it feels damp then leave it and if it feels almost dry you will need to add a smidgen of water. I suggest using house plants that like to be watered often! Ring me on 027 630 9994 if you have any questions. My name is Jess.