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Rhytidiadelphus Triquetrus or Teddy-bear Moss is a large shaggy bryophyte with a floppy head and curved arms, giving it a fun bear-like appearance. Similar in stature to Climacium Tree Moss, it can be used to mimic small trees or add texture to your terrarium build or creation.
Teddy-bear moss can be found in open humus-rich woodland or on semi-shaded banks near streams, ponds, and swampy areas. Teddy-bear Moss grows in calcareous zones but can also grow in acidic and neutral soils.
Mosses are a non-vascular plant, which basically means they don’t have any internal veins transporting water and nutrients from the root system. Instead of roots, moss soaks up water through their tiny leaves from the moisture in the air, from rain, morning dew, and the wet ground. Moss has tiny hair-like strands called rhyzoids which look like roots, but instead of sucking up water, they’re used for clinging to surfaces, substrates, and even each other! Since moss loves moisture, it makes them ideal candidates for terrariums and other humid setups like paludariums, vivariums, and ripariums, although survival is never guaranteed.
Moss loves the humidity of a terrarium but does not like extreme heat. It’s best kept in a cool shady spot near a north-facing window, but can be adapted to all kinds of situations.
Rhytidiadelphus triquetrus is a pleurocarpous moss. Gametophytes form loose mats of coarse, interwoven, and branched shoots. The stem is red, while the leaves are yellow-green in color. Leaves are pleated and wrinkled and have a double costa. The costae do not extend the whole length of the leaf. The lamina cells are elongated and the leaf margins are toothed. The marginal cells are not otherwise differentiated from the rest of the laminal cells. The stem has a central conducting strand, a cortex of parenchymal cells, and an epidermis of stereids.
Green Mountain Moss is a newly established moss farm and terrarium supply store in Southwestern Vermont.
At GMM we cultivate and care for many species of amazing and diverse local mosses.
Each moss order is personally handpicked, cleaned, and packed, guaranteed to be delivered as fresh as the day it was harvested.
Moss can withstand freezing temperatures and ships extremely well. Unfortunately, we’re unable to ship live moss internationally at this time.