Atrichum moss species, such as Atrichum altecristatum and Atrichum angustatum, are known for their visually striking appearance and vibrant green hue. These mosses exhibit a vertical growth pattern, creating a dense carpet of lanceolate leaves with serrated edges. The leaves feature a prominent midrib or costa, extending through their entire length, adding to their distinctive appeal. Atrichum mosses also produce slender, elongated sporophytes, with capsules perched atop elongated setae, contributing to their unique and eye-catching presence. The hardy and adaptable nature of Atrichum altecristatum and Atrichum angustatum, combined with their captivating appearance, makes these Atrichum moss species a sought-after addition to moss gardens and terrariums for those who appreciate the beauty of these fascinating plants.
Wavy Starburst Moss (atrichum altecristatum) has an attractive star shape when viewed from above. Upon closer inspection, the tiny leaves have a wavy pattern which helps us identify the atrichum species. Wavy Starburst Moss can be found growing in shady woodland on the ground in a humus-rich loamy soil.
Mosses are a type of Bryophyte, which are a non-vascular plant. Unlike other plants, moss has no internal veins transporting water and nutrients from the root system. Instead of roots, mosses soak up water directly through their tiny leaves. Moss grows small hair-like strands underneath called rhyzoids, which look like roots but are 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, ripariums, and even bonsai trees. Experimenting with different setups is always recommended to find what works best for your location and growing environment.
All Green Mountain Moss is grown and ethically harvested from its natural environment in Southwestern Vermont on our families and friends' land. All mosses are hand-picked, cleaned, and soaked in fresh mountain water. I do my best to pick out all the pine needles, twigs, and foliage, but some may remain, along with tiny hitchhikers.
You will receive an 8oz cup of fresh live moss, as seen in the pictures, which is enough for a few small or a couple of medium-sized terrariums.
Moss can withstand freezing temperatures and ships extremely well in winter.
Unfortunately, I can't ship moss internationally at this time.
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