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Cypress-Leaved Plait Moss (Hypnum Cupressiforme) – A Versatile Carpet Moss

Delve into the natural world with Cypress-Leaved Plait Moss, celebrated for its adaptability and aesthetic appeal. This moss boasts irregularly branched, slender to medium-sized shoots, and strongly curved leaves that bring a dynamic texture to any setting. Ideal for those who appreciate the nuances of natural growth and ecological contributions.

Features:

  • Distinctive Structure: Features slender to medium-sized shoots typically about 2 cm long, with leaves 1–2 mm long that taper to a fine point, adding a delicate texture to its form.
  • Visual Appeal: The shoots display a green hue or are tinged with warm, brownish colors in older parts, contributing to its rustic charm.
  • Leaf and Capsule Details: Leaves are strongly curved and taper to a long, fine point. The moss frequently produces capsules, about 2.5 mm long, with a characteristically beaked lid.
  • Commonly found on acidic to slightly base-rich bark and siliceous rock, H. cupressiforme thrives under a variety of environmental conditions, adapting to different substrates from rocky surfaces to tree barks.
  • Its ability to grow on diverse substrates, including decaying wood and rocky terrains, makes it a vital component of its ecosystem, supporting a variety of other moss and plant species.

Why We Love It:
Cypress-Leaved Plait Moss is perfect for eco-gardeners and botanical enthusiasts who value both beauty and biodiversity. Its ecological adaptability and intriguing variability make it an educational and visually appealing addition to any garden or moss collection. This moss is perfect indoors in a terrarium or mossarium, as a soil topper or part of another project, but it also thrives outdoor making it a highly versatile choice.

How It Fits Into Your Life:
Envision a garden or terrarium that not only looks lush and vibrant but also serves as a mini ecological study. Use it to cover tree trunks, decorate garden rocks, or enhance shaded garden beds, adding both beauty and biodiversity to your green spaces.

Care Instructions:

  • Indoors: Maintain high humidity and shade, mimicking its natural habitat. Mist frequently to ensure its delicate leaves stay hydrated and thriving.
  • Outdoors: Best planted in shaded areas with moisture-retentive soil, reflecting its native growth conditions on forest floors and shaded rocks.

This is another moss that has been very popular with show gardens around the UK. Most recently, we supplied The National Autistic Society Garden at RHS Chelsea Flower Show (2024) with 25m2 of this stunning moss!

You may receive one or more pieces depending on the size of the individual sheets. 

Please note that as we have the sheet moss in its natural state, there will be variances in the colour and shape of the moss. We may pick a very similar species in some circumstances.

To keep our moss at the highest quality, we only keep a limited stock of a few square metres of each type at a time. We can quickly gather moss for any larger orders, but please allow for up to 10 days for us to pick, pack and ship your moss if you require a large amount.

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Description

Delve into the natural world with Cypress-Leaved Plait Moss, celebrated for its adaptability and aesthetic appeal. This moss boasts irregularly branched, slender to medium-sized shoots, and strongly curved leaves that bring a dynamic texture to any setting. Ideal for those who appreciate the nuances of natural growth and ecological contributions.

Features:

  • Distinctive Structure: Features slender to medium-sized shoots typically about 2 cm long, with leaves 1–2 mm long that taper to a fine point, adding a delicate texture to its form.
  • Visual Appeal: The shoots display a green hue or are tinged with warm, brownish colors in older parts, contributing to its rustic charm.
  • Leaf and Capsule Details: Leaves are strongly curved and taper to a long, fine point. The moss frequently produces capsules, about 2.5 mm long, with a characteristically beaked lid.
  • Commonly found on acidic to slightly base-rich bark and siliceous rock, H. cupressiforme thrives under a variety of environmental conditions, adapting to different substrates from rocky surfaces to tree barks.
  • Its ability to grow on diverse substrates, including decaying wood and rocky terrains, makes it a vital component of its ecosystem, supporting a variety of other moss and plant species.

Why We Love It:
Cypress-Leaved Plait Moss is perfect for eco-gardeners and botanical enthusiasts who value both beauty and biodiversity. Its ecological adaptability and intriguing variability make it an educational and visually appealing addition to any garden or moss collection. This moss is perfect indoors in a terrarium or mossarium, as a soil topper or part of another project, but it also thrives outdoor making it a highly versatile choice.

How It Fits Into Your Life:
Envision a garden or terrarium that not only looks lush and vibrant but also serves as a mini ecological study. Use it to cover tree trunks, decorate garden rocks, or enhance shaded garden beds, adding both beauty and biodiversity to your green spaces.

Care Instructions:

  • Indoors: Maintain high humidity and shade, mimicking its natural habitat. Mist frequently to ensure its delicate leaves stay hydrated and thriving.
  • Outdoors: Best planted in shaded areas with moisture-retentive soil, reflecting its native growth conditions on forest floors and shaded rocks.

 

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15cm x 15cm, 25cm x 25cm, 35cm x 35cm, 50cm x 50cm, 100cm x 100cm

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