Guide To Moss

Types of Moss

There are many variations of moss and many different ways to use them. Moss is used in many artistic ways such as top dressing, moss walls, terrariums, and much more. Read on to learn about the different types of moss and how they are best used. 

Reindeer Moss
Preserved

Traits:

  • Soft
  • Spongy
  • Variety of Colors

Used For:

  • Flora Arrangements
  • Moss Walls
  • Terrariums
Spanish Moss
Preserved

Traits:

  • Swirly
  • Spaghetti-like
  • Variety of colors

Used for:

  • Covering Soil
  • Top-Dressing
  • Gift Basket Filler
Sheet Moss
Preserved or Dried

Traits:

  • Large Flat Sheet
  • Soft
  • Easy to Use
  • Pliable
  • Retains Moisture

Used For:

  • Top-Dressing
  • Hanging Baskets
  • Crafts
  • Moss Walls
Mood Moss
Preserved

Traits:

  • Clumpy
  • Lush
  • Soft

Used For:

  • Floral Arrangements
  • Centerpieces
  • Potted Plants
  • Terrariums
  • Moss Walls
Royal Pool Moss
Preserved

Traits:

  • Large
  • Round
  • Clumpy
  • Speckled
  • Challenging

Used For:

  • Displays
  • Centerpieces
  • Potted Plants
  • Terrariums
  • Moss Walls
Sphagnum Moss
Preserved

Traits:

  • Light
  • Hairy Fibers
  • Absorbent
  • Durable
  • Long Bristles

Used For:

  • Soil Conditioner
  • Transplanting
  • Aerating Soil
  • Top-Layer
  • Hanging Baskets
Forest Moss
Preserved or Dried

Traits:

  • Light
  • Absorbent
  • Long Bristles
  • Hairy Fibers
  • Durable

Used For:

  • Lining Baskets
  • Window Boxes
  • Wire Baskets
  • Plant Bases
  • Hanging Baskets
Mountain Moss
Preserved

Traits:

  • Light
  • Feathery
  • Absorbent

Used For:

  • Plant Growth
  • Lining Baskets
  • Soil Conditioner
Feather Moss
Preserved

Traits:

  • Light
  • Feathery
  • Absorbent

Used For:

  • Plant Growth
  • Lining Baskets
  • Soil Conditioner
Marimo Moss Balls
Live

Traits:

  • Round
  • Spongy

Used For:

  • Vase Filler
  • Aquascaping
  • Ponds
Wolfen Lichen
Preserved

Traits:

  • Shrubby
  • Branched

Used For:

  • Decoration
  • Terrariums
  • Floral Arrangements
Parmelia Lichen
Preserved

Traits:

  • Leafy
  • Branched
  • Variety of Colors

Used For:

  • Top-Dressing
  • Terrariums
  • Floral Arrangements
  • Moss Walls

Preserved Moss Vs. Dried Moss

PRESERVED MOSS

Preserved Moss uses a method from the floral industry that replaces the product’s moisture with oils to make it softer, cleaner, and longer-lasting.

PROS:

  • Longer Lasting
  • Softer
  • Cleaner
  • Many Colors
  • Easy to work with

CONS:

  • Processed
  • Artificial Color

DRIED MOSS

Dried Moss is simply moss that was once live and has been dried.

PROS:

  • Unprocessed
  • Natural Color

CONS:

  • Does not last as long
  • Less Pliable
  • Limited Colors