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Moss

Selaginella spp.

Moss Plant Features

Moss is a hot look for designing with plants, both indoors and out. While there are many types of moss, selaginella varieties are among the best houseplants. Those slow-growing, small indoor plants add lots of texture with their beautiful leaves --- and some add color, too!

Mosses are perfect for humid kitchens and bathrooms, as well as terrariums. They can also serve as excellent groundcovers to pair with or grow with or beneath larger moisture-loving houseplants. 

Moss Questions?
If you have questions about growing moss as an indoor plant or out in the landscape, drop us an email!

Moss Growing Instructions

Most moss varieties tolerate low light well. In fact, they do not like much, if any direct sun -- especially in hot-summer climates. Protect mosses from harsh light with a sheer curtain if you grow them in a sunny windowsill.

Mosses typically like consistently moist soil, so water them regularly to prevent them from drying out. These indoor plants also like high humidity, so keep them in a humid atmosphere such as a terrarium. 

Mosses typically don't require fertilization. In fact, too much fertilizer can easily burn their roots. 

Note: Moss varieties are not intended for animal or human consumption. 


  • Light

    Indoors: Low light

  • Colors

    Blue, Green

  • Water

    Constantly moist soil

  • Special Features

    Purifies the air


Complement your Moss with these varieties:
Calathea
Grow beautiful mosses with lovely tropical plants such as calathea for a fun Zen look.

Nerve Plant
Nerve plant is plenty colorful, but looks even better when grown in a bed of rich green moss.


Varieties: Our Favorites

Selaginella plana Asian Spikemoss

Selaginella plana

Asian spikemoss has a lush texture and soft, ferny-looking foliage. It loves moist soil and can be grown in soggy soil.

Exotic Angel
Selaginella kraussiana 'Aurea' Golden Moss

Selaginella kraussiana 'Aurea'

This slow-growing tropical houseplant likes humid air and rewards you with a brilliant show of bright golden-yellow foliage.

Exotic Angel
Selaginella uncinata Rainbow Moss

Selaginella uncinata

Also called peacock moss, rainbow moss is so-called because its metallic blue-green foliage is accented with beautiful shades of copper, orange, and bronze.

Exotic Angel