Reindeer Moss- 1 Square Foot

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$9.99
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Zone
5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
grow-zone
Planting Zones 5-9
Exposure
Full Shade,
Height At Maturity
Under 3 Feet
Ships
Year Round
Usage
Flower Gardens And Beds,
Categories
Mosses
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We dig fresh our plants and ship immediately. We ship US Mail, Priority shipping. You will receive a tracking number once your plants ship. All plants will be fine in their packages for up to 3 days after receiving.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This is superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receiving unless weather-related problems prohibit planting. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water for the first week daily after planting.

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Ships Year Round

Description

Reindeer Lichen is also known as reindeer moss

Reindeer Moss is the more common name for Cladonia rangiferina. Known by various names, such as Lichen Moss or Caribou Moss, this moss refers to a variety of 40 species of moss that grow mainly in the Arctic regions. Colors may vary anywhere from yellow-green to grey. It is a slow-growing plant, having its most growth during the spring and fall. Typical size can reach approximately 3" in height. Looking like tiny shrubs, the tips of the branches are soft and willowy. When moist, the moss has a porous nature, but when water is scarce, it can become brittle, and the plant goes dormant. This dormancy can continue for a very long time. During rain, the moss absorbs water to maintain itself during those periods of drought.

Reindeer Lichen prefers sandy soil

Reindeer Moss is a lichen that does not have roots. Air and water are absorbed through the plant's surface. Because of this, it is a good predictor of pollution in the air. Scientists look to the moss to evaluate the environmental impact in surrounding areas. It prefers sandy soil.

You can find other varieties of Reindeer moss in the hot, arid regions of the south. Typically they are found in moist or arid areas, in sandy, well-drained soil low in nitrogen. Even in these harsh conditions, the lichen has a very long lifespan. Reindeer Moss has a variety of uses. Hobbyists have found many uses for Reindeer Moss, primarily food for reindeer, moose, and caribou. You can purchase it in almost every hobby store, from being grown in terrariums rock gardens to landscape covering for model railroad enthusiasts. The acid in the moss is sometimes used to produce litmus paper or as a natural dye in tweeds. When dried and ground, it is often sold as tea.

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