How to Plant your moss?
Hello, I will try to make a quick intro into planting mosses. ( Marty ).
Choose your place, no direct sunlight for longer than 2 hours a day. Shaded area will do you best. Acrocarps will do best on slabs, under an angle, concrete, or material that won't stay wet for long periods of time. Pleurocarps will do good in basically any conditions. Haircap moss likes clay substrate and a lot of moisture.
Beard, Screw, Cushion Type 1, 2, 3, will do well on slabs etc. can withstand direct sunlight for more than 4 hours a day, medium-low moisture, likes periods of drought.
Haircap, clay substrate, acidic substrate mix, high moisture, shaded sunlight.
Hypnum Carpet will grow on slabs, concrete, under an angle, on clay, acidic substrate, basically anything. Likes high moisture, can withstand direct sunlight but not for long period of time ( more than 2-4 hours a day ).
Liverwort, clay substrate, concrete, slabs, under an angle, acidic substrate, partially submerged. Likes very high humidity, can tolerate direct sunlight but no more than 2 hours per day.
Thyme Moss, Thread Moss, Mood Moss( Dicranum ), and Tamarisk Moss like woodland substrate, slightly acidic substrate. High Moisture level tolerance, can withstand direct sunlight up to 4 hours a day, but you have to keep it moist ( not water during direct sunlight, you will burn the tips ).
So we now know briefly which mosses can grow where.
Now we can prepare the right moss for planting.
1. Place your substrate
2. Take your moss and cut it into tiny pieces, you can use scissors.
3. Place the cutted moss into a container/ tub/ jar
4. Sprinkle your substrate
5. Start placing your cutted bits of moss into substrate, try to place it closely to each other. From 10cm x 10cm you can make 4 to 10 times as much moss.
6. Sprinkle your moss and substrate.
7. Keep your newly planted moss in higher humidity and moisture levels for first weeks until you will see a green slime forming on the top of the substrate, you will be able to see it better after watering your moss.
8. Remember about which mosses need periods of drought, check our article about Moss Caring to keep your moss alive.