- Mood Moss - Dicranum Scoparium - USDA Hardy Planting Zones 4-10 - Shady to full shade - when mature growth reaches 3 to 4 inches in thickness - spreading, sprawling low laying plant - Drought tolerant - Gardener Status: Beginner.
Mood Moss - Dicranum Scoparium
Mood moss is a velvety type of grass that tends to change different shades of green depending on the weather and depending on how much water that it has. It there is a significant amount of moisture, then the moss is fluffy and bright green. When there is a decrease in the amount of moisture, then the leaves tend to shrink and become darker.
Fresh mood moss is known to grow in clumps in rocky areas and stumps. It grows in fertile soil in forests and is found in the United States and Canada. It is located in the eastern United States in the Appalachian Mountains and North Carolina and West Virginia. It can be grown in a pot and makes a beautiful house plant. It loves moisture and cannot be over watered. It can be grown in container gardens, small whimsical gardens spaces, and terrariums. When in terrarium it needs less water and moisture. When planting in terrariums plant in an area that is not overly moist. Fresh mood moss is 3 to 4 inches thick, very green, and can be broken apart quickly with your hands. Other places it fits well are rock gardens and covering for potted plants. Don't over water the moss it can produce mold. Open terrariums are better. The closed systems have too little air circulation and less moisture. Often when growing mood moss outdoors, it likes fertile soil to grow in. When planting clear the area of weeds, plants, and debris. Smooth out soil and lightly dampen moss and dirt and press into the earth. Carefully step on moss to make sure it has good contact with the ground and on the edges. Plant in long or shady area gently waters two to three times daily. Make sure it can dry out or water less often. Continue watering regime when you want the moss to grown and spread in your outdoor garden.