Fresh mood moss is know to grow in clumps in rocky areas and stumps. It grows in rich soil in forests and is found in the United States and Canada. It is found in eastern United States in Appalachian Mountains and North Carolina and West Virginia. When grown outdoors it needs partial to full shade to grow well. When it is used indoors for terrariums it needs very bright artificial light.
It can be grown in a pot and makes a wonderful 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 terrariumd it needs less water and moisture. Avoid the direct sunlight but keep in indirect light. Mist daily in terrariums and remember that direct sunlight will dry it out and kill the moss.
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 easily 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. It is recommended to be planted in USDA hardy planting zones 4-10.
Often when growing mood moss outdoors it likes rich soil to grow in. When planting clear the area of weeds, plants and debri. Smooth out soil and lightly dampen moss and soil and press into the soil. Lightly step on moss to make sure it has good contact with soil and on the edges.
Plant in indirect or shady area lightly water two to three times daily. Make sure it has the ability to dry out or water less often. Continue watering regime when you want the moss to grown and spread in your outdoor garden.
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