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Hedwigia Moss, also known as the Streamside Dicranella, is native to North America. It prefers to root in shaded areas along streams and rivers. The moss has small yellow-green leaves with a soft texture around ¼ of an inch long.
This particular moss species grows out from its base in relatively thick tufts, creating a mat effect on the ground it is growing on. If you want something to fill in large spaces where grass will not grow or if you want an attractive ground cover, then this would be a fantastic option for you. What's more, they can even help soak up excess moisture from flooding!
Hedwigia Moss thrives in moist, shady areas with well-draining soil
The best time to water your moss is early morning, so less water is lost due to evaporation. But take care not to over-water it! If you are concerned about the health of your moss, there are several things you can do. You can check for drought damage by taking a close look at the leaves. Dried out, brown patches on the leaves may be signs of too much sun or lack of moisture, while yellowing leaves can signify too little sunlight or be overwatered.
You should also consider that Hedwigia Moss prefers partial shade to direct light and will dry up if exposed to too much sunlight for extended periods.
If you're considering planting Hedwigia Moss for a garden project or landscaping idea, keep in mind that it will take around two years to grow ultimately. If you'd like a faster growth rate, then be sure to add nitrogen-rich fertilizer to your soil.
Hedwigia Moss can grow as tall as seven inches. It's an excellent option for children and pets because it is non-toxic, pet friendly, and even deer resistant!