Live Moss Lichens Assortment Mix for Terrarium Kit Bonsai Fairy Garden Crafts

Regular price $17.89

2 quart bags of different mosses and lichens so you can build your own terrarium. 

1 bag will contain a nice mixture of mosses (what is currently fresh such as feather, rockcap, etc.) and the other bag will contain other goodies such as rare lichens/ mini-vines, forest floor plants, etc.  We give nice kits and will make a nice terrarium.  You may not get exactly everything mentioned, but it will be a good variety!

 

A lot of the cost for terrariums is in the container itself.  Most people have a vast supply of containers such as old jars, water pitchers, and even vintage glassware.  You can use almost any cleaned container for your own unique look.

Lichen

These do not require any special planting. Simply place on top of your soil and mist with a spring water (or non-chlorinated) every few days. These do best when kept out of direct sunlight, especially during the hotter hours of the day.  Clean air is essential for these to live. They will not thrive in a smoky or contaminated environment.  Also note that these grow at a very slow rate, most only 1/4-1/2" per year, if that. 

 

Moss

Keep moss damp. Moisten every 3-5 days if inside.  Avoid full direct sun for more than 6 hours. Cooler morning sun provides the best results, with shade in the heat of the day.

Tip: Rain water can be caught in a vessel and put into a NEW CLEAN spray bottle for natural watering.

 

Succulent Care

Succulents do best in well-drained soil. The addition of grit or sharp sand will improve porosity & drainage.  After planting, water once a week. New plants should be well established in 5-6 weeks.

Visit the Cactus Succulent Society for very detailed care information. A great resource!

 

Mini-Terrarium Instructions

Place a small clump of moss in container first, then place the smaller lichen as preferred to fill in or add detail. Tweezers or a skewer can be helpful in placing and arranging. Water well then add a few drops of spring water (or non-chlorinated) every few days.

 

Seedling Care

Depending on the time of year, your seedlings may or may not have leaves. Care of the roots is most important at this time, keep them moist until time for planting.