Live reindeer lichen is a member of the cladonia genus and grows in low, bushy clumps. It is commonly known as reindeer moss and can be used to add color and texture to your terrariums, fairy gardens or moss gardens. This lichen can be dried out, and then become nice and flexible again when watered. The color will vary from a light green/gray to a more white color, but will be similar to what is pictured.
You will receive 1 bag full, approximately 2-3 pieces. The bag measures 6 1/2" x 3 1/2". A nice amount to add some variety to your project. If you need a larger amount, contact us.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.