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Terrarium moss Polytrichum strictum, with Phytosanitary certification and Passport, grown by moss supplier



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    We ship with DHL Express for international shipping, which is extremely fast arriving in a few days! so your plants arrive in perfect condition :) Our flat rate for express shipping is 22 euros, so we encourage you to buy a selection of our products (plants, moss, substrates) as we do free shipping worldwide after 100 euros of items are bought with coupon FREESHIPPING100.

    Polytrichum strictum is a full light to partial shade moss that grows on Sandy soil.

    Making a bioactive terrarium? We also sell clean-up crews of arthropods (springtails), crustaceans (isopods), and Oniscomorpha (Pill millipedes). These unique living organisms will help establish a healthy relationship between the soil, plant roots and biodegradables inside the enclosure to thrive. If you interested in learning more please message/contact us or go to moss-wholesale.com

    Free international tracked shipping from 100 euros of items bought with coupon FREESHIPPING100

    If you are experiencing any problems during checkout please contact me and we can sort it out. (ie. item it is not available for your area).

    We sell Polytrichum strictum as a grown moss in many dimensions or as inoculated clay/Alfisols discs with spores and mother moss, we also sell the correct "Growing Substrate" for this moss
    (When choosing which items to add to your basket please be aware of the difference in 5x5cm Moss: a carpet of moss. and substrate)

    Your order will be packed safely and I'll send your Internation tracking number so you can follow your order travels to you :)

    Check out our organic goat milk fertiliser pellets for moss!
    Our pellets are made from full fat unpasteurized goat milk straight from the udder, mixed with red clay and dehydrated at 70 degrees. Our fertiliser pellets are perfect for terrariums, living walls, moss gardens exterior as interior. But of course this is an amazing fertiliser for all plants including roses, vegetables, pot plants etc.
    Why is goat milk the best fertiliser for moss and other terrarium plants?
    This is our secret to the beautiful moss we grow in our moss nursery, our ferns and succulents and orchids and other rock garden plants, in fact, our whole farm!
    Like all plants, moss needs nitrogen, either gleaned from the soil and substrate or from water uptake. If your moss doesn’t get enough nutrients from rainfall or substrate a mild, organic fertilizer, such as one containing lactic acid from goat milk which non-protein nitrogen content is usually 5-8 % of total nitrogen. Signs your moss needs fertilization include spotty growth and poor color.

    Polytrichum strictum, is a most beautiful pine tree like moss, light olive green/sliver in color and is quite stunning all year round, she is an evergreen and perennial species of moss that is widely distributed, growing on every continent including Antarctica. she grows in think carpets with long intricate root systems.
    Polytrichum strictum has leaves with a single costa, vertical lamellae, a water-repelling cuticle, and rhizoids that appear to facilitate external water movement in addition to anchoring the plant. Dense tufts of slender stems from 6–12 cm form 20–40 cm hummocks in bogs and similar substrates.
    Leaves are narrowly lanceolate, appressed to the stem when dry and spreading to erect when moist. The reddish awn (formed by the slightly excurrent costa) and smooth, inrolled leaf margins separate P. strictum from other Polytrichum species; only juniper haircap moss (P. juniperinum) shares these attributes.

    You will be receiving moss which has been dehydrated for shipping, when she arrives just rehydrate her by spraying water on her, and within seconds she comes back to life. each plant is separated and gently taken out of the clay substrate in which she's grown, being careful not to harm the long root. They will be sent to you in a package bag in a padded envelope. When the package arrives just plant the moss as a bundle or separate them and soon they will grow smaller plants around their stems. Mosses can remain alive even during periods of drought, resuming photosynthesis when moistened again by rain or even fog. Do have a look at my other moss, liverwort, and lichen collection for sale in my Etsy shop, and chose a selection

    Our clay discs are inoculated withPolytrichum strictum spores which, once wet, will grow after 3 weeks into moss that then connect together into a carpet and spread from there. The benefit of growing from spores is 1- they grow and thrive in the environment, if terrarium or moss garden, or water feature 2- the clay discs can be molded into any shape once wet and will stick to any surface. You can also divide the discs as they are inoculated with thousands of spores. To give the spores the correct substrate 3 discs is equal to 30x30cm of the substrate, you simply mix the clay disc into the substrate and spread it into a 30x30cm carpet.

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    Do have a look at my other moss and liverwort and lichen species for sale and buy a selection, for your moss garden, terrariums, and paludarium

    The stems are reddish with olive-grey-silver-green leaves that have a distinctive red-brown tip, they generally grow in thin, interwoven mats, and hardly as closely associated individuals.
    Polytrichum strictum moss have a well-developed system of tiny tubes for carrying water from the rhizoids to leaves that is uncharacteristic of mosses, resembling the system that has evolved in vascular plants such as ferns, gymnosperms and angiosperms.
    As a result of this developed system, stems have greater potential for height than in typical mosses.

    Polytrichum strictum moss grows across a wide gradient of habitats but it is most commonly found on dry, acidic, exposed habitats. It is frequent in areas that previously experienced disturbances such as fire and logging. Other areas they occupy are mineral soil, humus and rocks, stumps, banks, trailsides and dry open woods. Although Polytrichum strictum moss is not usually found in moist or wet environments, it has been found growing on moist woods and other moist sites such as streambanks and rocks.

    It is a dioecious plant, meaning that the male and female gametophytes are on separate plants. Polytrichum strictum moss have very obvious male and female parts. Male plants are said to be unusual because they continue growing without losing the old male organs. The male plants are very noticeable due to their bright reddish orange modified leaves that form small terminal 'flowers' at the shoot ends. The plant has a gametophyte dominant life cycle similar to other mosses. Water is required for reproduction to take place, to enable the sperm to swim down the neck of the archegonia to reach the egg. Once fertilization takes place, the sporophyte of the juniper haircap moss lives on the female gametophyte, growing out of the archegonia. The sporophyte consists of a foot, stalk, a spore capsule, an operculum, and a calyptra. There are 64 short blunt teeth at the top surrounding the capsule mouth and the hood of the capsule, the calyptra, has long hairs that extends down the entire length of the capsule, hence the name 'haircap moss'.
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