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Reindeer Moss - 25 Square Feet

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Reindeer Moss, or Cladonia mangiferin, is a species native to northern and eastern North America. Gardeners love this unique type for its interesting texture and almost airy appearance. More importantly, they love how this resilient species can make itself comfortable in virtually any soil and climate.

Reindeer Moss Is Found Mostly In Alaska 

If you traveled to Alaska, you could spot it on the Arctic Tundra, where water is too saline for most plants and frozen most of the year. Conversely, it grows through USDA growing zone 9 to the warmer temperatures in the driest parts of the south.

TN Nursery recommends Reindeer Moss for those who live in dry climates with limited access to water.

Reindeer Moss Is Ideal for Arid Environments

Do you live in an area with frequent water restrictions? If you love the look of them but cannot water it, it may provide just the solution you need.

Most prefer a cool and moist climate. But it is a xerophytic species. What does that mean? Xerophytic plants prefer arid climates and prefer a low-humidity environment. Cladonia ringiferina's density is best on dry sites, and its abundance decreases with increased moisture.

Live in a Challenging Growing Environment? Try Cladonia rangiferina

It grows in unexpected places, such as:

  • From rocky outcroppings
  • From woody debris or dead trees
  • Arid, desert regions
  • Deep boreal forests.

Reindeer Moss Has a Lovely Appearance 

It has an otherworld appearance, with branching filaments resembling a deer's horns. Let's not stop the deer metaphor there. The colorful green stems give way to creamy white branches, giving those deer horn branches a snow-tipped look.

As the Reindeer Moss develops, the branches' weight will appear like a mat that sprawls lazily across the ground.

Reindeer Moss Can Reach 4 Inches Tall

This beautiful species can grow to about four inches in height and reach a diameter of about two feet.

Order today if you want to conserve water but want a beautiful groundcover plant; TN Nursery is here to help!