Reindeer Moss

$27.99

What we ship: Click here to see what your bare root plants and trees will look like upon arrival. They will come up and bloom like product images shown.

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    Reindeer Moss

    Posted by Mattie Wooten on 28th Aug 2019

    this looks great planted around the walkway

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Shipping Information

We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.

Description

Reindeer Moss, also known as caribou moss, is not moss

It is a lichen. This means that it's two different life forms at once. It is an alga living side by side and working together with fungi. That said, it is understandable how the mistake can be made. Reindeer moss looks very similar to a wet bush of thistle-like branches. These branches are a pale greenish grey, making it even harder to distinguish this lichen from real plants. Because reindeer moss is a lichen, they do not flower. Instead, the fungi part of the lichen creates small disc-like growths that allow fellow lichen to mate with each other. Lichen also doesn't burrow roots into the ground. They grow on the surface of the ground, and on the surface of rocks.

Reindeer Moss grows in the Canadian Tundra

Even though the "moss" part of the name "reindeer moss" is false, the "reindeer" part of the name is entirely accurate. Reindeer moss is extremely cold resistant and often grows in the Canadian tundra. Thus reindeer usually eat reindeer moss when all other food sources have been wiped out by the cold. Reindeer moss tends to grow best in climates that are cool and moist. Most of their growth takes place during the fall and spring. When their environment is too cold or dark, lichen will enter a dormant state until conditions improve.

Reindeer Moss grows very slow

Although this moss is incredibly durable, has a very long lifespan, and requires next to no maintenance, they are not very good garden items. Reindeer moss grows very slowly. This makes it very hard to grow reindeer moss intentionally. If reindeer moss happens to be growing in your garden, then there's nothing to worry about, as they will not harm or interfere with garden plants. But it is not recommended to seek out reindeer moss for your garden.

Reindeer Moss