Rock Cap Moss thrives best in shady environments with lots of moisture. You will often find this type of moss on trees and rocks across lakes, riverbanks and forests.
Each Rock Cap Moss is made up of individually celled leaves, attaching to a single stem, branched or unbranched. This moss does not contain seeds, instead it spreads spores from the unbranched stalks when it is fertilised. You can expect a tightly packed appearance with this species and a dark green with hints of vibrant colour.
This type of moss is popular in Japanese gardens as it creates a thick green fur across the rock. It is found mainly in North America but grows in many continents. Unlike other mosses, it does not need soil to thrive, hence the name ‘rock’ moss. You can have fun experimenting with Rock Cap Moss on many surfaces from stone walls to garden statues.
Maintaining Rock Cap Moss
We recommend you to manually break up the moss when you want to plant it. This helps the Rock Cap Moss spread and grow more efficiently. Keeping this moss well shaded and moist will prevent it from turning yellow.