Moss is a small plant that commonly grows in clusters or mats in damp and shady places. Moss does not have seeds or flowers and reproduces by producing spore capsules. Water is absorbed through the small, simple leaves - not through the roots, so when growing on trees is not a parasite.
There is a large market for commercially produced moss in the floristry and decoration trades. Traditionally Sphagnum moss is used to cover metal rings as the base of holly wreaths at Christmas time.
In the wholesale flower markets, moss is sold in weighted bundles, either in wooden boxes, polystyrene boxes or plastic bags. Reindeer Moss, (otherwise known as 'Finland Moss'), is treated with glycerine to keep it moist. Other mosses have to be kept outside and sprayed with water to keep moist.
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To get the best from your wholesale moss please read the care instructions below carefully:
- Leave outside so that the moss doesn't dry out. (All apart from Reindeer moss, as this is treated and will stay moist in the plastic bag).
- Moss can be sprayed, as it takes in water through the foliage - not the roots.
Never leave moss in direct sun light, near a radiator or in a draft. Keep the moss outside and always keep out of the way of children.