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Rock Cap Moss

Rock Cap Moss


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Rock Cap Moss 

Description of rock moss
Rock moss is a small flowerless plant that grows in thick clumps, usually in damp or shady locations. It’s green and tiny. With constant maintenance it can grow anywhere, but in the wild it wet places with little sunlight, like rocks on the banks of rivers and lakes, covered by tree foliage.

An individual rock moss plant is made of single-celled leaves that attach to a stem. The stem can be branched or un-branched, and it has a curbed role in getting nutrients and water. Some species of rock moss have vascular tissue, but it is usually not developed very much.

The plant is very small. It is usually 0.1 to 3.9 inches in height, and this is when it is most mature. Indeed, the tallest rock moss in the world is only twenty inches in height. The plant doesn’t have any seeds and when it is fertilized it develops un-branched stalks that have a capsule full of spores on top. The spores then spread.
The plant uses its leaves to absorb water and nutrients, and harvest carbon dioxide and sunlight to make food through contact with the sun; in other words, photosynthesis.

Rock moss is usually considered a weed in grasslands. But it is valued in many the gardening of many cultures, such as that of the Japanese, who think rock moss adds an air of calm and stillness to gardens.

Rock Cap Moss is a species of moss that grows in the wild on the tops of boulders and rocks. This type of moss is densely packed together and is a medium to dark green in color. 

This type of moss grows best when it is manually crumbled apart when planting it. The manual breaking of the moss signifies it to start the growing process. This will help the moss to grow and spread out on the rock surface better. It is also helps to avoid placing this type of moss in direct sunlight areas as prolonged direct sunlight can cause the moss to start to yellow. 

Planting For The Rock Cap Moss


This moss is best grown in areas that are shaded from direct sunlight and should be transplanted into place for final growing when the outside tree's leaves are still present. 

Characteristics For Rock Cap Moss

Rock Cap Moss looks like a densely covered patch of green fur that covers a rock top. This type of moss can be applied to a variety of outdoor projects to create the ideal look the individual is looking for. This type of moss goes well in areas that the person does not require to be covered immediately.

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Rock Cap Moss
Names- Polytrichum commune and Rock Cap Moss
Planting Zone- 3-9
Mature Height- up to 24 inches
Sun and shade- shade, but can handle small amounts of sun
Mature Width-up to 12 inches
Soil Preferred-sandy soil, clay and well drained

The Rock Cap Moss is a type of moss that can normally be found growing on top of some rocks and boulders that are in the wild. It is very dense, and is the color dark-green. Able to be moved from place to place easily, this moss is able to be transplanted into areas that are shady rocky and areas that have soil, making Rock Cap mosses a good thing to put in your collection of wildlife. Rock Cap mosses are known to get sun burn if they are put in areas that are receiving the sunlight directly on them for longer than a few minutes in one period of time. When trying to grow this moss, remember to transport into deep shade and transplant it when there are leaves on top of the trees outside.


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