Mosses are interesting creatures. They are one of the earliest plants on the planet. They come in a huge variety of shapes and forms. To grow them successfully at home, you need to know a few facts.
To begin with, mosses do not have roots. They absorb moist and nutrients directly from the atmosphere. It is a common misconception that mosses need soils to grow. However, they need some surface to cling to in order to prosper and propagate. You can even attach them on the surfaces of rocks, woods or even terra-cotta.
It’s also a myth that mosses like damp places. In contrast, they love to be on a relatively dry substrate. Damp surface induces mould and fungi. Mosses could even die on excessive watering.
The truth is mosses love to be surrounded by humid atmosphere, ideally of 80% humidity or more. They do not withstand direct sunlight. In most cases, they do not need to be fertilized to prosper. If all of these conditions are met, you are likely to be successful at growing mosses at home.
It’s just as simple as that.