Selaginella moellendorfii - Gemniferous Spikemoss 9cm £8.95

Selaginella moellendorfii - Gemniferous Spikemoss 9cm £8.95

This is another creeping variety of spikemoss. mature plants produce the cones as other spikemosses do, uniquely it also produces stubby leafy structures resembling cones that fall to the ground and produce more plants. It needs warm conditions to do this and in these conditions you will find the little spikemosses cropping up in the most unlikely of places!! To do this in the open a warm summer is required. In all but the colder areas it will stay green throughout the winter. The plant offered is a fully rooted 9cm pot grown plant and is growing nicely, the photograph shows the frond development you will receive. The spikemosses are close relatives of the ferns, reproducing by spores. Interestingly these have two types of spores located in small cone like structures on the ends of the leaves. It doesn't like being rained on, but it loves moist soil, adequate protection from slugs should also be employed. Give it these conditions and it will thrive and provide a fascinating and beautiful addition to the garden. It is great in vivariums for those creatures that like moist, humid conditions such as frogs. Interesting fact, this has the smallest genome discovered so far!




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Selaginella moellendorfii - Gemniferous Spikemoss 9cm £8.95

Selaginella moellendorfii - Gemniferous Spikemoss 9cm £8.95
This is another creeping variety of spikemoss. mature plants produce the cones as other spikemosses do, uniquely it also produces stubby leafy structures resembling cones that fall to the ground and produce more plants. It needs warm conditions to do this and in these conditions you will find the little spikemosses cropping up in the most unlikely of places!! To do this in the open a warm summer is required. In all but the colder areas it will stay green throughout the winter. The plant offered is a fully rooted 9cm pot grown plant and is growing nicely, the photograph shows the frond development you will receive. The spikemosses are close relatives of the ferns, reproducing by spores. Interestingly these have two types of spores located in small cone like structures on the ends of the leaves. It doesn't like being rained on, but it loves moist soil, adequate protection from slugs should also be employed. Give it these conditions and it will thrive and provide a fascinating and beautiful addition to the garden. It is great in vivariums for those creatures that like moist, humid conditions such as frogs. Interesting fact, this has the smallest genome discovered so far!




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