What is reindeer moss?
Reindeer moss is a type of moss that grows on the ground, on tree barks, on muscles, rocks or on rotting wood. It is a muscle, a plant formed from lichens which are organisms composed of a fungus and an alga. It is extremely resistant and can develop even under harsh conditions, very low temperatures and in different places.
What is moss used for?
The purpose of using moss nowadays is for interior decor and wall art especially for people that like to create a living space that’s sustainable and eco-friendly. Moreover moss can be used in creating different floral arrangements, wall decorations, vertical gardens, wall separators and many more. It’s a different type of plant that we are normally used to. It has an amazing visual aspect, special features and it embraces the newest concept in interior design, a Biophilic design.
Does it require any maintenance?
Moss does not require any maintenance, direct natural light, watering or trimming, and are resistant to temperature changes. However, it should be avoided from high temperatures or halogen lamps, a few factors that can lead to premature drying of the plant. Moss is a natural preserved plant that does not emit carbon dioxide or toxic substances and does not contain allergens or irritants.
It is a good indicator of humidity of a space. Although it is preserved, it absorbs moisture from the air and becomes stiff and rough when the room humidity drops below 40%. However, it regains its elasticity with the restoration of moisture. Moss also has antistatic properties, so no dust is added.
How long does it last for?
If kept under optimal conditions, moss can last up to 10 or 12 years.
Does it need spraying or watering?
The answer here is NO.
We do not recommend any spraying or watering the preserved plant because this can lead to diluting the substances used in colouring and preserving the plant initially. Moss feeds with humidity and this is why it keeps great control of the humidity within interior spaces. Kept in normal parameters, it requires at least 40% humidity to keep its elasticity.
In some cases where the humidity drops below 40% it becomes rough and stiff but once moved to another space with higher parameters of humidity, it will regain its elasticity and become soft again.