Vesicularia montagnei 'Christmas moss' is easy to grow, adaptable and tolerant to a variety of tank conditions. It is slow growing, does not require extensive CO2 or fertilization. Ideal growth in cooler water with CO2 injection and moderate lighting. Unique triangular leaves/fronds, resembling a Christmas tree, visible in brighter light conditions. Fronds will grow to form a 'fluffy' blanket of moss. Lower light creates denser, more compact growth. Attach to rock or driftwood with glue. Propagate by cutting off excess growth, then reattach to new surface. Portion is around loose tennis ball size.
- Common Name: Christmas Moss
- Family Name: Hypnaceae
- Native To: Asia
- Lighting: Low-High
- pH: 5-7.5
- Growth Demands: Easy
- Growth Form: Moss
- Growth Rate: Slow
- True Aquatic: Yes
- Placement In Tank: Fore-Background
- Available As: 4oz Portion cup
I bought this moss over a year ago, and it grows like a weed. It started on a piece of wood and now it is in all 3 of my tanks, plus I keep the trimmings in a bucket outside. A big bucket! Nothing kills it, it is 20 in the winter and 100 in summer here and it keeps on growing. I have covered wood, made my own moss balls, and am now experimenting with mini trees. I also trade it for fish food at my local fs. Low tech tanks and it doesn't care what I do to it. Plus it is very pretty
Purchased one of these for the price I was expecting a lot more it was a very small amount. This plant grew very well in my tank and I have about 5-6x more then I did originally.
5 stars for how well they looked from the start.
4 stars for not giving details about how much is in the bag.
anybody that visits here and orders anywhere else, needs there head checked. i have never ordered plants before. we just changed over to all live plants with eco complete. the moss arrived nice and green and ready to grow. we are using it in a 125 gallon as a moss wall.
This plant is nice, came today and looks great. Used 2 day air and am very pleased, not a single plant was dead. My fish enjoy hiding in it.
I myself haven't grown this moss yet. I'm considering buying it so I looked up some information. What I learned is below. Hope it's accurate. I'll let you know if not.
It can grow in different light levels. I grow my moss very well with a 11W PC light over the 30cm tank. As a general rule, the higher the light, the faster the moss grow.
With or without additional fertilizer, the moss will still grow.
With or without additional CO2, the moss will still grow.
In general, most of the mosses grows better in a slightly cooler water temperature of less than 28C (82.4F).
The beauty of the moss is best presented when it is grown attached to something, example, rocks, driftwood, or as a background moss wall. Though it will still grow even if you just dump it into a container, you can't really see the beauty of it.