Attach moss to wood.

Hi! We did a terrarium a couple of days ago and we were wondering how to establish moss on top of wood. We just laid it on top of the stick, and spritzed it with some rainwater hoping it will attach itself naturally but maybe we’re missing something.
Also, we put a layer of moss on the drainage stones at the bottom to create a “natural filter”, but I’m thinking that might cause rot and damage the terrarium. Any ideas?

Thanks so much : }

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Aug 02, 2020
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by: Jacki Cammidge, Certified Horticulturist

Am I missing something here? Your terrarium is glass, right? That won't be damaged.

So back to the beginning; what I might do is remove the moss, carefully, then spray the wood with some kind of manure diluted with water, then put the moss back. If there's no way of doing that, just continue with the spraying, but you can't let it dry out, ever. Then it would just dry up. However, moss can dry, then rewet itself in the right conditions.

This is a very cute idea! I did a review of this book about miniature terrariums

Aug 03, 2020
It is glass
by: Carlos

Yeah! It is a glass terrarium, and it is sealed to increase humidity, which should be ideal for the moss right? And maybe I don’t have to spray it as often because it is sealed.

And I meant damaged because if the bottom moss layer rots, maybe it spreads to the rest of the setting. Also, it is going to have an ant colony at some point so I want it to be thriving with life

Aug 03, 2020
Got it
by: Jacki Cammidge, Certified Horticulturist

I see. I think you will have to keep an eye on it, and if it starts to look off, remove it. The ants might like it for their nest!

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