Plant Care Bird's-Claw Beard-Moss

Bird's-Claw Beard-Moss

Also known as

prickly beard moss

Taxonomy

Barbula unguiculata
Barbula
Pottiaceae
Pottiales

How to care for Bird's-Claw Beard-Moss

💦 Water

How often to water your Bird's-Claw Beard-Moss

Water needs for Bird's-Claw Beard-Moss
0.5 cups
every 9

Bird's-Claw Beard-Moss needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Bird's-Claw Beard-Moss in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Bird's-Claw Beard-Moss: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Bird's-Claw Beard-Moss may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Bird's-Claw Beard-Moss in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Bird's-Claw Beard-Moss

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Bird's-Claw Beard-Moss: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Bird's-Claw Beard-Moss after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Care Summary for Bird's-Claw Beard-Moss

Bird's-Claw Beard-Moss


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

Trending in your area

Similar to Bird's-Claw Beard-Moss

Discover rare plants