Plant Care Club Moss

Club Moss

4.2 out of 5 (18 experiences)

Club Moss has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

Also known as

Cushion Moss, Irish moss, Japanese Moss, Moss Fern, Frosty Fern and Gold Spikemoss


Selaginella kraussiana

How to care for Club Moss


How often to water your Club Moss

Water needs for Club Moss
0.5 cups
every 9

Club Moss needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

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Calculate water needs of Club Moss

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Club Moss in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Club Moss: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Club 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.

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How to fertilize Club Moss

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Club 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 Club Moss after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

Club Moss is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

Water Needs
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Growing Outdoors
Yellow Leaves

Care Summary for Club Moss

Club Moss

Club Moss

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

What other plant parents say

Club Moss has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 10
Club Moss has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 5
Club Moss has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 4
Club Moss has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 3
Club Moss has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 3
Club Moss has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 3
Jennis avatar
leaf-1 51 Plants
xp 3,130 XP
globe Portland, OR

Delicate baby that basically needs to live in a jungle, not in an apartment. Pretty but…no more for me.

Morgs avatar
leaf-1 20 Plants
xp 975 XP
globe Chicago, IL

I absolutely love this plant! However, she is so dramatic lol. Once she starts to droop just bottom water her for 15 mins & she’s back looking amazing. Super easy plant to take care of! She’ll let you know when to water her & it’s fun to have a plant with some personality. She’s definitely the drama. 10/10 would recommend for beginners or anyone!

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Pest magnet Pest magnet
Fonzucat avatar
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 62 XP
globe Il-Qajjenza, Iż-Żurrieq

I love her she is so sexy

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Bee_lovespollen avatar
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 593 XP
globe Mankato, MN

You can find it wherever in the woods. Super easy to take care of. Just make sure it stays moist. If you love listing plants, any kind of moss is great. Club moss is most common in the Mid-East.

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Bee_lovespollen avatar
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 593 XP
globe Mankato, MN

Adorable and easy to take care of

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Brooke avatar
leaf-1 29 Plants
xp 1,592 XP
globe Denton, TX

I’ve had nothing but problems with this plant, including months of pests that just wouldn’t go away. This plant would probably be better suited for a terrarium or another climate-controlled setup as opposed to being a houseplant.

Pest magnet Pest magnet
Kai_ avatar
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 115 XP
globe La Mesa, CA

Needs higher humidity and bugs love to live in it.

Fast grower Fast grower
Browns easily Browns easily
Pest magnet Pest magnet
Holidae avatar
leaf-1 26 Plants
xp 718 XP
globe Mississauga, Ontario

Fickle little minx. Not recommended , but I may revive her sister. Will keep ya updated.

Browns easily Browns easily
Spaaceduude avatar
leaf-1 17 Plants
xp 406 XP
globe Chula Vista, CA

I love this plant. Charlie (the plant) grows in a fractal pattern and they look beautiful! I keep Charlie on my bedside in a north facing window and give them water when they start to wilt. Charlie is doing great and I’ll be sure to update if there are any changes

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Vtjungle avatar
leaf-1 28 Plants
xp 1,036 XP
globe Burlington, VT

A pretty, interesting-looking plant but clearly not a good plant for beginners! I’ve only had mine for 3 weeks, and it’s already failing. Apparently it needs a high-humidity environment - much higher than an average North American home. It also needs to be watered frequently, but not TOO frequently. In other words, it’s rather high maintenance. Would recommend only to experienced plant parents.

Teeth4us avatar
leaf-1 13 Plants
xp 706 XP

Small and cute will grow in almost any condition just make sure to water it cause it get really sad if you don’t

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves

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