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

Taxonomy

Selaginella kraussiana
Selaginella
Selaginellaceae
Selaginellales

How to care for Club Moss

💦 Water

How often to water your Club Moss

Water needs for Club Moss
0.5 cups
every 12

Club Moss needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 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.

Calculate water needs of Club Moss

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Club Moss in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Club Moss: 6ft from a window
6ft or less from
a window

Club Moss can tolerate being far from a window and light source.

Place it less than 6 feet from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Club Moss in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

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.

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💡 FAQs
⭐ 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!

Common Club Moss Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Club Moss thrives in dry soil and should be watered sparingly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Club Moss Water Frequency →

Club Moss Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Club Moss can tolerate being far from a window and light source. Place it less than 6 feet from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Club Moss Light Requirements →

Club Moss Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Club Moss is not known to cause harm to humans or pets. Regardless, if you, a family member, a cat, or dog has ingested any plant material, please consult a doctor or a veterinarian.

Club Moss Toxicity to Dogs →


💨 Humidity

Club Moss enjoys lots of humidity. Provide humidity for your plant by watering regularly and thoroughly, since plants absorb most water through their root system rather than their leaves. They may also benefit from being placed next to a humidifier.

Club Moss Humidity Needs →


🪴 Soil

Club Moss is very sensitive to dry soil, so choose a potting soil that retains moisture. A good soil will still drain well and contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir or sphagnum moss.

Best Soil Mix for Club Moss →

When and How to Successfully Repot Club Moss →


💩 Fertilizer

Club Moss grows very slowly and doesn’t require added fertilizer. Replacing your plant’s potting soil once a year should provide them with more than enough nutrition. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!

How Much and When to Fertilize Club Moss →


🌎 Native Region

Club Moss is native to Worldwide.


🌸 Flowers

Club Moss does not flower.


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Club Moss grows along the ground and sends out shoots which will spread across the soil.

How and When to Prune Club Moss →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Club Moss can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 11a-12b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Club Moss Temperature Tolerance →


🌱 Propagation

Club Moss can be propagated by division into new individual plants.

  • Check to see if there is more than one plant. In some cases they may still be beneath the soil surface. If you feel confident, you may remove the soil to check for baby plantlets below!
  • If there are multiple plants growing, unpot the plant and gently tug the plants apart, being careful not to disturb too many of the roots. They may be connected by large root segments which you may need to break to free the plantlet.
  • Pot up the new plant in well-draining soil
  • Repot the parent plant back into its original pot

How to Propagate Club Moss →


🍂 Yellow Leaves

Yellow leaves aren’t always a reason to panic, and can be a normal part of a plant’s life cycle. Unless brand new leaves are turning yellow or all the leaves change color at once, it’s likely just your plant shedding old leaves.

Overwatering and root rot are the most likely cause of problems in Club Moss, since they are very sensitive to wet soil. The leaves may also appear to be curling or drooping. Less often, yellow leaves are caused by underwatering, nutrient deficiencies, or pests.

Replace soggy soil with fresh, dry soil and download Greg to make sure your plant never gets overwatered again!


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Club Moss

Club Moss

Club Moss


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 days

Placement

< 6ft 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.

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
@@Jennis
leaf-1 44 Plants
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globe Portland, OR
01/18/2022

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

@Morgs avatar
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leaf-1 19 Plants
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globe Chicago, IL
01/18/2022

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
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leaf-1 2 Plants
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globe Il-Qajjenza, Iż-Żurrieq
12/16/2021

I love her she is so sexy

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
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leaf-1 3 Plants
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globe Mankato, MN
11/08/2021

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
@@Bee_lovespollen
leaf-1 3 Plants
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globe Mankato, MN
11/06/2021

Adorable and easy to take care of

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
@brooke avatar
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globe Denton, TX
07/31/2021

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
@@Kai_
leaf-1 4 Plants
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globe La Mesa, CA
06/05/2021

Needs higher humidity and bugs love to live in it.

Fast grower Fast grower
Browns easily Browns easily
Pest magnet Pest magnet
@Holidae avatar
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leaf-1 30 Plants
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globe Mississauga, Ontario
05/27/2021

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

Browns easily Browns easily
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globe Chula Vista, CA
05/07/2021

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
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globe Burlington, VT
04/08/2021

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
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leaf-1 24 Plants
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04/02/2021

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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