Plant Care Sagina Subulata

Sagina Subulata

About Sagina Subulata

Yellow Scotch Moss is a low growing soft herbaceous perennial groundcover that requires little maintenance. It's great for filling in between pavers, in rock gardens, or along a path. Yellow Scotch Moss has tiny star-shaped flowers that are solitary with rounded green buds which open to form the 5-petaled flower.


Sagina subulata

Also known as

Irish Moss, Irish Moss, Corsican Pearl Wort, Scotch Moss and heath pearlwort

How to care for Sagina Subulata


How often to water your Sagina Subulata

Water needs for Sagina Subulata
0.5 cups
every 9

Sagina Subulata 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.

Calculate water needs of Sagina Subulata

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size


Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Select a city to check sunlight intensity

Finding light for Irish Moss in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Sagina Subulata: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Sagina Subulata love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Sagina Subulata does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Sagina Subulata

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

Difficulty Level

Sagina Subulata is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Sagina Subulata

Sagina Subulata

Sagina Subulata

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


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 Sagina Subulata

Discover rare plants

This plant is popular in