Plant Care Irish Moss
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Irish Moss

Also known as

Corsican Pearl Wort and Scotch Moss

Taxonomy

Sagina subulata
Sagina
Caryophyllaceae
Caryophyllales

How to care for Irish Moss

Water

How often to water your Irish Moss

Water needs for Irish Moss
0.5 cups
every 9

Irish 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.

Calculate water needs of Irish Moss

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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

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Finding light for Irish Moss in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Irish Moss: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Irish Moss love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Irish Moss does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Irish Moss

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

FAQs
Difficulty Level

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


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Propagation

Care Summary for Irish Moss

Irish Moss

Irish Moss


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft 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.

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