Christmas Moss

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  • Attractive Aquatic Plant
  • Extremely Hardy and Versatile 
  • Light Preference/Tolerated (Medium Light)
  • Aquatic Watering Needs
  • Mature Height 3 -4 inches
  • Pet Safe

The  is a versatile and picturesque aquatic plant with small round or oval shaped light green leaves. Its soft, delicate texture makes a wonderful forefront plant. Christmas Moss is a great oxygenator. It’s a beautiful addition to any aquarium in the home or office. Although Christmas Moss does not produce any flowers, the leaves are attractive and provide cover for fish. It’s very easy to grow and maintain. This plant is a native of tropical areas of Asia and found throughout Thailand, India, Japan, and the Philippines. Christmas Moss is commonly referred to as Brazilian Willow Moss. 

Best Locations For Growing Christmas Moss

This versatile little plant can technically be placed anywhere in an aquarium and thrive. It does really well when planted in the bottom, back, or side of a tank to create a carpet or wall-like appearance. This plant prefers a pH range of 5 - 7.5, and water temperatures from 72 and 82 degrees Fahrenheit. It enjoys cool flowing freshwater. These plants do well as long as they are not exposed to very high temperatures or dark lighting. This hardy little plant even does well in acidic conditions. 

Christmas Moss Care

This plant, with its round or oval-shaped leaves, offers stunning motion and movement in the circulation of aquarium water. This plant grows really well in medium light conditions. Too much light may encourage algae growth. Christmas Moss should be grown in the open as opposed to being placed under the leaves and stems of larger plants. This plant is easily propagated by dividing the primary plant into several smaller pieces. 

Watering Christmas Moss

As an aquatic plant, Christmas Moss does not require any additional watering. 

Fertilizing Christmas Moss

As long as the plant isn’t showing any signs of obvious deficiency, it should not require continuous fertilizing. However, to get it established and growing, any good aquarium plant fertilizer will suffice. Christmas Moss draws nutrients from the water in the aquarium as it returns oxygen to the water. 

Christmas Moss Information

Light Exposure: Medium Light
Care Requirements: Medium
Watering Requirements: prefers fairly soft water with a pH level in the range between 5 and 7.5
Pet Friendly: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Air Purifier: Moderate
Habit: Spreading
Growth Rate: Slow
Mature Height: 3 -4 inches
Mature Spread: 6-12 inches
Flowering: No
Flower Color(s): None
Flower Shade/Description: Grown for Foliage
Fragrant: No
Foliage Type:
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description: Dark Green
Temperature: 68° - 82°F (20° - 28°C)
Humidity: High (80%+)
Common Name: Christmas Moss
Other Name(s): Christmas Moss, Xmas Moss
Scientific Name: Vesicularia montagnei
Plant Type: House Plant

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Know As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Know As:

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Know As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2-3 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 3-4 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
   2.32-2.76 gallons

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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

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Time of Order:

Summer Shipping

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