Weeping moss in a bag
Weeping moss (Vesicularia ferriei) is an aquatic plant commonly found in aquariums1. It is known for its distinctive downward-sloping growth pattern, which gives it a weeping or cascading appearance123. This plant has become popular in aquascaping due to its attractive deep green color and fine texture1. Weeping moss typically grows to a height of approximately one inch.
Weeping moss belongs to the family Hypnaceae and is a pleurocarpous plant3. It does not have true roots but rather uses rhizoids to attach itself to surfaces like driftwood or rocks3. It can thrive in a range of lighting conditions, from low to bright light levels, although it will grow faster with moderate light levels1. This moss can also benefit from added fertilizers and CO2 supplements to promote healthy growth.
Overall, weeping moss is a hardy aquatic plant that can add visual interest to aquariums and aquatic setups
To care for weeping moss, you need to consider the following requirements:
- Lighting: Weeping moss can survive in low to bright light environments but will grow faster with moderate light levels.
- Water quality: It thrives in temperatures ranging from 60 to 85 degrees Fahrenheit and a pH of 5.0 to 6.0. A frequent water flow around the aquarium is necessary to sustain proper growth by continuous circulation of nutrients to all parts of the aquarium.
- Aquarium setup: Weeping moss doesn’t require specialty aquarium lights but needs to be attached to driftwood or rock for proper growth. It doesn’t have true roots but anchors itself with rhizoids.
- Nutrient supply: Weeping moss can survive without supplements and fertilizers, but it’s beneficial to add fertilizers and CO2 supplements to promote healthy growth.
Weeping moss is a hardy plant that’s relatively easy to maintain but requires a keen eye for proper care.