There are about 700 varieties of Selaginella plants which are often referred to as spike moss or arborvitae ferns. Selaginella plants are very diverse in their size and in the ways they grow.
This plant pet likes bright, indirect light indoors, partial shade outdoors is best for most Selaginella. Reduce water in the winter and protect a Selaginella from cold drafts and wind.
Keep the soil moist but never soggy and avoid using cold water. Reduce water in the winter and protect a Selaginella from cold drafts and wind. A Selaginella plant becomes totally dormant and the leaves roll into tight little brown balls when there is no moisture. Once the Selaginella is watered, it turns green and starts to grow again. They love to be misted.
Pinch back the tips of the stems of a Selaginella plant if they grow too tall or leggy. Pruning a Selaginella stimulates new growth and helps the plant become bushier. Remove dead or damaged stems as soon as they appear.
Bothersome Selaginella plant pests are Mealy Bugs and spider mites.
This plant is non-toxic to cats and dogs and is a great little air purifier.
A single Selaginella in a 10cm plastic nursery pot.