Friday, April 26, 2013

Pin-cushion Spikemoss - 'Mini' Plants for Miniature Gardens

Pin-cushion Spikemoss - Selaginella kraussiana 'Brownii'
Fourth in a series,

Common name:  Pin-cushion Spikemoss

Botanical name:  Selaginella kraussiana ‘Brownii’

  Why would you want it?

      It’s cute.

What is its best feature?

      It is a mounding clump of green moss with dark green leaves.  It has a structured form.

How would you grow it?

      They make a cute little potted plant.  It does well in a terrarium or combination planter.  It should not dry out or it will get brown edges.

What would you do with it in a Miniature Garden?

      ‘Brownii” can be a specimen plant which acts as a shrub.

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