An 8cm globe terrarium planted with Leucobryum glauca and Selaginella apoda. It depicts a small hut with a path leading to it.
Selaginella apoda, commonly known as ‘meadow spikemoss’, is actually not a moss at all. It is a type of Lycophyte (a lycophyte is a primitive plant that lacks flowers, seeds, fruit, and wood) which is native to Eastern USA and Mexico. It is a perfect terrarium plant but has a relatively short life so it will need to be replaced after a few years.
To keep this terrarium healthy, place in a bright spot and ensure the soil stays just moist but not wet. The substrate should feel like a sponge rung of all the water; as if you were about to wipe a surface down. Always use a spray bottle on the mist setting when watering and if unsure, less is always preferable to more. Plants in a terrarium can recover from under watering far easier than overwatering. If the terrarium contains only moss then ensure it is kept moist but not saturated; mosses lack a root system and take in moisture from the air. If in doubt please contact me or bring the terrarium to my workshop.