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Krauss' Spikemoss

Vibrant color provides a splash of light in the shady garden. Cultivated for its delicately branching moss-like foliage. In warm regions, it makes a smashing ground cover. Otherwise, use for seasonal interest or enjoy year-round as a houseplant. Prefers average to acid (sour) moist soil.

Companion Plants

False Spirea



Plant Details

  • Common name

    Krauss' Spikemoss

  • Botanical name

    Selaginella kraussiana

  • Variety


  • Zone

    USDA Zone 6 (-10°F) to USDA Zone 9 (20°F).

  • Light

    Part sun

  • Height

    1" (3 cm)

  • Habit


  • Feed

    Use all-purpose

  • Water

    Weekly during dry spells

  • Bloom Time

    No Bloom

  • Maintenance

    Mulch to reduce weeds

This plant also belongs to the following collections:

  • Faith C.'s collection