Selaginella erythropus 'Ruby red'



Selaginella erythropus 'Ruby red'

Common names: Spike Moss, Irish Moss, Arborvitae Fern

Selaginella is a large family of plants with plenty of variety! Depending on their location and environment, they may creep and trail, or climb. They are known for their bushy clusters of soft, lush leaves, and their voracious thirst. If your selaginella starts to get leggy, you can pinch back new growth to encourage a fuller bush. Ruby red is an interesting variety that grows low and spreads far, and is characterized by leaves that are deep green on top and bright red underneath. Sometimes, the leaves curl and twist so you get to see all of the colors at once!


Light: Shade Tolerant

Water: Semi-Aquatic

Ease: Easy Breezy

Pet Friendly: Yes

Care: Selaginella are always thirsty! We minimize their care by leaving their pots in bowls of standing water, and they get to drink as much as they want. 

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