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Reindeer Moss- Cladonia Rangifernia Hardy Planting Zones- 3-8 Sun or Shade- Sun/Part Sun Mature Height- 1"-4" Mature Width- 4"-12" Bloom Season- Year Round Gardener Status- Beginner

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Reindeer Moss – Cladonia Rangifernia

the Advantages Of Planting Reindeer Moss
There are several advantages of planting the reindeer moss. The first position is that you are going to be able to conserve a lot of water. This is because the moss does not require a lot of moisture to grow. A lot of people are going to use a misting irrigation system so that you will still be able to give them a little damp, so they are going to grow better when they are watered on a regular basis. The misting system is only going to use a fraction of the water that a sprinkler is going to use so it will be enough to keep the moss happy.

The second advantage of planting the reindeer moss is the erosion control and flood mitigation. These are because this time of moss is a guardian of the soil, so it helps to make sure that the ground is not going to wash away. Therefore, if you are concerned about erosion, the reindeer moss is going to be an excellent solution for this problem. In fact, a lot of people are going to use the moss on their roof. Therefore, the roof is going to be beautiful while the moss grows from the sunlight and the rainwater.

The third advantage of the reindeer moss is that it can be a good food source for wildlife. This is especially true in the areas where the food might be a little more scarce. The animals that graze are going to consume the reindeer moss. In fact, the reindeer, musk oxen, and caribou are going to look eating the moss, especially during the winter months. The moss can be turned into sugar through the bacteria and protozoans inside of the animals. There are also some individual enzymes inside of the stomach of the stomach that is going to help them to be able to digest the reindeer moss better than other plants.


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Reindeer moss is a slow-growing lichen native to the Arctic but is found as close to the equator as Florida. This plant works well in areas where maintenance isn’t a priority. It is not tolerant of foot traffic. Traditionally used as a folk remedy for stomach upset and kidney stone, Reindeer moss is more commonly utilized in landscape beds, terrariums, and dried for craft projects. It is considered a threatened species in some parts of the world.