I am growing some tulips in a pot. the tulips are about to bloom. but
one of the pots has got some moss growth and the moss is spreading.
I removed the moss a few days back but it grew back. Is the moss growth
harmful to my tulips?
of the pots has got some moss growth and the moss is spreading.
growthharmful to my tulips?-- gardening_guy
Moss won't hurt the tulips, though what you may actually have is liverwort
which for some odd reason loves to grow over the surface of potting soil,
and also likes sunlight a lot more than most mosses. I don't think it can
keep tulips from poking through & I think it can be kind of pretty, but a
really good "surfacing" of liverwort (unlike moss) can become a water
barrier as it's kind of plasticky, and it can smother seedlings though not
likely bulbs. If it's really a moss the bright-sun mosses tend to be
teeny-tiny and will grow on the sides of pouris pots making them look
hundreds of years old which is pretty cool, though depending on one's
taste I suppose it could look green & slimy to some folks.
-paghat the ratgirl
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