Where Does Flat Moss Come From?

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written by: Thursd. | 18-11-2020

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Flat moss

Flat moss or Plagiothecium, is a type of moss that comes from Denmark and Poland. The moss is collected manually from the forest and placed in boxes on a pallet. See in this video how this is done by hand.



Harvested in a Sustainable Way

You can see it is harvested in a very sustainable way. Carefully, by hand, some parts of the ground are harvested, and some parts are being left alone. This enables the moss to grow back in no time. Besides Styrofoam trays, more and more moss is being sold in recyclable bags. With the same volume.


Flatmos Bio Bag Adomex
As a successor to the recyclable bag, there is now the recyclable bio bag: I’m Green Plastic. I’m green™ Polyethylene is a plastic produced from sugar cane, a renewable raw material, while the traditional polyethylene uses fossil sourced raw materials such as oil and natural gas. For this reason, I’m green™ Polyethylene captures and fixes CO2 from the atmosphere during its production, helping to reduce greenhouse gases emission.


Many Things To Do with Flat Moss

Moss is a beautiful element in garden design, living art, and indoor gardens. Moss is also a key ingredient in arrangements such as kokedama, terrariums, fairy gardens, and natural centerpieces. Also, Moss walls are very trending nowadays. Once you know where to find flat moss, you’ll certainly want to use it in your own decor!

Flatt Moss wall
Credit: Gaja Decor 


Finding Moss

Fortunately, it’s usually easy to find moss growing naturally in most climates. If not, you can also buy real, live moss at Adomex. Either way, take steps to ensure that the flat moss you’re using is harvested sustainably like in the video above.


Flat Moss Plagiothecium


Where To Find Moss Growing In Nature

In general, look for shady, moist areas where moss may grow. Check valleys with water features that tend to have moist, shady environments. Moss can grow on the ground, on fallen logs, on rocks, and even on living trees. The shady side of larger rocks can be particularly mossy. Be sure it is allowed to pick, and you don’t empty out whole areas, and leave spots unattended, like in the video above.


Flat Moss harvesting in Denmark
Flat moss harvesting in Denmark


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