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How to grow and care for Peacock moss

Written by Maggie

Jan 23 2021

How to grow and care for Peacock moss

It is not difficult to grow Peacock Moss well, as long as you first know what kind of environment Peacock Moss likes, and then create a suitable environment. The following are growing Peacock Moss care.

Peacock Moss care

1. Temperature care for growing Peacock Moss

Peacock Moss prefers a warm and humid semi-cloudy environment. When we grow and care for Peacock Moss, the temperature should not be too low. The temperature is generally not lower than 10 ° C. peacock moss grows at around 20 ° C.

2. Soil care for growing Peacock Moss

Peacock moss can be planted in a loose, breathable soil that contains a decaying medium such as vegetative soil, peat, etc.

Potted soil can be made from equal amounts of leaf rot or peat, loam and plain sand.

3. Light care for growing Peacock Moss

Peacock moss is well grown in semi-shade, usually under bright astigmatism. But when we grow and care for Peacock Moss, it needs to be well lit in winter, well shaded in summer, well shaded and cool down.

4. Watering care for growing Peacock Moss

During the growth of Peacock Moss, water should be sprayed frequently to keep the surrounding air moist. When we grow and care for Peacock Moss, water should be avoided. It is recommended to water according to the requirements of the pot soil dry.

5. Fertilizing care for growing Peacock Moss

Peacock moss is usually applied in spring and autumn. Spring fertilization can promote early greening and reduce damage. When we grow and care for Peacock Moss, the fertilizer should be mainly nitrogen fertilizer, combined with phosphorus and potash fertilizer, in order to ensure continuous supply of nutrients, and meanwhile, long-effective nitrogen fertilizer is mainly used.

6. peacock moss care for pest control

Peacock moss leaves begin with rounded black spots, expand to become rounded or nearly rounded, and eventually turn black and die. When we grow and care for Peacock Moss, we can use 50% carbendazim 1000 times liquid, 50% methyl tobujin 1000 times liquid, 200 times Bordeaux liquid and other agents spray prevention and control.

Peacock Moss care

7. Growing peacock moss care for leaves yellowing

Drain water care

If watered too much, the leaves of Peacock Moss can't breathe properly and can't absorb water and nutrients. Without nutrients, the leaves turn yellow. When we grow and care for Peacock Moss, excess water should be drained.

Rehydrate

Although we can't give peacock moss pour too much water, but also can't water for a long time, lack of water for a long time, Peacock moss, easy to appear the symptom of dehydration, performance for the yellow hair withered leaves. When we grow and care for Peacock Moss, we should gradually increase water quantity, and there can not be a one-off large amount of water, water in the future, according to the principle of see dry wet.

Shading maintenance

Peacock Moss should not be placed in a place with direct sunlight such as a balcony in the summer when the light is too strong. Otherwise, the leaves of peacock moss will be easily burned and yellow spots will appear. Therefore, when we grow and care for Peacock Moss, it needs to be shaded during the summer heat and can be exposed to the sun in the spring and autumn without worrying about sunburn.

Temperature care

Winter temperature is too low, not suitable for peacock moss grows, you would have a Peacock moss indoors in maintenance, but even indoors,  temperature will be low at night, or a day on the balcony night, forget moving indoors. After a night of cold wind blows, Peacock moss leaves are yellow. When we grow and care for Peacock Moss in the winter nights it is best to have Peacock moss indoors relatively warm in the room. If it is in the living room, pay attention to close the window.

Peacock Moss care