Golden Moss Selaginella Kraussiana 'Aurea'

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Golden Moss Selaginella Kraussiana 'Aurea' is a delicate and charming ground cover plant native to Corsica and Sardinia. Its small, rounded leaves and vibrant green-gold color make it a popular choice for adding a touch of lushness to indoor spaces and shaded garden areas. While it requires some attention to thrive, Golden Moss rewards its caregivers with a lush carpet of foliage and a peaceful ambiance.

 * You will receive ONE (1) plant in 4” nursery pot, unless stated otherwise. Refer to our FAQ for more information.


Golden Moss Selaginella Kraussiana 'Aurea' Plant Care



Golden Moss prefers consistently moist soil but does not tolerate waterlogging. Water the plant when the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch, ensuring that excess water can drain freely from the pot. Avoid letting the soil dry out completely, as this can cause the leaves to wilt and the plant to decline.


This plant thrives in bright, indirect light but can also tolerate partial shade. Direct sunlight can scorch its delicate leaves, so it's best to place it in a location where it receives filtered light throughout the day. Indoors, a north-facing window or a spot away from direct sun exposure is ideal.


Golden Moss prefers moderate temperatures ranging from 65°F to 75°F (18°C to 24°C). It can tolerate slightly cooler temperatures but should be protected from drafts and extreme fluctuations. Avoid placing it near heating or cooling vents, as sudden temperature changes can stress the plant.

Soil Mix:

A well-draining potting mix is essential for Golden Moss. Use a combination of peat moss, perlite, and compost to create a light, airy medium that retains moisture without becoming waterlogged. Ensure that the pot has drainage holes to prevent water from pooling at the roots.


High humidity levels are beneficial for Golden Moss, mimicking its native tropical environment. You can increase humidity by misting the plant regularly or placing a tray of pebbles filled with water beneath the pot. Grouping plants together also helps to create a microclimate with higher humidity levels.


Feed Golden Moss with a balanced liquid fertilizer diluted to half strength every two to four weeks during the growing season (spring and summer). Avoid over-fertilizing, as this can lead to fertilizer burn and damage the delicate roots. During the dormant season (fall and winter), reduce fertilization to once a month or suspend it altogether.


Golden Moss is non-toxic to humans and pets, making it a safe choice for households with children and animals. However, it's always a good idea to keep plants out of reach of curious pets and to monitor children's interactions with them to prevent accidental ingestion.

Golden Moss is a delightful addition to any indoor garden or shaded outdoor landscape, with its lush carpet of golden-green foliage and easy-care nature. By providing the right balance of water, light, temperature, soil mix, humidity, and occasional fertilizer, you can enjoy this charming plant's beauty and vibrancy year-round. Whether cascading from a hanging basket or filling in gaps between stepping stones, Golden Moss adds a touch of natural elegance to any space.

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Golden Moss Selaginella Kraussiana 'Aurea'