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Division of Marketing and Development
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Mayo Building, M-9
407 South Calhoun Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0800
(850) 617-7300

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Adam H. Putnam, Commissioner

Spanish Moss

Spanish Moss

Botanical Name

Tillandsia usneoides (Bromeliaceae Family)


Silver-gray threadlike masses. Packaged in one-pound mesh bags.

Seasonal Availabilty


Vase Life

10-14 days

Purchasing Hints

Moss can be moist or dry packaged. However, it should not be soaking wet, as it will rot. Color should be silver-gray to light green.

Care and Handling

Remove individual bags from shipping container and store at room temperature in a well- ventilated place, preferably hanging in net.

Design Tips

Excellent to hide mechanics of arrangements. Adds natural look to potted plants while preventing dehydration of top soil.

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