Spanish moss is not considered a true moss because it does not feed off of the host plant. The moss is also known by the names of Florida moss, graybeard, air moss and long moss and grows in the United States from Florida to Texas. Spanish moss is often used by bird for nests, and reptiles and amphibians will hide inside the heavy, thick mass. It has also been used as mattress or other upholstery type of stuffing material.
Make or purchase decorative pillowcase shell. Stuff Spanish moss into the case until the desired fluffiness is achieved. Sew the seam closed and use the new pillow as you would any decorative pillow in your home.
Fill cut flower vases half full with water. Fill the remainder of the vase with Spanish moss. This will help keep the cut flowers in the desired pattern in the vase and keep water evaporation from the vase to a minimum.
Use 1 to 2 inches of Spanish moss as a mulch around potted plants. Spanish moss will help retain moisture in the soil and reduce watering needs.
Add 3 to 4 inches of Spanish moss as a mulch around outdoor plants to retain moisture. This is especially helpful during dry periods during the hot, summer months.