Adding Moss & Lichen to Houseplants

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Why not add some glamour to your houseplant life? Learn how to add Moss & Lichen to houseplants in this free gardening and green thumb video. View Video Transcript

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Hi, this is Yolanda Vanveen on behalf of Expert Village. In this series we're going to be learning about how to make house plants a little more stylish. In this segment we're going to talk about using moss and lichen. Still we discovered that rocks are always a beautiful thing in your containers. But you can also use moss and lichen. So moss grows naturally on trees in the forest areas so when you buy moss, it's best to buy some that has been dried out or that is fresh from your own property. But you never collect it from wild sites some moss and lichen are great additions to gardens. You can easily change your rock garden into a moss garden by covering it up. In this plant I got some rocks and a little statue and that looks really nice. But you can change your house plants by the season or just because you want a little change. That is what style is all about is changing your look. So it's pretty simple. You just lay it on your base of your plant and you can always mix it up with the rocks too; you just don't have to have moss. I particularly love lichen (it's spelled Lichen) and it grows on trees as well in the Pacific North West cause we are pretty much a rain forest here. It's just a beautiful light light color that adds a lot of texture and color to the house plants. So even when I'm using moss I would combine it with lichen and maybe even fill in a couple of spots just to have a little bit of difference in the color. So once you lay down your lichen and your moss, you have a whole new look for your plant and it's a great way to add style to your house plants. In the next segment we're going to talk about different planters that you can select in your house plants.