Asked on Nov 20, 2017

Is the floral moss at Dollar Tree real?

by Marykrhodes
Is the floral moss at Dollar Tree real? And, can I put it on top of the rocks with my paperwhites? I am trying to get them to absorb a little less water because they are starting to look over watered even though I have the bulb on top of the rocks as suggested. I think putting the floram moss on top of the rocks would help the bulb not get soggy.
is the floral moss at dollar tree real
is the floral moss at dollar tree real
  11 answers
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Nov 20, 2017
    no it is not real,you need to use spagnum moss from nurseries

  • I think you have to read what the label says, some might be real and some might be paper/plastic.

  • 2dogal 2dogal on Nov 21, 2017
    No, not real.

  • Shoshana Shoshana on Nov 21, 2017
    Most likely it's not real. You can probably order some moss from Amazon or your local nursery if interested.

  • Lola Ravenwalker Robison Lola Ravenwalker Robison on Nov 21, 2017
    Loew's, Home Depot and some other home improvement centers that have floral shops that carry "dry starter" products. I have bought packaged dried moss at both chains and a local franchises. These mosses are normally brownish to grey tinged close to the "root" or "host" system and green at the outer edges. This moss also will have a type of "dirt" where it was attached to its host. This dirt and earthy smell will let you know it is "real" moss. Oh! Another indicator of it being real is the packaging will have airholes in the bag to allow moisture to escape. A living plant will still "breathe" allowing the moisture to collect would set up a hostile environment for the moss allowing mold, mildew, and various damaging and potentially dangerous changes to occur within the package and to the moss itself.
    I hope this answer is more fleshed out as a guide to aide in your purchase of the marked "ornamental" moss. I have worked at Dollar Tree and know they carry both living and decorative moss.

    • Marykrhodes Marykrhodes on Nov 21, 2017
      Question for you. Looking at the plant leaves, can you tell if it's under or over watered. It's kinda starting to wilt. Think I should take some water out?

  • Cindy Darsey Chadwell Cindy Darsey Chadwell on Nov 21, 2017
    i don’t think it’s real but I’ve used it for several crafts and it holds up well

  • Lola Ravenwalker Robison Lola Ravenwalker Robison on Nov 21, 2017
    In that this is a bulb having only the roots in the water is the proper thing to do to stop fungus and bulb rot. One thing I think I see is old flowers left on the stems. Once a flower has reached its full potential you need to remove the dead flowers as well as the "pods" that are forming where the flower was. Many bulbs are, due hybridization, no longer make seeds. That was the purpose of the blooms. To flower, die, produce seed. If there are seeds they are more than likely "sterile", meaning they will not sprout. I find it challenging with some of my plants to use these seeds to experiment with and have at times been successful in getting some to grow. Very low percentage will sprout and need species specific handling. Thank god for google and gardening online!

  • Ronda Ronda on Nov 22, 2017
    I think you have to much water.
    Also I agree with the dead flower comment...
    It's called "deadheading"
    Plants use energy
    Sounds weird.. but it's wasting energy trying to make a seed, unless you take those old blooms off. Then the plant can divert that energy to new blooms and roots.
    And it's roots can find that's doesn't have to be that close to your bulb.
    Hope this helps

  • B. Enne B. Enne on Nov 22, 2017

  • Henry-Helen Sanders Henry-Helen Sanders on Nov 15, 2018

    No . Soak it in water and you will see the green dye. Do not use in your critters surroundings.

  • Kalle Kalle on Feb 26, 2021

    Can you use reindeer moss from dollar tree in plants