Plantago subulata aka Haircap Moss


Common names

Haircap Moss, Plantain, Awl Leaved Plantain

How to care for Haircap Moss


Even if you don't have a green thumb, you can successfully care for Haircap Moss due to its easy-going nature.


Haircap Moss should be watered regularly, allowing the soil to dry out between waterings.


Haircap Moss loves a well-draining soil. Perlite and vermiculite help with drainage, while coco coir adds organic matter, so a good potting soil mix will have all three. You can improve store-bought soil by adding some perlite to it.


To ensure optimal growth, the Haircap Moss prefers bright diffused light for 6-8 hours each day. Insufficient light can result in slow growth and leaf drop, so it's important to find a well-lit location for this plant. Place it near a window, within a distance of 1 meter (3 feet), to enhance its potential for thriving.


During the wintertime, it's common for Haircap Moss to go dormant and their growth may slow down, so waterings should be spaced out more.


There is no verified data on the toxicity of this plant in the records of Ploi. If any person, including yourself, a family member, or a pet, consume plant material with an uncertain toxicity level, it is advisable to seek the advice of a healthcare expert.


Repotting the Haircap Moss should be done either when it has doubled in size or on a yearly basis, whichever occurs sooner. Fresh potting soil with all the required nutrients, refreshed annually, will provide the plant with all the necessary sustenance, making the use of fertilizer unnecessary. Keep in mind that plants receive their energy from the sun, not fertilizer.

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