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Peacock Fern Rainbow Moss Spikemoss Selaginella Plant


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Selaginella uncinata also known as Peacock Fern or Rainbow Moss is a wonderfully interesting plant. Despite it's delicate and tropical fern-like appearance, it is actually very tough, easy to grow, moderately cold hardy and not a fern at all.

Selaginellas are not true ferns, but they do share many characteristic with ferns beyond their cosmetic appearance. They prefer to grow in moderate to deep shade, and to be planted in fertile, well composted soil with a high organic make up, they grow slowly, and do not bloom, and adapt well to being grown as houseplants, or on the porch or patio.

There are many interesting Sellaginella cultivars, with Selaginella uncinata being one of the most popular and best known. This Sellaginella is commonly called Peacock Fern or Rainbow Moss because of the shimmery, irridescent, blue green and bronze red coloring of the unique lacy, fern like foliage.  The growth habit is slow, low growing and spreading, so it is a good choice for most any shaded spot that needs ground cover. It is also lovely as a potted plant or hanging basket, and is great choice for dish gardens and terrariums.

Available Size:  4 Inch Pots - Mature, well rooted starter size plants, growing and shipped in a 4 inch plastic pot, unlikely to have bloom or bud at the time of shipping.


Botanical Name Selaginella uncinata
Common Name Peacock Fern or Rainbow Moss
Plant Family Selaginellaceae
Mature Size 4 inches to 6 inches x 3 feet
Bloom Color None
Bloom Form None
Bloom Time NA
Zone 7, 8, 9, 10
Fragrance No
Key Features Unusual color, slow growth, cold tolerance
Suggested Uses Ground Cover, pots, baskets, terrarium
Grower Notes Not a true fern

  • Model: SAL-SPM-PF-4
  • Shipping Weight: 2lbs
  • 8 Units in Stock
  • Manufactured by: Emerald Goddess Gardens

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