Family: Selaginellaceae (includes spikemosses)
Genus: Selaginella (includes spikemosses — Selaginella is the sole genus of Selaginellaceae)
Botanical/Binomial Name: Selaginella kraussiana
Common Names: Krauss’ spikemoss, Krauss’ clubmoss, Green clubmoss
Botanical Characteristics: Herbaceous | Creeping Perennial | Evergreen | Spore-forming | Frost tender
Propagation: Division of clumps | Layering
This is a pickup-only item and could be in any pot of similar dimensions to the one in the photo, which is 100 mm diameter × 110 mm deep.
Please go here for postable ones.
Selaginella kraussiana is a delightful little creeping plant which loves it moist and shady. It is well-suited for terrariums and as a companion for ferns and all other shade-lovers.
The third photo is a close up of its aerial roots by which it spreads.
Best outside where the minimum temperature is 5 °C, otherwise a great indoors houseplant.
It won’t get much higher than 50-70 mm, and only then because of its tendency to bunch and grow over itself. It thus makes a great surface cover and ‘living mulch’ in pots, by keeping the soil moist and cool for the main potted plant — its presence is a useful indicator in fact, for knowing if a filtered-light and moisture-loving plant is happy where it is. If the Selaginella in the same pot shows signs of drying off then I know to up the water and/or move the pot.
Its creeping nature ensures it cascades over the side of every pot it is in, which is highly aesthetic and a big plus in my books!
S. kraussiana is small enough too, to be a companion for bonsai which also like it cool and moist, like Japanese maples.
Selaginella kraussiana is a very low-care plant which requires nothing more than a moist, shady environment and occasional fertilising. It will cover any moist shady patches with ease via its creeping nature, whether in pots or on the ground. It may also pop up in nearby spaces via spores — for example, you can see Selaginella growing out of the front-right Air-Pot® cones in the main photo of the Kaempferia rotunda listing!
K. rotunda is a shady, moist-loving plant as well, which is why the two are growing so well together.
Selaginella kraussiana is also a gorgeous little thing to grow between pavers, especially those slightly above ground level. It also loves the expansion gaps in concrete paths old enough for soil to come through.
This plant is very easy to propagate by division and layering — simply break away a piece no matter how small, and lay on a moist, shady surface where it will readily take root, so long as it is kept moist. Alternatively, take advantage of its cascading and sprawling nature in pots by laying an attached, trailing length across another pot to take root. Break the ‘bridge’ between the two pots once the daughter plant becomes established.
Local pick-up is welcome — we’re in Gwynneville, near Wollongong University.
Pick-up is by mutual arrangement please, as we don’t have a shopfront.
Having said that, we are always here and more often than not can easily fit in with whichever day and time suits you best!
Feel free to suggest preferred pick-up time(s) in the comments box during checkout and we’ll reply as soon as we see the notification.
Especial Note Regarding Large Air-Pot® Orders
Depending on the order, we may suggest that large Air-Pot® orders are best sent directly to you from the warehouse.
Especial Note Regarding Jujube Trees
When posting out bare-rooted jujube trees, we routinely trim them to fit the box and keep postage costs to a minimum. These trees are typically knee-high when planted out, though some may be smaller.
This of course doesn’t apply for pick-ups, and in fact we will set aside the tallest trees specifically for this purpose. These trees can often be hip-high, and sometimes taller again.
Please note that this is not a guarantee, as heights of different cultivars can differ from year to year.