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Is moss surrounding a plant in a plant pot good or bad?



I have been repotting some of my pot plants recently and found that those with moss were too wet and it seemed to be a sign that they had needed the repotting to improve the compost and the drainage.

28 Apr, 2011


I have just bought a small Bay to replace my winter casualty. The purchased pot has huge mossy fruiting bodies the plant however looks in fine fettle. I think I'll get rid of all the moss though as I really don't need any more - my lawn has enough!

28 Apr, 2011


I agree with Inverglen as moss is a sign of damp/shade

28 Apr, 2011


Moss/lichen on top of the compost in pots usually indicates a need for repotting, or refreshing of compost - means its been in the same pot, unattended, for too long.

30 Apr, 2011


Thanks for the moss advice folks. Time to sort it out!

10 May, 2011

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