Freshwater Moss
Freshwater Moss
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Freshwater Moss

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In some spots, the Lake resembles a glass paperweight. Its underwater flora is temporarily still. The Elder Turtle gives you a small sample of the Lake's moss and supplies for its habitat so that you can examine it more closely. Rinse the stones before adding them to the vial and provide the moss with dechlorinated or spring water.

Your planted jar kit includes:  java moss; a jar to plant it in; pebbles, sea glass, and shells to decorate the jar; and a stick tool to help arrange it all.

Please note:  Unpack your moss as soon as it arrives.  Java moss is relatively resistant to both cold and heat, but it should be removed from the dark packaging and kept in a bowl of water until you are ready to assemble your kit.  Some brown segments on the moss are normal, especially after a cold, dark trip through the mail.  Any soft black bits should be trimmed away before assembling your jar.  If your moss has significant soft black spots, it may have spent too long in freezing temperatures; please reach out so we can send a replacement.  

Assembling Your Kit

Rinse pebbles, shells, and glass before adding them to the jar.  Add your chosen decorations to the jar and then fill with spring water or dechlorinated water.  Trim away any soft black bits from your java moss.  Use the included stick tool to arrange all components within your jar.

Caring for Your Planted Jar

Java moss is both beautiful and hardy.  Keep your planted jar in a spot where it can receive some dappled light, but not in direct sunlight.  Your moss will brighten and grow greener over time.  Change the water in the jar once every two months, or if it grows murky.

Mossy Planted Jar was featured in the Frozen Lake Box (February 2022).

Shipping:  Single items and non-box products ship for a flat rate of $7.00.  Non-subscription products usually ship within 3 business days of purchase.

"If you have any issues with your purchase, please reach out to me at, and I'll personally do everything I can to make it right."

- Shannon, Birdmoss Curator and Liaison

Customer Reviews

Based on 11 reviews
Jodi B.
Moss wonder

The entire box was packed with care. The freshwater moss, a gift for my daughter is healthy & doing well😀 She’s not home yet from her vacation & has no idea I bought it for her.
Thank you, Shannon

Sally E.
Beautiful little bottle!

I absolutely love my Freshwater Moss bottle! It was fun to put together and I love the way it looks! Living magic in my home!

Chrystal B.
So magickal!

I got this Freshwater Moss about four months ago and it still looks great and I love looking at the magickal little world inside the jar. I like it on my windowsill above my sink, but I do move it around from time to time so it doesn't get too much sun. I love living in Birdmoss. I add and take away tiny crystals when I change the water, so it's always a little different.

Lynda K.
A tiny tide pool

The bottle sits on my desk and reminds me of the magic, mystery, and unlimited possibility that you can discover in tide pools. The little shells inside and the vibrant green moss are a time capsule of life and endless wonder sitting in front of me.

Denise H.
Enchanting aquatic dreamscape

I love my Freshwater Moss. I keep it, along with my other Birdmoss treasures on a shelf at my sink. Doing dishes is a time for me to visit this aquatic dreamscape and unwind after a busy day.