Interior Plantscaping options are boundless with the amount of awesome foliage, cool colorful planters, and diverse coverings out in the market today. A properly prepared plant package stands out like a piece of furniture and can accentuate any indoor environment. To achieve a finished look, plantscapers use a a “covering” to mask the potted plant sitting inside the planter. In the old days there was bark, bark, and more bark, it was bulky, messy, and really no fun to work with. Over time we have added river rocks and eventually mosses to the mix. River rock was a wonderful addition to the industry being such a clean option, but was also quite heavy causing more issues during installation.
Very quickly, mosses became a go to option for those in the interior plant industry, mainly for it’s weight and ease of use. The earlier mosses were a Spanish moss usually natural in color that was very dry and spread easily. This moss was a a hanging tree moss and when dried had a straw like consistency. The drawback was it could be quite dusty during install and required additional cleanup. It has stuck around for a while and continues to be a “go to” for many scapers in the field due to its affordability and classic look.
From there, mosses have expanded to include some pretty interesting varieties, such as Reindeer, Sisal, Mood, Forest, Sheet, and Oak Moss. These mosses bring some different looks and exotic flare to customizing your project and finishing off your interior landscape idea. Both Spanish and Reindeer Moss come in a multitude of colors that can be viewed as a little wild with Fuchsia, Red, Black, Purple, and Mango. The craziness of colors are not the only option with more interior design friendly flavors like Hunter, Coffee, Basil and Natural. While other products like American Moss comes in more neutral colors like Sage, Aspen, Deep forest and Emerald green, there is definitely a color out there to suit any need, want, or style.
Color is not the only thing that has changed in the moss world in the past 10 years, the texture and softness of moss has really become a key in any installation project. The popularity of Orchids and Succulents have really stepped up the use of sheet moss, mood moss, and forest moss to accommodate this trend. These mosses tend to have a softer
texture and are usually vibrant in natural colors. These mosses are usually forest floor type mosses that have a spongy feel even when dried. These mosses work great for smaller projects like floral displays but can also be used with any larger tropical foliage as well. The sheet like quality of these mosses make for an amazing look in taking your design to the next level and can make even the most humdrum plant or planter come to life. All of these coverings, mosses, and supplies can be found at www.scapesupply.com.
Coverings, just another way to customize your indoor space! If you are interested in finding out more about mosses and our professional design services, please give us a call today to see how we at Plantkeeper can create an interior landscape option right for you.