The Christmas Moss or the Christmas Tree Moss is a plant that is Native to the Tropical Asia and also grows in countries such as India,Thailand,Phillippenes and Japan.
This plant mainly grows on the wet surfaces nearby to streams, river banks , wet rocks and the Forest Trees.
Table of Contents
- Do Christmas Moss Need Foods?
- Can I Grow Christmas Moss without Food?
- Best Foods for Christmas Moss
- How to add Fertilizer Food for Christmas Moss?
- Benefits of Christmas Moss Fertilizer Foods
- Other Supplements for Christmas Moss Foods
- Is Christmas Moss Foods (Liquid Plant Fertilizer) bad for fish?
- Can I use Fertilizer foods for Fast Growing of Moss Balls?
This plant has been given this name as it looks similar to a live Christmas tree with its lots of branch structures and fir like leaves and stands around three to four inches tall.
In their Natural Habitats these Christmas Mosses receive the enough amount of light and water for its growth and will have a natural growth in the Wild.
Nowadays as these plants are mainly used in the Fish Keeping and Aquarists to decorate their tanks, there have been introduced various types of Fertilizer Foods for the Growth of these plants.
Do Christmas Moss Need Foods?
Like all other Aquarium plants the Christmas Moss also makes its own foods through the process of Photosynthesis. Here you will have to see that the plant receives the enough amount of light as well as enough amount of fresh water for its growth.
Currently there has been introduced various types of food fertilizers for the growth of these plants. But these foods are not necessarily required on the Christmas Moss to grow.
But if you wish to you can have these Fertilizers added to your Moss which will increase the health as well as the growth of the plant.
Can I Grow Christmas Moss without Food?
Yes, the Christmas Moss can be grown without Food. Adding of Fertilizer to your plant is not necessarily required. Even if Fertilizers are not added to the plants, they can make their own food.
Best Foods for Christmas Moss
The Best Fertilizer for the Christmas Moss is APT Complete.
APT Complete is the best all-around aquarium plant fertilizer in the Market. This Fertilizer very well suits the Christmas Moss.
This Fertilizer has both Macro and Micro Nutrients added in it.
How to add Fertilizer Food for Christmas Moss?
After a proper cleaning of the tank and the Christmas Moss in your tank , you can add a few drops of your Fertilizer to the tank.
Benefits of Christmas Moss Fertilizer Foods
Adding of Fertilizer Foods for Christmas Moss has certain benefits such as,
Helping to maintain the plant’s health
Adding of Fertilizer to your Christmas Moss helps to maintain its health.
Boost the Plant’s growth
Adding of fertilizer to your plant will make your Christmas Moss to grow faster.
Healthy for Fish and other tank Mates
Adding of Fertilizer on the Christmas Moss tank will help to increase the health of the fish as well as the other tank mates in it.
Improves the Tank’s Appearance
the Nutrients in the Fertilizer will stimulate the Chlorophyll Production which will make the Moss more greener and nice looking.
Other Supplements for Christmas Moss Foods
In addition to the Fertilizer used on the Christmas Moss there are certain other factors that can be used as Foods for the Christmas Moss,
Adding of CO2 to your Christmas Moss plants can increase the health as well as the growth of the plant. Infusing a few drops of CO2 to the Moss will help in its growth. However this will not necessarily be required.
Light is one of the major factors affecting for the Growth of the plant. A Bright amount of light is required for the Christmas Moss to make its food and grow.
Therefore you have to see that the Moss receives the required amount of bright light for the growth .However this amount of light received on the plant should not be too bright.
Too much of bright light on the tank will make its water warm causing the Christmas Moss to decay in the tank and die off.
Water is another main factor affecting the growth of the tank. The Christmas Moss mainly requires water for its growth as well as on its food making.
Christmas Mosses grow wherever there is a wet surface. This Moss is a fresh water plant, therefore adding of salt water or dirty water will make the Christmas Moss to die.
Therefore you will have to see that the Moss receives the required amount of fresh water, clean the water in your tank regularly. See that the Moss is placed nearby to a place where there is a flow of water in your tank which will help the Moss to grow faster.
If the Christmas Moss is placed in a terrarium without a tank full of water, you will have to see that the surface of the terrarium stays wet and moist which will be good for the health of the plant .When the surface turns dry the Christmas Moss will die.
Is Christmas Moss Foods (Liquid Plant Fertilizer) bad for fish?
No, the Fertilizer used in to your Fish tank are designed in a manner which is harmless to your fish and other tank mates in the tank.
Therefore the use of Liquid Plant Fertilizer in to your Christmas Moss plants in the tank will not be bad for the Fish in your tank.
Can I use Fertilizer foods for Fast Growing of Moss Balls?
Yes, the use of Fertilizer Foods on the Moss Balls can increase the health of the plant as well as increase the growth of the plant. Using of Fertilizer Foods on the plant will increase the normal growth rate of the plant.
Using of Fertilizer Food for your Christmas Moss plant is not necessarily needed as they make their own food with the available amount of light and water.
However adding of Fertilizer to your Christmas Moss will bring no harm. This will help you to increase the health of the Moss and make the Moss to grow faster.