Selaginella kraussiana ‘Aurea’

Week 20 – Selaginella kraussiana ‘Aurea’ is an amazing, beautiful, delicate and very useful little plant.

Spike moss is another of my little secret weapons. I use it in the same way and often alongside soleirolia soleirolii as an effective ‘surface’ cover. Close cousins to the true ferns, it forms a low creeping mat of feathery leaves. It prefers moist to wet and shady conditions. This variety has leaves of bright chartreuse yellow, forming a beautiful carpet that lends itself to creating all kinds of interesting contrasts when used in one of our living walls.