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The MOSStile is a tile of ecologic resin base imbedded with natural moss for use indoors.

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  1. Binu Ann March 14, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    is it possible for me to use this type of moss alone? i wanted to make a decorative out of it to place it on my mantle. Thank you

  2. patricepetroff January 18, 2013 at 4:42 pm

    so how do the tiles themselves attach to your wall?

  3. katiehandy August 3, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    Plenty of misinformation in this comment thread lead me to sign up for an account just to let you guys know the real deal…

    I am using this product on a project and am currently in possession of a sq. ft. tile. This stuff is awesome! And expensive!

    It is definitely, definitely alive. Reindeer moss is what it’s called, which is a type of lichen. At the time of harvest, it goes through a salting process that retards its growth, so it will never shrink or grow again, but will stay alive.

    It is grown in Scandinavia on a sustainable farm where the product is trimmed off the top and then placed onto a plaster tile. It sets into the plaster and as long as it is not pulled out, it remains there, alive.

    It is dyed with various natural products, like beet juice, to get the vibrant colors, after harvesting.

    It requires virtually no maintenance in at least 50% humidity, but I have been spritzing it to keep it soft and moist and bright.

    There is one supplier in the US, which is Green Up LLC is Stamford CT. I should get paid for this kind of marketing, shouldn’t I?

  4. samatasamant July 1, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    i want to use these tiles at my interior site. how can i buy it?

  5. shireen June 20, 2011 at 6:58 pm

    OK, i just examined some of the other photos … that does not look like moss. It appears to be a lichen. In the US, it’s called “Reindeer Moss” — called a moss, even tho’ it’s actually a lichen. And the colors they have indicate that those “mosses” were dyed. So this stuff, as pretty as it looks, is preserved. Not alive.

  6. shireen June 20, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    Thanks for the response. I was interested in more details … it’s a resin base. But I am wondering how the moss is attached to that resin base. Do they grow the moss from spores or starter cultures? Or is it transplanted and attached? What kind of moss do they use? The stuff may grow everywhere in nature, but it’s not that straight-forward to cultivate it indoors.

  7. lazyreader June 20, 2011 at 7:57 am

    They just said it. They use a resin. Moss has no roots, it’ll practically grow on anything. You see it all the time on rocks, exposed mineral soil, disturbed soils, acid soil, calcareous soil, cliff seeps and waterfall spray areas, streamsides, shaded humusy soil, downed logs, burnt stumps, tree trunk bases, upper tree trunks, and tree branches, cracks between paving stones in damp city streets, and on roofs and concrete walls. It doesn’t take much skill to grow this stuff on purpose.

  8. shireen June 18, 2011 at 2:12 pm

    Beautiful! How do they secure the moss to the growing substrate?

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