What Does Moss Need to Grow?

In order for moss to grow, it requires a damp environment or water, humidity, mild sunlight and a soil pH below 6.5. Mosses are flowerless plants that are usually green in color, even though their shades may vary depending on environmental factors.

Similar to other plants, mosses are able to manufacture their own food through photosynthesis. This is why they require mild sunlight and water. Extreme exposure to sunlight causes them to die. Today, mosses are used as an alternative to growing grass because they provide beautiful land cover and are easy to maintain. Moss may grow on rocks, logs, riverbanks, gardens, trees and cliff seeps.