About Spanish moss
Q: Can I use water that has been softened on plants? If you cannot use it on plants, what is it used for?
A: Softened water is used in the home for cleaning, bathing and human consumption. It tends to leave less water spots and crusting on surfaces.
Q: Is Spanish moss harmful to the trees it grows on?
A: Spanish moss is an epiphyte or air plant. It gets its nutrients for growth from particles in the air. It is not considered harmful to a tree. It can weigh down limbs when wet but that is about the worst thing it does.
Q: How do I de-bug Spanish moss. I want to collect some to use in center pieces.
A: Moss collected from the ground can have chiggers. Moss collected from tree limbs usually will not have chiggers. You can place the moss in a trash bag and spray an insecticide or add moth balls before closing it up. Let it it sit for a day or more before using the moss.
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