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hi all looking at the moss graffiti for a project but the wall is south facing and not shady will this work

moss graffiti on a south facing wall is this possible thanks

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Gorfram7 years ago
Like Lemonie said, you'll have to find mosses that grow in warm sunny conditions - there are indeed mosses that do.<p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial; min-height: 14.0px"> </p><p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial">Look for moss already growing on and around your wall: in between the bricks, where the foot of the wall joins the pavement, nearby side walk cracks, etc. No piece of moss is too small, because you can stick them all together in a sort of moss-mosaic to form your work.</p><p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial; min-height: 14.0px"> </p><p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial">Keep the wall as moist as it gets on a rainy day until the mosses have gained their foothold, and them moisten them periodically. With some mosses, they will go dormant when dry, and shrink into little dead-looking yellow-green-tan mats. but will blossom back into plush verdant green when thoroughly wetted.</p><br class="Apple-interchange-newline" />
Out of curiosity:
Is it possible to grow lichens for graffiti?
 In theory, sort of; but in practice, nope - ain't gonna happen.

The problem is that lichen grows ve-e-ery slo-o-owly, a tenth or evenjust a hundredth of an inch per year. By the time your lichen grew intoyour graffitti, the wall could easily have been torn down to make wayfor the new spaceport. :)

This also means that, ecologically, you really shouldn't mess withlichen found growing on natural objects like rocks and trees - it couldtake many decades for it to grow back.
Z..7 years ago
South facing and not shady? Hum.., it would be the only facing wall that you could possibly have used,-BUT as Lemonie says, moss likes damp;-lots of it,- and permanent shade.

I reckon you need to reconsider. There are plenty of choices for wall plants,-do a search.

Good luck!
lemonie7 years ago
Mosses tend to like damp & shade, so I doubt you'd get good results unless you found a moss growing in similar conditions. See if you can find any moss that's growing in similar conditions.

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