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Frequently Asked Questions
What are stabilized lichens?
Stabilized lichens ( reindeer moss ) are living organisms that are composed of a fungus and an alga and are the main source of food for reindeer. Through a stabilization process, the development of lichens is stopped, but at the same time it allows them to keep their vivid colors and soft and pleasant texture.
How do lichens stabilize?
If at harvest there are some living organisms, after harvest, they are stabilized and colored in different shades, by a natural process, so that they become stable organisms. The stabilization process involves placing it in a special solution, consisting of glycerin and other natural ingredients, which allows them to maintain their shape and freshness and gives them the desired color.
This conservation process allows lichens to no longer grow and, at the same time, remain alive, depending on the humidity in the room, in order to maintain their freshness.
What does moss smell like?
Real preserved moss walls have a woody-earthy scent. Fresh, out of the box moss walls can release a scent of nature for the first 1-2 weeks after installation. After this period the smell will fade. That is because although preserved, moss walls are natural plants not artificial. The non-toxic preservation process that we use allows the moss to keep its natural scent, freshness and appearance without the need of water, soil or fertilizers.
Given that moss walls are used for interior design, coming into a room that has recently installed moss walls can smell different. Therefore, the smell may seem “unnatural”. But as mentioned, it is only a matter of 1-2 weeks after a fresh installation.
How to Care for Moss Wall?
• Optimal humidity 40% - 60%.
-Under the normal humidity threshold, the lichens dry, change their color and decrease their volume.
(Solution: Avoid watering them. It is recommended to give them natural hydration by placing them in a room with high humidity or introduce a humidifier if your moss wall starts to look dry.
-Above the humidity level they increase their volume and have a more accentuated color.
-Indoors, homes, commercial spaces, offices, etc. Do not expose to direct sunlight, rain or wind. Do not place near fireplaces, radiators or other heat sources.
Lifetime: Most moss walls usually last about 10 to 15 years.
BEST FOR: Those who just want natural decor, but not to worry about accidentally forgetting to water it.
• Does not require maintenance, doesn't need watering.
(Although they may seem difficult to take care of, you just have to pay attention to the humidity level in the room because they take their water needs from the air).
• Do not grow, do not cut.
(Being living plants, they are stabilized by blocking their development, the volume remaining constant).
• They have antistatic properties
(Do not collect dust).
• Improve air quality by regulating room humidity.
(They can "save" certain areas from the danger of dampness by retaining excessive moisture).
• Do not produce allergens or irritants.(People with allergies or sensitivities are not affected in any way)
• They are fireproof.(They not maintain the burning).
• Improve the health of those with respiratory diseases.
(Asthma, sinusitis, bronchitis, allergic reactions).
• Reduce noise.
• Do not host impurities or insects.
• Reduce carbon dioxide and remove oxygen.
• Helps reduce stress and fatigue with a strong effect of relaxation, calming and improves energy.
Adding a moss art into an commercial space or at home is the perfect way of having the beauty of nature inside without to worry about maintenance!
Resistant and durable
Though preserved plants don't require light or water, they retain their vividly green appearance and a fresh, soft feel for several years.
The arrangements with moss and plants are the solution for a spot of indoor greenery with ferns and other plants that not only look alive, but they are all-natural, fascinating, maintaining their natural flexibility and arranged as a framed work of art.
All Preserved Moss and Plants are 100% natural and durably preserved in a special process.
Biophilic is a word that you have most likely started hearing about much more and it’s going to have an increasing influence on your world with interior design and architecture. We have an intuitive and deeply ingrained attraction to nature, and a biological need for contact with the natural world.
The word ‘biophilia’ literally means a love of life or living things. (It stems from Greek and is the opposite of phobia. Phobia = fear of. Philia = love of.)
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