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Taxiphyllum sp. 'Flame Moss'

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About This Product

Species Name: Taxiphyllum sp. 'Flame Moss'

Common Name(s):  Flame Moss, Peacock Moss

Defining Characteristics: 

  • Bright and vibrant green tendrils
  • It gets its name from looking like green flames as it grows
  • It does best when fully submerged and does not receive UV rays

Tank Position: Versatile—can be placed anywhere along the bottom

Growing Conditions: Submerged 

Temperature Requirement (°F): 54-86°

Lighting: Low

pH Requirements: 6.0-7.5

CO2 Requirements: Low

Growth Rate: Slow

Height at Maturity: Normally stops at about 3 inches tall, but can reach up to 8 inches 

Origin: South and Southeast Asia 

Regional Locality: Grows in rivers with slower flows

USDA Hardiness Zone: 6 -10

Suggested Vivarium/ Animal Terrarium Use:


  • Frogs & Toads ✔
  • Lizards & turtles ✔
  • Aquatic Set-ups ✔

Care Notes: This plant prefers low light and does not require CO2 

Shipping Notes: This plant is shipped in a closed 4 oz. container.

As a good practice, Josh's Frogs recommends washing all plants thoroughly and removing as much soil as possible with dechlorinated water before placing them in their final home.

  • Trim to the desired size
  • Comes in a 2-3 inch cup
  • A golf ball-sized amount


This product ships to your doorstep. Most orders placed before 2pm ET on business days will ship out the same day.

Import/export restrictions on this product require that it can only be shipped to destinations within the United States.

Restrictions on this product that prohibit shipping to the following states: HI.

Live Arrival Guarantee

This product is covered under our Live Arrival Guarantee. If your insect/animal does not arrive in good health, we'll make it right, provided the following criteria are met:

  • If shipped Two Day, the temperature experienced during shipping must remain between -20 and 120 °F.
  • If shipped Next Day, the temperature experienced during shipping must remain between -40 and 120 °F.
  • If shipped Ground, the temperature experienced during shipping must remain between 20 and 85 °F.

You'll be notified during the checkout process if your purchase qualifies for our guarantee.

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