A miniature portrait of the Pacific Northwest forest! This adorable collection of sweet living lichens is attached to a birch tree slice and displayed on a wood easel. Each circle of lichens will have a variety of green, chartreuse, yellow and gray lichens, pinecones, and small branches. I choose the most beautiful little pieces I find and each one will be perfectly unique! Disk measurement varies between 3-4" in diameter and includes a 5" easel and small spray bottle.
Minimal care needed. Water when convenient to you. Lichens can be misted with water 1-2 times per day. Be sure to allow lichens to dry completely between waterings. Lichens can go months without water if needed. They will enter a dormant state. remaining alive and green.
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◾ 3-4" Birch wood slice with attached lichens
◾ 5" Wood easel
◾ Small plastic spray bottle
◾ Care instructions explaining how special lichens are
Just like many houseplants, some lichens may be slightly toxic to mammals. Please keep out of reach of pets.
WHY ARE LICHENS SO SPECIAL??
Lichens are not plants!! They are a fungus and algae living intimately together as one organism. In this mutually beneficial relationship, the fungus collects water and protects the algae from excess light and water loss. The algae performs photosynthesis to provide carbohydrates for the both of them. When moisture is available, new food and tissue is made. When dry the lichens go dormant but is still living. By bonding together, they are hardy and long lived, able to withstand extreme conditions. Lichens are slow growing and one of the oldest living things on earth with more than 18,000 species!