Can Java moss survive on land?

Yes, Java moss can survive on land. Java moss can grow out of the water despite being an aquatic moss, albeit more slowly.

However, like other non-vascular plants, it needs to be kept in a humid environment or it will eventually dry out and die.

If you wish to grow Java moss on land, here are some pointers you need to know:

  • Provide plenty of water
  • Keep its habitat’s humidity at 80–100%
  • Spray its leaves with water regularly
  • Avoid planting it in a substrate
  • Attach it to a solid surface, like rocks and driftwood
  • Provide it with bright lighting to accelerate its growth