Selaginella Kraussiana
Plant Care,  Propagation

Selaginella Kraussiana

Welcome to our guide to the Selaginella Kraussiana, covering care and propagation, including water, soil, humidity and temperature needs.

Selaginella Kraussiana Care Summary

Light needs:Low to medium indirect sunlight.
Watering needs:Keep them damp but not soaking wet.
Fertilizer:Use a well diluted balanced plant feed every 3 or 4 weeks in spring and summer.
Soil:A rich potting compost with 20% added perlite.
Temperature:18-25°C (64-77°F).
Where to buy:Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.
Other names:African clubmoss.
Common issues:Crispy leaves due to lack of humidity.


Selaginella kraussiana is African clubmoss grows in the wild in parts of Africa, and is grown as a houseplant too.

See also: Peacock Fern.

Light Needs

Put them in low to medium indirect sunlight areas, they are shade loving plants.

How Often To Water Selaginella Kraussiana

Try to keep them damp but not soaking wet, so check the soil twice a week and water them if the to 50% is dry. It’s a good idea to filter tap water and let it stand for a day before watering. They don’t hard water or cold water.


Use a well diluted balanced plant feed every 3 or 4 weeks in spring and summer.


They want a well draining but rich soil, use a good potting compost but add some perlite, to make up about 20% of the mix, to aid drainage.

When to Repot Selaginella Kraussiana

Repot them when they get really root bound. You can check them once a year to see if they need it.


Try to give them 60% to 80%, they are perfect for terrariums for this reason.


Aim for 18-25°C (64-77°F) s a optimal temperature in the day time and a minimum temperature of 10°C (50°F) in the winter or at night.

How to Propagate Selaginella Kraussiana

You can take stem cuttings and root them in soil, keep them really humid to get them to root.

How Big Do Selaginella Kraussiana Get?

It is a really small plant that grows close the ground, often no taller that 5cm or a couple of inches. They do spread out side if given the chance.

Where Do Selaginella Kraussiana Grow?

It grows in the wild in parts of Africa, the Canary Islands and the Azores natively. It has also spread to many other countries and can be found as far away as the U.K.

Is Selaginella Kraussiana Poisonous To Cats?

It is non-toxics to cats and dogs.

Other Names

African clubmoss.

Where To Buy

Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.

FAQs and Common Problems

Crispy leaves are a common issue and a sign of lack of humidity. Make sure you are giving this plant at least 60% humidity.

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