Spanish moss (Tillandsia usneoides) is an epiphytic flowering plant that often grows upon larger trees in tropical and subtropical climates. The plant consists of one or more slender stems bearing alternate thin, curved or curly, heavily scaled leaves 2–6 cm (0.8–2.4 in) long and 1 mm (0.04 in) broad, that grow vegetative in chain-like fashion (pendant), forming hanging structures up to 6 m (240 in) in length. The plant has no aerial roots and its brown, green, yellow, or grey flowers are tiny and inconspicuous. It propagates both by seed and vegetative by fragments that blow on the wind and stick to tree limbs, or are carried by birds as nesting material.
You may find any number of different uses for it, as Spanish Moss is a very versatile plant. Spanish-moss has been used for various purposes, including building insulation, mulch, packing material, mattress stuffing, and fiber. In the early 1900s it was used commercially in the padding of car seats. In 1939 over 10,000 tons of processed Spanish-moss was produced. It is still collected today in smaller quantities for use in arts and crafts, or for beddings for flower gardens, and as an ingredient in the traditional wall covering material bousillage. In some parts of Latin America and Louisiana Spanish moss is used in Nativity scenes. In the desert regions of the southwestern United States, dried Spanish-moss plants are used in the manufacture of evaporative coolers, colloquially known as swamp coolers (and in some areas as "desert coolers"). These are used to cool homes and offices much less expensively than using air conditioners. A pump squirts water onto a pad made of Spanish-moss plants. A fan then pulls air through the pad and into the building. Evaporation of the water on the pads serves to reduce the air temperature, thus cooling the building.
It will come handpicked right off the trees and bushes here in SWFL, I will pick it when ordered, sanitize it (boil it so it comes with no bugs) and pick out sticks and leaves. I will then pack it into a 1-gallon plastic zip bag, filled to a 20,10, or 5-ounce package (including the weight of the bag. Please note do to process of cleaning the moss, it will take 7-10 days before I can ship it out. Also, it will not be shipped out until payment is received.
I have the following available 20-ounce bags for $10 10-ounce bags for $8 5-ounce bags for $6