Plant ID forum: Need help identifying a small green plant!

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Jaiki7
Mar 30, 2018 8:48 PM CST
Hello!

I recently purchased a tiny plant from a local garden shop and I need help identifying it! I didn't think to ask what it was when I bought it. It also didn't have any identifying tags on it other than specifying the price and approximate size (2 inches tall).

The plant seems to resemble a mix between a fern and a shrub. It's about 2 inches tall, green in colour and has very tiny leaves (1mm in size) coming from seemingly translucent stems. It also appears to have stems/branches(?) Sticking out with no leaves, which hang down towards the soil. When I brought the plant home, it started drooping right away but repotted it and watered it, and it bounced back within the hour!

Any help identifying it would be greatly appreciated. Smiling

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Name: Leslieray Hurlburt
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HamiltonSquare
Mar 30, 2018 8:59 PM CST
Club Moss - Selaginella. There are many different Selaginella. Have a look here, https://garden.org/plants/brow...
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Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Mar 30, 2018 10:17 PM CST
They are cool plants. The ONLY way I have ever managed to keep one alive, though, was in a clear glass cookie jar with the lid on. Keep it damp, provide high humidity, warm temperatures and shade.
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Jaiki7
Mar 30, 2018 10:40 PM CST
Ahhh thank you HamiltonSquare!! That makes a lot more sense!

And thanks for the growing conditions suggestion Daisy! I'll definitely keep that in mind, depending on how it does in its current potting set-up. Thank You!
Name: Leslieray Hurlburt
Sacramento California (Zone 9b)
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HamiltonSquare
Mar 30, 2018 11:34 PM CST
There's always this one that's very hard to kill unless your trying to. Goes from a dried up ball you can by and add moisture. Soon it turns green and unfurls into a beautiful flat rosette. Perfect for Easter.
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Jaiki7
Apr 2, 2018 7:09 PM CST
Aha thanks for the suggestion! Crazy how resilient plants can really be sometimes. :hurray:

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