Selaginella erythropus

Selaginella erythropus (Mart.) Spring

Family     :  Selaginellaceae

Selaginella erythropus is a species of plant in the Selaginellaceae family, endemic to the Yucatan and Belizeto Colombia and was introduced to Tanzania. It grows up to 30–40 cm in height with a bright red main stem. It likes plentiful water and humidity and enjoys temperatures of 50-75 degrees Fahrenheit (10-24 degrees Celsius). The top of the plant is green and the undersides of the leaves are a bright, ruby red color. It is a species of spike moss (also known as clubmoss) which is related to the fern family. Spike mosses reproduce through spores just like ferns do.