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Mini Marimo ‘Moss’ Ball

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The Marimo ‘Moss’ Ball is a fuzzy aquatic ball of filamentous green algae. The Mini is 1" round. It thrives without much light in a freshwater aquarium or clear glass container. The Marimo ships damp in a plastic bag. This houseplant is pet friendly!

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Plant Care

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    • Low indirect
    • Thrives in low to medium indirect light. Not suited for intense, direct sun.
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    • Indirect
    • Indirect light. Keep out of intense, direct sun.
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    • Lives in Water!
    • Change every 2 weeks. Use filtered, room temperature water.
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    • Origin: Cold Alkaline Lakes of the Northern Hemisphere - Iceland, Japan, Scotland, Estonia, Australia

      The name of Marimo (毬藻) originated from Japanese botanist Tatsuhiko Kawakami (毬 ‘mari’ = ball and 藻 ‘mo’ = generic term for aquatic plants) who first described them growing in lakes on the island of Hokkaido. The Marimo’s shape is the result of freshwater lake motion. Marimo grow quite slowly, at only a few millimeters a year. Marimo moss, as it’s known, is not actually moss at all. Aegagropila linnaei is a freshwater, fuzzy, filamentous green algal colony. As the colony grows, the inner cells go dormant. If the ball is ever split apart, those cells can reactivate to repair the colony - even under artificial light!

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