$25

Marimo Moss Ball Kit

The Marimo ‘Moss’ Ball is a fuzzy aquatic ball of filamentous green algae. It thrives without much light in a freshwater aquarium or clear container with filtered water. Our Marimo Kit includes two small marimo balls and a 6" glass bowl to house them in. This houseplant is pet friendly!

Plant Care

Light Tip

Light

Thrives in low to medium indirect light. Not suited for intense, direct sun.

Water Tip

Water

Keep submerged in distilled or filtered room temperature, or colder, water. Change water once every 1-2 weeks, depending on algae growth.

Plant Tip

Plant Tip

This plant is pet-friendly!

Plant Bio

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. They are native to the cold, alkaline lakes of the northern hemisphere. 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!

Origin of Marimo Moss Ball Kit

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