The Marimo Moss Ball
THE SILL SHOP WORKSHOP: NO GREEN THUMB REQUIRED
THE SILL PLANT PROMISE:
YOUR PLANT OR GIFT IS GUARANTEED FOR 30 DAYS, NO QUESTIONS ASKED.
MARIMO MOSS BALL
The name of Marimo (毬藻, Aegagropila linnaei) originated from Japanese botanist Tatsuhiko Kawakami (毬 ‘mari’ = ball and 藻 ‘mo’ = generic term for aquatic plants). Native to previously glaciated areas of the world including Japan, Russia, Iceland, and parts of North America - the Marimo’s shape is the result of freshwater lake motion. Marimo moss, as it’s known, is not actually moss at all, but a freshwater, fuzzy, filamentous green algal colony that’s totally Instagram-worthy. Learn more.
The Plant Care
Low to moderate to bright, indirect light. Marimo can only tolerate a few hours of full-sun, and prefer bright shade.
It lives in water!
Wash your Marimo and change the water if it starts to turn yellow. Keep it cool and out of direct sunlight.