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 (Aegagropila linnaei)
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.