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The Marimo Moss Ball

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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.

PLANT ORIGINS

Cold, alkaline lakes in Japan, Russia, Iceland, and Canada

The Plant Care

Light

Low to moderate to bright, indirect light. Marimo can only tolerate a few hours of full-sun, and prefer bright shade.

Water

It lives in water!

Extra Love

Wash your Marimo and change the water if it starts to turn yellow. Keep it cool and out of direct sunlight.