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3811 N Mississippi Ave
Portland, OR 97227

2139 NW Raleigh St Suite 108
Portland, OR 97210

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Marimo Moss Ball

$ 6.00

Marimo moss balls are incredibly fascinating aquatic plants, known in folklore as charms of good luck everlasting love. We adore their deep green color and spherical shape, which they get by tumbling gently in the currents of the lakes in which they grow naturally. Marimo, otherwise known as Aegagropila linnaei, are simple to care for and require only periodic water changes and medium indirect light to thrive. Whether you're adding marimo to your freshwater aquarium, or creating a unique aquascape, Marimo moss balls make a charming, decorative addition to any glass vessel. 

The Myth of the Marimo

In Japanese folklore, legend tells of two lovers, who desired nothing more than to be together. When their love was forbidden, the pair fell into the water of Lake Akon and their hearts became Marimo Balls. Marimo are said to bring your heart’s desire to both the giver and receiver.


 Light: Low to bright indirect light
• Water: Change water every one to two weeks
• Considerations: Ensure this plant doesn't get any direct sun, which can cause browning. 


You'll get a healthy Marimo Moss Ball that meets our rigorous quality standards in your choice of large (about 1.5-2") or small (.75-1" ). No two plants are alike, and yours will have its own unique shape, size and personality; expect this natural variation from the photos.

Our marimo include detailed care instructions, and ship moist in a ziplock baggie. 

We include shipping box warmers at no charge as needed. Got questions? Check out our FAQ!


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starlene w.
United States United States
marimo moss balls

They are so much fun. and I love the little story behind them. I will be ordering more for gifts.

Brittany H.
United States United States
Love my Marimo Moss Ball

I was really worried about ordering a marimo moss ball online because some sellers will send fake moss balls. I'm so happy with my purchase, it came fast and arrived with no damage.

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Lucy B.
United States United States
marimo moss ball

i love it!! the delivery was speedy (for covid standards) and safe. my ball came looking great!! i’ve had her for a week so far and she’s doing great. love it!!