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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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Christina C.
United States United States
Exquisite and Honest

I received my Marimo moss balls in a damp bag and they were green and a little warm from the travel (I live in a hot part of CA). I had prepared for Jake and Elwood (prepared names, too) with the information provided by Pistils. Jake and Elwood are happy and thriving, thanks to the excellent care, information and support from Pistils. I’ve emailed questions and received answers promptly. I’ve received quality plants who act like they’ve come from happy, nurturing homes and they’ve been wrapped up in a way to keep them happy on their journey.

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Deborah B.
United States United States
Moss Balls

They are simply amazing!!!

Pistils Nursery Marimo Moss Ball Review
Alyson B.
United States United States
Cute and green!

Got these for my husband and he loves them, we love the little card that comes with with a sweet little note about some Marimo moss ball folklore.