Marimo Moss Ball
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.
WHAT TO EXPECT
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!
My newly adopted moss family came well swaddled! Packed with great care. The three seem very happy in their Lotus bowl. I am looking forward to see if they will grow. I really like the minimalist look of them in the bowl. Simple beauty.
Even with COVID going on, Pistils was always on top of things and following up. Moss balls came healthy & lively. Can’t decide what to purchase next!
Wanted to try my hand at something different and the Marimo Moss Ball was perfect.