Marimo Moss Ball in Jar 19 cm
Marimo Moss Ball in Jar 19 cm

Marimo Moss Ball in Jar 19 cm

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Marimo moss ball is a type of algae, and it is easy to look after. It was named marimo by a Japanese botanist. Mari is a bouncy play ball. Mo is a generic term for plants that grow in water. The Japanese believe marimo balls will bring good luck to you.

MOSS BALLS are very easy to look after, and ideal for beginners. Great for Home Offices and Desks.

Moonstone represents inner clarity, cyclical change, and a connection to the feminine. It is a symbol of light and hope and also encourages us to embrace new beginnings. It is closely linked to themes of femininity such as fertility, balance, softness, and intuition.

These little fellas will thrive anywhere. They do however prefer a slightly shaded area as opposed to full on sunshine.
But here in the UK we don't have to worry about that too much.


Light: As I would normally be at a lake bottom don't put me in any harsh direct light - this could stunt my growth and case me harm. I do however like a bright spot so that I can photosynthesise.

Water: We recommend changing the water in the vase partially once a week. This means carefully tipping out 25% of the water from my vase and replacing it. If you are using tap water please either filter it first or use purification tablets like you would in a fish tank. You could also use rainwater or bottled filtered water if it's available to you. 

Clean Me : If I'm in a container with other plants or fish then you might want to do this every fortnight. But if I'm on my own you could do it once a month. Clean me by taking me out and carefully squishing me a little in clean water. Be careful as to not break me apart. If this happens follow the section below. 


Keeping My spherical shape : In the wild at the bottom of the lake in Japan water currents create and help to maintain my spherical shape. If I break apart for any reason then you can gently roll me around in your hands to reform the shape allowing the algae strands to reform.

Keep My water cold please: If I'm in a sunny spot or near a radiator do be careful. I originate in areas whether the water is cold and do not like to heat up any higher than 22 degrees.


Botanical name - Cladophora aegagropila

Origin - Iceland and Northern Japan

2 plants per jar.

Jar measurements are  Ø - 7 cm x h - 19 cm