Marimo is a Japanese word that translates to "seaweed ball" and that's pretty much what this spherical algal growth is. Only recently gaining popularity as a house plant, if you can call it that, this interesting little species makes a unique focal point in any space.
Light: As a species that would naturally sit under water too much light is damaging to them. Medium to low light is ideal
Water: Change water once every two weeks using regular tap water (for best results, allow water to sit out for 24 hours prior to changing the water). You’ll need to change the water more often in summer, as it will heat and evaporate more quickly. Clean your Marimo enclosure with a brush if algae begins to form on tank surface.
Temperature: You must protect Marimo moss from the direct rays of the sun, as Marimo can easily turn brown if they are getting direct light! Also keep in mind that direct sun will be intensified by glass Marimo moss enclosures which can heat water quite quickly. Remember these guys are native to cool lakes, and should be kept cool.
Feed: There are specific Marimo moss fertilisers available which are simply added to the water
Care tips: You may gently squeeze your Moss Ball Pets to flush out any dirt trapped in it. You may also gently roll your moss ball back and forth on your palm to help them retain their round shape. This movement mimics the natural currents found in water.
Height & Growth rate: They grown up to 5mm a year so very slow growing.
Origin: Cold freshwater lakes in Japan and Iceland