4.9 out of 5 (39 experiences)
Also known as
Marimo Moss Ball, Moss Ball Pets, Lake Ball and Marimo Moss Balls
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They are super easy plants; all they need is very cold water, a glass container of some sort, no direct sunlight (or else they start to brown and smell bad) and a stir every once in a while (to mimic…
Marino miss balls are the perfect plant for a lazy person such as myself. All you do it stick them in water, add a little sunshine to the mix, and you should have some happy moss balls. Just make sur…
literally dunk this little guy in water and put him ANYWHERE (just not in direct sun!) and he will survive!! make sure this dudes just fully submerged and swirl the water once in a while so that he s…
doesn’t really do much but helps aerate water. i have one in my fish tank (non toxic) and some in my water propagations. they themselves are so easy to propagate, you just pull them apart. just don’t…
Great beginner “plant”. Pretty nice and requires little maintenance compared to others. Great to teach kids responsibility as a “pet” also I’ve seen people put little hats on them and decorate their …
This plant is so fun to have because you barely have to change its water and it stays this bright green color as long as it has enough light. Its a fun little accent piece in my collection!
they’re literally so cute and so easy to take care of. just put in cold filtered water & change the water weekly ! be sure to keep out of harsh light or they will brown or possibly die.
A marimo moss ball is extremely difficult to kill. It’s basically a pet rock. All you have to do is give it fresh water once a week and keep it far away from direct sunlight.
so easy to take care of. change water like once a week, don't need a lot of sun, easy peasy. i definitely suggest they should have friends, i think they would get lonely
idk why but she is so cute and it’s literally just a plant anyway you should get her because she’s really really easy to take care of. cuz she just sits there😃.
How to care for Marimo
Marimo needs 0.5 cups of water every 7 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.
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Marimo may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.
Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
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Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.
By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.
To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Marimo after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.