Marimo Moss Balls – Love & Care
I first saw these beautiful aquatic plants called Marimo Moss Balls on Pinterest and completely fell in love. I was immediately obsessed. I had to have one… maybe ten! I had no idea where to buy them so I checked on Craigslist. Because they literally sell anything and everything on Craigslist. I found this sweet woman who was selling super healthy Marimo’s out of her home. She gave them such care and was beyond passionate about them. Her love of them was more than contagious, I bought 15!
What in the heck are they?
How to care for Marimo Moss Balls?
Caring for your Marimo’s is very easy. They require very little maintenance.
every six weeks and they still love me and look beautiful!
Light & Temperature
Keeping Their Shape
bottom of my Marimo terrariums which can affect their shape. They can get a little flat spot. To avoid this, gentle twirl the water and watch your Marimo’s roll to a new spot. Hopefully on a new side, that’s
When it comes down to sourcing Marimo’s, I recommend turning to the internet. There are so many private sellers who are selling great healthy Marimo’s just ready to take home. Now if you want one that is done a little fancier in its own terrarium, I would turn to Etsy. There are tons of beautiful artisans with very creative ideas.
Pinterest is also full of fun ideas on how to make your own!
Make your Own Terrarium of Marimo’s!
It is fun and super easy to make your own Marimo home. Here are the basic supplies I used for my Marimo’s:
- A large Glass container with a lid ( I like a glass lid to keep the dust out)
- Decorative medium to small Rocks for the bottom of the container
- Decorative or Natural elements like special stones, shells, sticks, etc.
- Tepid Water
- MARIMO’s of course
I love my Marimo’s. At the end of my day I look forward to swirling their container and watching them dance! They bring me peace, love and joy.
Warning: People have been selling “fake” or dead Marimo’s. They use moss glued or sell faux moss that comes in a ball shape. Don’t buy ones that are falling apart or if it doesn’t look a vibrant green. Also ask the supplier where they are sourcing them from.