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Cladophora ball "Aegagropila linnae"
A marimo ball is a rare growth form of algae, which grows into large green balls with a soft, velvety appearance.they are native to japan, where they naturally grow at Lake Akan but are found in Iceland ,Estonia and scotland. they can grow patches on a lake floor at depths from 2 to 2.5 m. The round shape of the marimo is maintained by wave action that turns it.In Japan the
marimo has been a protected species since 1920, said to be a national treasure.they where named by the Japanese botanist "Tatsuhiko Kawakami". Mari means bouncy ball and Mo is a term for plants that grow in water. so , marimo means bouncy plant.People often mistake them for living animals because they are usually moving around in the tank. your marimo friends will grow in tap water at room temperature as long as the water is changed every one or two weeks.The growth rate of Marimo is about 5 mm per year.they grow particularly large, up to 20–30 cm (8–12 inches). all they need is normal household lighting for them to make food, otherwise, indirect sunlight is fine. you should turn them over once in a while for them to keep their round shape. they also do well in waterfalls, i usually put all five of mine in my waterfall every other night which will also keep them nice and round.marimo's are actually VERY easy to take care of, probably one of the easiest plants that live in water.they need very little light, especially if they are in a place that has some sunlight. i just put a desk lamp, facing the tank on for about an hour every day and that works well. one very interesting way too tell if they are getting enough light is if they are floating.
these come from my personal marimo only tank which is 100 percent organic!

this is a one inch vial that comes with one 1/4 in marimo ball and a handmade,braided three tone cell phone strap , which can be used for a cell phone, keys, purse ( see picture) or whatever you

strap length:4 in

full length:9 in

color: three tones of BLUE

comes with: one 1 inch vial, cellphone strap and one nano marimo ball.(ranges from 1/2 -1 cm )

if you would like a different color please look at my other listings ;)
thanks for looking!

live marimo,keychain, blue handmade


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