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Marimo Moss Balls are one of the most exciting plant discoveries in recent years.
Marimo is both strange and lovely, because of its simple maintenance. They are commonly kept as beautiful plants in jars in Japan, and enhance water quality by producing oxygen and eliminating nitrates. Also known as Cladophora ball, moss ball, or lake ball, is a rare growth form of Aegagropila linnaei.

The action of the waves leads the algae in these lakes to gradually develop into spheres of soft, green algae with a fuzzy, velvet-like feel as they mature. The bulk of our Marimo Moss Balls is 1.75 to 2.25 inches in diameter, implying that they are 8 to 15 years old. We occasionally get Marimo with diameters of 3 to 4 inches that are believed to be over 20 years old! They grows very slowly, thus it will take a very long time for them to develop significantly in size.

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