THESE ARE FOR PRE-ORDER AND SHOULD BE PICKED UP IN PERSON AT OGLEWOOD AVENUE PLANT SHOP JUNE 29TH OR AFTER. At the moment, these are NOT available for shipping to other cities or states.
These cute little moss balls are a fan favorite at the shop and we are excited to have them in time for the summer season.
They are low maintenance and a high unique rare form of algae. They can only be found growing in a few lakes throughout the world which are located in Japan, Iceland, Ireland, Scotland, and Estonia! Marimo balls are regarded as good luck charms since they are known to live up to 200 years! 🤯 They are often kept as family heirlooms that are passed down throughout generations. Marimo grow VERY slow (the ones we have in store are around 1.75 to 2.25 inches in diameter and their estimated age is already 8 to 15 years old) It takes a very long time for them to gain a significant amount in size so you don’t have to worry about your new moss friend outgrowing their container. One fun fact is to make more moss “babies” all you have to do is cut the ball into smaller pieces and those will eventually grow into separate mini balls.
💦: These fuzzy balls can be kept in tap water, however we recommend filtered water so they can remain cleaner longer! The marimo balls are typically found in colder lakes and brown spots may form if the water is too warm. If you find the water is too hot during the summer/spring, you can take your cowboy on a vacay by letting it hang in a refrigerator up to 24 hours at a time. They do not need air and (as seen here) are able to live in sealed containers.
☀️: Our southern cuties usually reside at the bottom of lakes so indirect sun is perfectly fine. Direct sun can harm them, however since ours have cowboy hats they can take a little more sun than an uncovered one!
💧: Water changes are necessary to keep your cowboy happy. We recommend changing water every 2-3 weeks or so. Try to keep 50% of the water in as not to shock your little friend.
🧼: Sometimes your round guy needs a good clean. Rinsing your moss ball and placing it in a new container of clean water keeps it happy. You can also re-roll your moss ball if it becomes misshapen over time.
❗️These moss balls contain no zebra mussels. They are inspected and cleared by USDA.