Marimo Moss Ball Modern Aqua Terrarium / Coastal Decor / Teardrop Vase / Housewarming Gift / Teacher's Gift

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Made to order
Preparation takes 3-5 business days
Arrives from the United States

Made in Encinitas, California

Item details

Bring some joy and tranquility into your life (or someone else's!) with this happy, fuzzy live moss ball. Coarse white sand, grass blooms, a geode, and natural plant life come together for a modern minimalist coastal vibe.

Known as Marimo in Japanese, and Lake or Moss Ball in English, these beautiful living algae balls originate from lakes in Iceland, Scotland, Japan and Estonia. The Japanese believe they bring joy, love, and good luck to those who care for them. They can live for years, and require only a change of water every 1-2 weeks as well as indirect or artificial light. Gently rolling them or giving them a pet will mimic the lake currents of their natural habitat and help them to maintain their round shape.

This listing includes one tiny Marimo ball (approximately .5"), a small handmade glass teardrop vase, coarse white sand, grass blooms, and a white crystal geode (may differ slightly from pictured). Items will arrive as a kit ready for fun and easy assembly. I package everything separately and carefully to ensure safe arrival. Just place the sand in the bottom of the vase, fill with tap water and pop your new friend right in.

This aqua terrarium makes a lovely and unique housewarming, Mother's Day, or Teacher's gift.


Vase measures approximately 3.75" high by 2.75" across the base. Close-up photography can make things appear larger, so please note measurements before ordering.

Care and assembly instructions included.

I pre-assemble each aquarium to make sure everything will fit and look just right, so please allow 5-7 business days before shipping. Ships via USPS Priority Mail and will arrive within 2-3 days. Your Marimo ball will be fine for this short period of time without water. Regrettably, I can only ship live plants to the United States.

**Although sea fans are extremely beautiful and special, their rise in popularity is contributing to further overharvesting of coral from our precious oceans. For this reason, all my aqua terrariums are SEA FAN-FREE.

Average review
Item as described! My cousin loved it!
Dec 24, 2017 by DitzyDeity
Jul 19, 2017 by Carissa Edwards
Feb 12, 2016 by Jessica Sanders
Aug 23, 2015 by Bri Arsenic

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Laurelwood Home ships Monday through Friday. Most orders ship within 72 hours of payment confirmation. You will receive a notification once your order has shipped. Made to order items generally ship within 3-5 business days.


Laurelwood Home orders are sent USPS First Class or Parcel Post with Delivery Confirmation. Priority Shipping and Insurance are available upon request. Estimated delivery is 3 to 7 days. Laurelwood Home is not responsible for delays in shipping caused by USPS or other mail carriers. Other shipping options are available upon request. Additional shipping costs for expedited delivery times may apply.

We do combine shipping and will automatically upgrade your First Class order to Priority when it makes sense to do so and if it saves you shipping costs.


Laurelwood Home orders shipped internationally are sent USPS First Class. Priority Shipping and Insurance are available upon request and shipping costs will be adjusted accordingly. We will contact you with an estimated delivery time when the order ships. Once the package leaves our hands, we are not responsible for how long it takes to arrive. Other shipping options are available upon request.

We do combine shipping.


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Because of the fragile nature of vintage products, Laurelwood Vintage orders are a final sale and cannot be returned. Please note measurements and contact us with any questions before placing your order.

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100% Refund: Products returned in original, saleable condition within 10 days. No refunds will be issued for vintage items, hair accessories, or jewelry. Jewelry may be returned for a credit.

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No Refund or Credit: Custom orders, products returned visibly damaged, soiled, unusable or after ten days of receipt.

Situations not outlined in this return policy will be handled on a case-by-case basis.

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