Here is a Marimo moss ball with its sea shell friends in a light bulb shaped vase. This little aquarium can be a nice addition to any home, or can be a cute gift for your friend. Our Marimo balls are all very green, fresh and round! High quality guaranteed!
For this light bulb shaped vase, You can take the lid off or not based on your preference. This is not an actual light bulb but a vase that has a light bulb shape. If you want a vase repurposed from an actual light bulb, we also have different listings for it! Feel free to check them out!
Marimo ball is a live green algae, which naturally forms a cute round shape. It will grow bigger slowly over time. It gets its name from Mari meaning "ball" in Japanese and "mo" meaning algae in Japanese. Japanese people consider Marimo ball as a National Treasure and believe that it will bring good luck, so it's very popular in Japan. Also, in Iceland it is believed that if you take good care of Marimo ball, it will “make your wishes come true”.
One very interesting fact about Marimo is that it sinks or floats freely due to its interaction with water and air. So if you see it float sometimes, that means it's just having fun with the nature!
There's almost no maintenance for this Marimo guy. All it needs is to be completely under fresh water and artificial light (or indirect light)! You only need to change water once every 1-2 weeks. And it will grow slowly and happily:) It's that easy! Just make sure not to drop your Marimo ball down to the sink when you change water...
****This listing includes****:
(1) Fresh live Marimo moss ball(s) at the quantity you choose (sizes may vary some from the ones in the pics);
(2) A light bulb shaped vase, with a height of about 4.25'' and the diameter at the widest part is about 2.25''. The diameter of the top opening is about 1'';
(3) Plenty of sea shells.
(4) Marimo care instruction sheet.
This would also look great with several Marimo balls in the water:) They can get along well and make good friends! If you want more than one ball, just pick a different Marimo quantity. The extra ones would be $3 for each.
This item comes as a kit but all you need to do is simply putting water in the vase, and then the sea shells and the Marimo ball. It's very easy!
It's fun to observe this interesting and mysterious Marimo ball, and to shake the vase gently to spin the Marimo ball around. This can also help it grow more evenly and round! Plus it will bring you good luck:)!
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