Marimo Moss Ball

Aquatic Plants
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IMPORTANT: Marimo Balls will be unavailable until further notice due to the recent detection of Zebra Mussels. We are following instructions released by government agencies and invasive species programs.

We do our best to thoroughly clean and inspect all plants prior to shipment but cannot guarantee lead bunch or potted plants to be free from snails and/or algae. Not your thing? Please consider purchasing tissue culture aquarium plants! 

Tissue culture plants are cultivated in sterile lab settings ensuring your plant is free from pests, snails and algae! These are young specimen that are grown in emersed forms. Gel should always be removed prior to planting.

LIVE PLANTS ARE SUSCEPTIBLE TO STRESS AND DAMAGE FROM TRANSIT - This may appear in the form of minimal melt, leaf loss, cosmetic damage, etc. Refunds or replacements will not be issued for plants with viable root systems or that die out of our care.

Marimo Moss Balls are great for greening aquarium stones.
Marimo Balls are beginner-aquarist friendly!
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Aegagropila Linnaei, more simply known as Marimo Moss Ball or Cladophora Aegagropila, is not actually a moss or plant: Marimo balls are actually a form of algae! This type of algae is found in shallow bodies of water where the current from the water movement then shapes the algae into the easily recognized spherical shape that earns its name. Native to Japan and Northern Europe, Marimo is a direct translation to seaweed ball in Japanese and is arguably the only algae that is readily welcomed in the aquarist's planted tank. Marimo Balls are deep green in color and offer a velvety-fuzzy texture to the aquarium. They can be kept as is or pulled apart and applied to aquarium driftwood or stones. Marimo balls have a bulletproof reputation and they are known for being difficult to kill making these algae balls a great choice for beginners. We recommend Marimo Balls for anyone who is looking to add pops of natural green color to the aquarium. Greening is a newer technique used in the aquascaping hobby where the scaper breaks down the ball and applies small portions of Marimo to the hardscape.

Check out a quick and easy example of greening hardscape below:

Common Name Marimo Moss Ball
Marimo Ball
Aegagropila Linnaei
Cladophora Aegagropila

Care  Easy 
Lighting Low to Medium 
CO2 Optional
Suggested Placement Attached to rock or wood
Propagation Cut or pull apart
Growth Rate Varies
Height Varies
Shipping, Returns and Refunds
Live plants are shipped Monday - Friday for all west coast orders. For all remaining states, live plants will only be shipped Monday through Wednesday and Friday to ensure they arrive at your doorstep 100% healthy.

Rimless aquariums will be shipped throughout the week via UPS or Fedex Ground. For more information, please visit our FAQ page.

Hard goods can be returned up to 14 days after receipt of purchase. Buyer is responsible for return shipping.

Due to its nature, we are unable to accept returns for live plants. In the unlikely event you are unsatisfied in any way, please contact us ASAP. We provide 100% DOA (Dead On Arrival) protection.

To be eligible for a refund/store credit, please contact us within 12 hours of receiving it and provide a photo of the item in its original packaging.

No worries, we’ll take care of everything as long as it fits the guidelines above.

Most answers to general questions can be found on our FAQ page.
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