- Origin: Cladophoraceae Originated in Japan. “Moss” ball is a misnomer, as Marimo moss balls consist entirely of algae – not moss.
Care level: Easy Low to moderate light is a must and water tolerance is 6 – 24°C.
Height: 1-4 cm These plants are non-rooted mosses that are simply placed on the substrate.
Growth: Fast To produce fresh plants from the mother plant, simply divide the ball into smaller pieces.
Cladophora Aegagropila 'Marimo Moss Ball'
It is a decorative exception from the rule about avoiding algae at all costs. It is normally found in shallow lakes, where the movement of the waves forms it into a sphere. “Marimo” is a Japanese word that means “ball algae,” and Marimo moss balls are exactly that – tangled balls of solid green algae.