Marimo are the perfect low maintenance plant, pet, or friend. They enjoy cooler water and indirect light. Direct sun may cause them to turn brown.
Legend tells of two lovers who desired nothing more than to be together. When their love was forbidden, they fell into the water, and their hearts became Marimo balls. Marimo are said to bring your heart’s desire to both giver and receiver.
Marimo can live for up to 200 years and in Japan are often passed down as family heirlooms.