These ornamental moss balls grow naturally in Japan, and take 4 to 5 years to grow to their current size!
Marimo Moss Balls are one of the most popular plants in the aquarium hobby, and they are widely kept as ornamental plants in jars in Japan. The moss balls generate oxygen and remove nitrates, improving water quality. This listing is for 3 nano Marimo Moss Balls. Nano Marimo are considerably smaller than giant Marimo with a diameter of about 1 inch.
This is definitely something different for your aquarium that you don't see often! Marimo balls are regarded as good luck charms in Japan, and since they have been known to live to 200 years and beyond, they are often kept as family heirlooms. They are thought to symbolize close bonds between family members or close-knit friends, and are often passed down to children and grandchildren or nieces and nephews. By the time future generations receive the Marimo balls, they will be larger in size and will continue to grow with each generation. Additionally, Marimo balls are sometimes given to young children as "pets," since the only care they require is occasional water changes.
Marimo balls are also though to represent everlasting love; thus, they are often used as wedding table ornaments or even gifted at weddings. They are appropriate as a gift to the bride and groom, and smaller Marimo balls make wonderful take-home gifts for the guests that can serve as mementos of the newly-weds' special day.
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