We can't get enough of this
mesmerising moss balls, and you may be asking, are these really rounded pieces of
Funnily enough, the fact that they are called Marimo moss balls is extremely misleading, as in fact, Marimo is not actually moss but a rare species of
algae. This algae grows into green balls with a fluffy and velvety
They can be found in a number
of lakes and rivers in Japan and Northern Europe, especially in Iceland, where
they have been known to grow up to 12 inches in diameter!
However, keep in mind that in average they grow 5mm a year so they grow slowly for years and years to come.
This makes Marimo a fun alternative to the traditional heirloom as it can be enjoyed and passed down to many generations to come!