On My birthday (which was in march, oh my the procrastination) , my dear friend gave me a Marimo! I’ve been wanting to get one and so this is my first one.

From wiki , “A marimo is a rare growth form of the species where the algae grow into large green balls with a velvety appearance. Colonies of such balls are only known to form in Iceland, Scotland, Japan and Estonia.”

The term Marimo comes from Mari, a bouncy play ball and Mo, a generic term for plants that grow in the water.

Apparently Marimo’s can grow bigger too, and I got a tip from friends who also have them that by putting shrimps in it, it’ll keep the marimo clean too. Of course if possible change the marimo’s water once a week. I thought this was interesting but I doubt i’ll put those shrimps in . My very first pet plant!~ I am really happy with it though…Do you have a marimo? Share photos with me if you do! πŸ™‚ My pet plant is called Jim Marimorty …( to those who know me, yes…it’s the geek in me speaking, BBC’s Sherlock’s Jim Moriarty…my evil pet plant)

Apparently, other then Asia, they have a store in New York and Vancouver, so if you live there, why not check it out? Here’s a good

link for all things Marimo~