Marimo Ball Necklace

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Marimo Ball Necklace

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Accessorize with a living legend-literally! Handmade wearable live Marimo Moss necklace contains a real live baby Marimo Moss Ball(.25”) submerged in water and contained in a durable glass vial(1.5”HX.5”W) and hung on an 18” leather cord with adjustable lobster clasp. Cord colors come in brown(shown), black or white.

Legend has it that long ago in Japan, the daughter of a tribal chief living near Lake Akan fell in love with a commoner. When her parents opposed, the couple ran away and tragically fell into the lake. According to the myth, they turned into Marimo Moss Balls and this is why the plant is now known as a token of love, affection and good luck. These plants are said to live 100 years!

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These aquatic plants grow slowly approximately 5mm per year, making them ideal for small glass containers. Marimos are actually a type of algae that grows in partial light and eventually forms into a spherical ball under specific conditions. The spherical shape, is caused by the water currents rolling, molding and forming the ball. They are very easy to care for and require little maintenance making them a simple and beautiful way to bring a bit of nature into your space.