|Photo courtesy of PinkSerissa & SnapSuites|
I saw this cute little Miramo Moss Ball posted on Pinterest today and thought I'd share it.
This is technically a green algae, not a seaweed or a moss. It lives on the bottom of lakes in the northern hemisphere (Iceland, Scotland, Japan & Estonia) and is a protected species in both Iceland and Japan.
Miramo balls are green, velvety, and squishy. What's not to like about these cute little plants? Like a shamrock, they are considered a sign of good luck. They grow by absorbing light on all sides as they are gently pushed by the action of waves and currents. In a healthy, balanced aquatic ecosystem, they can grow up to 12 inches in diameter, and they can live for up to 200 years.
As a houseplant, they like indirect sunlight, normal room temps, and clean water every week or two. As a result of photosynthetic growth, they will occasionally move around in their bowl.
You can order one of these cute aquatic kits from PinkSerissa on Etsy for $22.