In part two of Marimo Mania I'm sharing all the reasons you should buy one ASAP.
You might be thinking it's a little weird, buying a ball of algae. But we buy weird things all the time, am I right? Bagels that are dyed to look like rainbows? Freaky plants that eat bugs? Another coffee mug with some silly slogan? We don't need half the things we buy - but I promise that marimo are a worthwhile investment.
MARIMO ARE EASY TO CARE FOR
I'll tell you all about how exactly you should take care of your marimo in a future post, but for now, just know that it's pretty simple and straightforward. Marimo naturally form on the bottom of lakes which means they don't require a ton of sunlight. Some fresh water and some movement and they're good to go.
MARIMO CAN LIVE UP TO 100 YEARS
Yep, you read that right. When you buy a marimo, you've investing in a living creature that may see things in it's lifetime that we can only dream about. Like instantaneous travel, calorie-free pizza and legs that can run forever without getting injured.
MARIMO MAKE GREAT GIFTS
How cute would a decorative glass jar with a marimo be as a housewarming/apartment warming gift? And they're known as the "love plant," - how perfect for Valentine's Day or an anniversary? Have a younger sibling, cousin or niece/nephew that isn't allowed to have a real pet yet? The list of opportunities to give marimo as a gift are endless.
MARIMO LIVEN THINGS UP
Do you ever wish your cubicle at work had a little life to it? Something green? Something to soothe you a little bit when you're inbox is stressing you out? Something to distract you from the fluorescent prison? A marimo can do that!
MARIMO ARE A GREAT ALTERNATIVE TO PLANTS
Not everyone has a green thumb. If you find that even air plants and succulents wilt under your care, it might be time to try a marimo. They're virtually impossible to kill - the cockroach of the algae world - sorry, is that not helping my sales pitch? Seriously, though. When I travel for weeks at a time for work, I can't take care of a plant. A marimo only need their water changed once every 1-2 weeks. Even I can handle that.
MARIMO ARE GREAT REMINDERS OF THE SEA
If you're anything like this Long Island gal, you have tons of memories from the beach. Being stuck in a city or a land locked state can be hard for someone who grew up near the water. I was first drawn to marimo because they reminded me of days spent at the beach, collecting sea glass and wiggling my toes in the sand.
MARIMO ARE GREAT DECORATION
I'm so excited to create new, unique habitats for marimo. The possibilities are endless - from the shape of the container to the decorations inside - it's easy to use them as decoration around your house. Changing the color on your wall? Going for a new look in your kitchen? You can easily update your marimo habitat to reflect a cool new interior design look & feel.
What are you waiting for? I just gave you seven solid reasons to shop Peanut Butter Is My Boyfriend for your very own marimo!
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