• Load image into Gallery viewer, Marimo Moss Ball
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, Marimo Moss Ball

Marimo Moss Ball

Regular price
Sale price
Regular price
Sold out
Unit price

Introducing the Marimo Moss Ball! Despite their name, these funky little aquatic balls are actually a form of spherical algae. Fully aquatic and very easy to care for, the Marimo Moss Ball can be styled using almost any water-tight vessel you like -  a simple glass, a round bowl, an aquarium, your favourite vase - the possibilities are endless! 

Being an aquatic algae, Marimo Moss Balls need to live fully submerged in water. We advise using dechlorinated water (either use a dechlorinator solution from your local pet or aquarium store, or simply leave a vessel of water out overnight to allow the chlorine to evaporate). Place your Marimo Moss Ball in bright, indirect light (ensure they do not receive direct sun), and rotate every 3-4 weeks to allow for sufficient light distribution and even growth over the whole sphere. 

All pictures are of Marimo Moss Balls currently for sale or previously sold at The Tropic Gardener. The Moss Balls photographed should be used as an indication of size and quality only and may not be the exact one/s you receive. Form and colour will vary slightly. 

Pickup and Delivery


How Our Shipping Works 

We use Australia Post Express Post. Always. 

We ship at 9am on Monday mornings to reduce the chance of plants sitting in Aus Post warehouses over weekends. (Our plants will generally survive up to 2 weeks in boxes, but we like to reduce any risk at all). 

Check out our blog about how we prepare your plants for online delivery 

Shipping Costs and Sizing

Strap yourself in, this is a little complicated! 

Our shipping rates are based on weight. This is why we’ll never cramp a plant with big leaves into a small box, because it’s weight, not size that Australia Post charges for. 

We have four different box sizes.

  • Small Order =  $15 shipping
  • Medium Order = $20 shipping
  • Large Order = $25 shipping
  • Extra Large = $30 shipping (up to 800g)

An order with multiple plants over the 800g limit will be packaged in multiple boxes, at the following rates: 

Multiple Boxes: 

  • Extra Large and Small  =$35
  • Extra Large and Medium = $40
  • Extra Large and Large = $45

After that, we cap our shipping at $50. So feel free to order as many plants as you like and know that most you’ll pay is $50!

As all of our plants come in varying sizes, we have to make the best shipping decision for the health of the plant, so each order is a little different. It’s a bit of a tricky process. As a result our costs are sometimes fractionally extra than you might see on the Aus Post website, but that’s because we include the cost of the packaging materials and the time it takes to carefully pack your new plant. 

We hope this clears up any mystery about how we price our shipping for our online nursery. We will always do our best to both package your plants safely and with maximum affordability. Please do contact us if you have any further questions!