Marimo Moss Ball Light Bulb Terrarium

Ben and Glenda Longenbaker's charming repurposed bulb brings lucky Marimo moss to your home or office.

$35.00

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Ben & Glenda Longenbaker

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Light Up Your Life

Ben & Glenda Longenbaker's charming repurposed bulb brings organic design to your home or office. The Marimo is a living moss (or algae) ball found growing in lakes in Iceland, Scotland, Japan, and Estonia exclusively. Each lake's current swirls the little plant around and around so it grows naturally into a petite pom-pom shape. This curious creature's name is a portmanteau of two Japanese words, "mari" meaning "bouncy ball," and "mo" a term for plants that grow underwater. The sweet, sphere-shaped Marimo is adored around the globe: the Japanese believe that it will bring good luck and in Iceland it is believed that if you take good care of a Marimo ball it will make your wishes come true!

The Longenbaker's light-bulb-turned-aquarium supports this tiny good-luck charm in its own, indoor ecosystem, making it the perfect accent for desks, tables, and dressers. To care for your Marimo, simply change its water every one to two weeks (more frequently during the summer) and display it in artificial light. Handcrafted and assembled in Seattle, Washington.

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Made in Washington

Hello, we are Ben and Glenda from eGardenStudio in Seattle! We are independent designers with a passion for design! We love art and architecture, especially those related to beautiful nature! We love turning ordinary objects into extraordinary decorations. All our products are designed/handmade by ourselves! We enjoy our life and love what we do. Thanks a lot for supporting our art and us!

Handmade Recycled Made in the USA
Made from
metal, sand, marimo moss ball, repurposed light bulb
Measurements
3" L x 3" W x 5" H; Bulb: approx 3" dia.
Care
Water should should be changed once every 2 weeks or when water becomes cloudy. Provide moss ball with artificial light.
Notes
As this is a living item, it is not guaranteed that every moss ball will sink to the bottom of the terrarium immediately. The moss ball sinks or floats freely due to its interaction with water and air. It is natural for some moss balls to float for a while as a means of getting more air.
Item ID
21989

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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UncommonGoodsMarimo Moss Ball Light Bulb Terrarium
 
4.6

(based on 34 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (25)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (31)
  • Accurate instructions (19)
  • Lightweight (12)
  • Healthy (4)
  • Hardy (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Indoors (22)
  • Window decoration (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Getting started (18), Avid gardener (6), Master gardener (4)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (28)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (27), No (7)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (12), Birthday (8), Other (8)

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5.0

Interesting

By 

from Virginia

About Me Getting Started

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about UncommonGoods Marimo Moss Ball Light Bulb Terrarium:

      Great conversation piece I thought I would have to drain water more but it stays pretty clean Love it.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Other
       
      5.0

      Interactive terrarium

      By 

      from Nashville

      About Me Getting Started

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Lightweight
      • Sturdy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Window Decoration

        Comments about UncommonGoods Marimo Moss Ball Light Bulb Terrarium:

        This looks different and interesting in a window and is fun to swirl around occasionally.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Birthday
         
        5.0

        i would buy this product again

        By 

        from Lubbock Tx.

        About Me Getting Started

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design

        Cons

        • none of the above

        Best Uses

        • conversation starter

        Comments about UncommonGoods Marimo Moss Ball Light Bulb Terrarium:

        He loves it!!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Christmas or Hanukkah
         
        5.0

        Fun gift

        By 

        from San Francisvo

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Window Decoration

          Comments about UncommonGoods Marimo Moss Ball Light Bulb Terrarium:

          Unique gift and my family loved the gift

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Anniversary

          (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Light bulb exploded

          By 

          from Chicago, IL

          About Me Avid Gardener

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Window Decoration

            Comments about UncommonGoods Marimo Moss Ball Light Bulb Terrarium:

            Picked light bulb up to change water and it literally exploded in my hand.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            SO cool!!

            By 

            from Auburn

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • super cool, unique item!

            Cons

            • my marimo moss ball died. :( how do I get a new

            Best Uses

              Comments about UncommonGoods Marimo Moss Ball Light Bulb Terrarium:

              love it- except my moss ball died- :( I changed the water as noted - and was not in direct sun

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Christmas or Hanukkah

              (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Odd little gift for the perfect reason

              By 

              from MN

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about UncommonGoods Marimo Moss Ball Light Bulb Terrarium:

              Gave this as a gift for no reason at all. Also have one of my own that I love. Its a great conversation piece and easy to care for.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Other

              (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              great gift for plant and nature lovers

              By 

              from Maui, HI

              About Me Professional Landscaper

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about UncommonGoods Marimo Moss Ball Light Bulb Terrarium:

                  My mom really liked this birthday present.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                  • Birthday

                  (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great unique gift

                  By 

                  from Elsah, Illinois

                  About Me Getting Started

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Accurate Instructions
                  • Attractive

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Indoors

                    Comments about UncommonGoods Marimo Moss Ball Light Bulb Terrarium:

                    I gave this to my boyfriend for Valentine's Day and it was perfect! Very unique and memorable gift

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes
                    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                    • Valentine’s Day

                    (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Adorable!

                    By 

                    from Ocean Springs, MS

                    About Me Getting Started

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Accurate Instructions
                    • Attractive

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Indoors

                      Comments about UncommonGoods Marimo Moss Ball Light Bulb Terrarium:

                      I wasn't sure what to expect when it arrived but it came with great instructions on how to assemble it! It is so adorable I love it!

                      Service and delivery comments:

                      The box arrived fast and was extremely well packaged. I was a bit worried since it was glass and Mt package delivery people aren't always the most gentle. But after opening it is knew with the high quality of packing it was fine.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                      • Other

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