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 36 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (27)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (33)
  • Accurate instructions (19)
  • Lightweight (12)
  • Healthy (4)
  • Hardy (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Indoors (22)
  • Window decoration (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Getting started (19), Avid gardener (7), 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 (11), Birthday (6), Other (5)

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5.0

Fun gift!

By 

from Houston

About Me Getting Started

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Window Decoration

    Comments about UncommonGoods Marimo Moss Ball Light Bulb Terrarium:

    A great gift for my inventor husband!

     
    5.0

    Would buy again. Repurposed and cute.

    By 

    from Chicago, IL

    About Me Avid Gardener

    Pros

    • Attractive Design

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Cute Decoration
      • Doesn't need direct light.

      Comments about UncommonGoods Marimo Moss Ball Light Bulb Terrarium:

      Nice decoration. Loved the look of it.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      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

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          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

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            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

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            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

              (0 of 4 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

                  (6 of 6 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

                  (6 of 6 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

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