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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UncommonGoodsMarimo Moss Ball Light Bulb Terrarium
 
4.7

(based on 29 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (21)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

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96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (26)
  • Accurate instructions (19)
  • Lightweight (10)
  • Healthy (4)
  • Hardy (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Indoors (22)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Getting started (15), Avid gardener (5), Master gardener (4)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (28)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (23), No (6)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other (10), Self (3)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (11), Birthday (7), Other (7)

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(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

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    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Odd little gift for the perfect reason

    By 

    from MN

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    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

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    (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

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    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

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        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great unique gift

        By 

        from Elsah, Illinois

        About Me Getting Started

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        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

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          (5 of 5 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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            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Unique gift!

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            from Rexburg,Id

            About Me Avid Gardener

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            Pros

            • Accurate Instructions
            • Attractive

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Indoors

              Comments about UncommonGoods Marimo Moss Ball Light Bulb Terrarium:

              Beautiful item.

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

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Was very loved by the person who received it

              By 

              from Brooklyn, NY

              About Me Getting Started

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              Pros

              • Accurate Instructions
              • Attractive
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Indoors

                Comments about UncommonGoods Marimo Moss Ball Light Bulb Terrarium:

                Unique
                Conversation piece
                For people who like plants but live in a space without much light!

                Service and delivery comments:

                It was a last-minute gift purchase that arrived just on time! The shipping is reliable!

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

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                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great gift!

                By 

                from Waldorf, MD

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                Pros

                • Accurate Instructions
                • Attractive

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Indoors

                  Comments about UncommonGoods Marimo Moss Ball Light Bulb Terrarium:

                  This is a gift to my niece. She absolutely adores it!! It's cute, low maintenance, and the price was reasonable.

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

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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Beautiful setup

                  By 

                  from Chicago, Il

                  About Me Master Gardener

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive
                  • Healthy

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about UncommonGoods Marimo Moss Ball Light Bulb Terrarium:

                      Cute! Intriguingly simple.

                      Service and delivery comments:

                      Package arrived in perfect condition, thank you!

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

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      what fun!

                      By 

                      from Columbus, Ohio

                      About Me Master Gardener

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Accurate Instructions
                      • Attractive
                      • Healthy
                      • Very Unique Plant

                      Cons

                      • Hope It Grows

                      Best Uses

                      • Indoors
                      • Office Desk Or Work Shop

                      Comments about UncommonGoods Marimo Moss Ball Light Bulb Terrarium:

                      My nail tech LOVED this gift. She loves plants and really got a "kick" out of this. I didn't have it long enough to see if it will grow--hope it does!

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes
                      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                      • Other
                      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                      • Christmas or Hanukkah

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