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 38 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (29)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (35)
  • Accurate instructions (19)
  • Lightweight (13)
  • Healthy (4)
  • Hardy (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Indoors (22)
  • Window decoration (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Getting started (20), Avid gardener (7), Master gardener (4)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (28)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (27), No (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

An interesting little guy!!

this is awesomely unique and calming to look at. it makes us smile every time we glance at our marimo ball.

this is awesomely unique and calming to look at. it makes us smile every time we glance at our marimo ball.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Interesting Idea, but...

I ordered this product to bring some calmness to my hectic life. The sand product that goes in the lightbulb causes the water to take on a tanish color all the time. I've tried...Read complete review

I ordered this product to bring some calmness to my hectic life. The sand product that goes in the lightbulb causes the water to take on a tanish color all the time. I've tried different kinds of water, but it still doesn't all settle completely. The moss ball is nice, however it's small and I'm hoping it will grow some. Hoping it would be more calming, but it's still nice. Might consider the terrarium bottle for bigger size and more greenness next time.

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5.0

Beautiful piece

By 

from Naples, FL

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Household Plants

    Comments about UncommonGoods Marimo Moss Ball Light Bulb Terrarium:

    Very pretty little display item

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    This product is very quirky

    By 

    from Tampa, FL

    About Me Getting Started

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Drains Well
    • Holding Capacity
    • Lightweight
    • Sturdy
    • Weather Resistant

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Growing Seeds
      • Household Plants
      • Window Decoration

      Comments about UncommonGoods Marimo Moss Ball Light Bulb Terrarium:

      My Mom uses it as a paperweight to look at when she is writing her book.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      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!

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        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

              (2 of 2 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

                (2 of 2 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

                  (1 of 5 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

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