There are plants with very particular shapes and scents, which are perfect for giving that touch of uniqueness to the garden or to our home.
This is the case of the flower that smells of chocolate, or the one that has the same shape as a toothbrush to clean bottles. Strange but fascinating plants, which make our outdoor and indoor spaces special.
It is also the case of an aquatic plant that will not leave us indifferent. Grown only in the lakes of three countries in the world: Japan, Iceland and Estonia.
This fascinating aquatic plant with a particular shape is perfect for embellishing your home
Marimo is a perfectly spherical algae used for decorative purposes. Bright or dark green in color, it closely resembles moss.
It grows on the bottom of freshwater lakes, where the movement of the waves gives it that particular rounded shape.
Taking care of the Marimo is very simple. All you need is a clear glass jar and some water.
Important is to keep it out of direct sunlight.
To prevent our ball algae from getting sick, we need to change the water every two weeks. Sometimes we can add some sparkling water, so that it can transform carbon dioxide into oxygen.
In fact, this fascinating aquatic plant with a particular shape requires very little attention, perfect for embellishing the home.
The Marimo grows very slowly and to help it maintain its spherical shape, we can agitate the water in the jar, simulating the currents of the lake.
A very romantic legend
The Marimo is the symbol of love and is linked to a very romantic legend. Japanese mythology tells the story of two boys who, despite the opposition of their families, strongly wanted to spend their life together.
They fled and hid on the shores of Lake Akan, right where the Marimo are born. To live their love in freedom and for eternity, they asked that their hearts be transformed into this plant.
A very romantic legend that explains why the Marimo is considered the plant of love.