Japanese Marimo

How to differentiate Japanese Marimo from Artificial Marimo?

Fake Marimo shows:-

  • no pattern
  • mixture of filament
  • look compact
  • standard outlook (same size)
  • unnaturally made

Some are even made from Fabric, that can be put in keychain without the need to change water.

Japanese Marimo

Marimo grows naturally 0.5cm per year. Thus they shall not look exactly and perfectly similar in size and shape. The filaments of Marimo shall be growing like our hair, and they may not be so round (slightly oval).

japanese marimo





(picture from Wiki)