Marimo

Card and Poster

One day, I went to the pet store with my dad and discovered these strange, round green things over by the fish tanks. Upon further inspection, I found out that they were actually a type of Japanese algae that form into balls and that they were called marimo. It was love at first sight! I found a wonderful Etsy shop and bought two for me and one for a friend. I was so inspired by the little guys that I made a card that folds out into a mini poster with instructions on how to care for your marimo. They are kind of like pet rocks, if rocks were green and fuzzy and underwater and alive…

4.25″ x 5.5″ when folded
Unfolds into a poster that measures 8.5″ x 11″