What are the best plants for beginners? What are the best plants for low light?
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We often hear many people say they have a black thumb or ask about the easiest plants to care for. What are some of your favorite easy plants you would recommend to a beginner?
Basic Guide to Marimo Moss Balls
I recently discovered Marimo Moss Balls and I am completely hooked! I went nuts a few weeks ago and bought 16 moss balls and now have 19 Marimo Moss Balls! Before their arrival, I bought 4 various size glass globes and vases for them and my air plants.
Perfect for black thumbs
I may be new to moss balls but I would feel confident recommending them to those who are looking for a plant but feel like they have black thumbs or want something to start with.
To care for moss balls, all you have to do is change their water every week or every other week! When I change the water, I also give their glass vases a quick cleaning too!
They prefer low light.
You do not need to feed them. However, I've been adding fish emulsion. After watering all of my plants, I tend to have a little bit of fish emulsion leftover, so I add that in with my moss balls!
I choose to fertilize and feed my Marimo Moss Balls with fish emulsion! If anything, it does cloud the water a bit. Fish emulsion is natural and organic too! Obviously, if you keep your moss balls in an aquarium, there is no need to use fish emulsion!
If you need something simple to help bring calm and peace, I would recommend Marimo Moss Balls.
Moss balls would make great gifts for teachers, classrooms, neighbors, co-workers, and more! They are low maintenance “pets” or plants! However you want to see them, they are very easy to care for!
You can find moss balls at the pet store.
You can also find them on Etsy, that's where I found mine. I purchased mine from 3 different sellers! My moss balls range in size from as big as peas up to about 3 inches! My biggest one is about 3 inches! My medium size ones are about the size of a quarter.
Moss balls are pets too
I also consider my Marimo Moss Balls to be my pets too! They are both a plant and a pet! They are low-key and low maintenance plants to care for.
Moss balls would make a great gift for someone going through depression or a difficult time in their life! Perfect for the busy parent, single parent, or someone needing something to care for or focus on.