Marimo moss balls were given their name by Japanese botanist Tatsuhiko Kawakami - Mari meaning 'bouncy play ball' and Mo is a generic term for aquatic plants. But despite their nickname, they actually aren't moss at all - they're a form of algae. They're found naturally in the lakes of Japan and Iceland, meaning they like cold temperatures and low light conditions, making them super easy to care for!
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Tradescantias (also known as Inch Plant, Spiderwort or Wandering Dude) are some of my favourite houseplants - not only have they got stunning foliage, but they're pretty low maintenance too. Fast-growing plants and easy to propagate, they thrive in different environments. There are so many beautiful variations available, they look amazing trailing down a wall or shelf!
The first succulent I ever bought was a completely unintended purchase - it was simply in a set with a couple of cacti I was after. I thought I should probably figure out how to keep this little plant alive, and ended up becoming completely hooked on them.
Do you remember the first plant you ever bought? Mine was a cactus - just a little one, covered in fine spines and white tufty bits of fluff (Cephalocereus senilis). I had absolutely no idea what to do with it, and often forgot to water it for at least a month at a time (oops)