SA Substrate Ball

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The ideal planting media for making wabi kusa since 2019. No mess. No mold. Long-term success in a handcrafted package. Start a wabi kusa the right way.

Handmade in studio, the SA Substrate Ball boasts superior water retention, anti-fungal properties, and a nutrient-rich core – all wrapped into a 3” diameter package.

The SA Substrate Ball does not disintegrate like lesser DIY counterparts, nor does it mold – thanks to its anti-fungal coating. Place it into a dish or shallow vessel as an emergent wabi kusa - or fully submerge it in your aquarium for unique aquascaping opportunities. It will perform the same.

Hand-wrapped in the highest attainable grade of ethically-sourced New Zealand Sphagnum Moss, the SA Substrate Ball has consistent water retention, wicking water upwards to plants growing above the surface.

key features:

  • core blend developed for wabi kusa in both emergent and submerged applications

  • naturally anti-fungal

  • superior water retention

  • no disintegration of ball or effect on water quality

  • assists in the cultivation of beneficial bacteria in the aquarium

  • shrimp & snail safe.

  • handmade in the USA with ethically-sourced materials

material: SA core blend. sphagnum moss. thread.

size: ~3” diameter once fully saturated


1 SA Substrate Ball

  • 8' of thread for wrapping mosses, carpeting plants, or epiphytes

  • 1 thread anchor (for securing thread to ball)

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