Kokedama is a ball of soil, covered with moss, on which an ornamental plant grows. The idea has its origins in Japan, where it is a combination of the nearai bonsai and kusamono planting styles. Kokedama balls are created using a clay-rich soil blend that is covered with moss to help maintain its shape/ act as its case. All the elements used to make Kokedama balls are natural and organic matters.
When caring for Kokedama ball plants you’ll need to consider its case- the moss, as well as the plant itself.
Lighting: Since Kokedama Balls are cased in Moss, avoid hanging your Kokedama in direct sunlight zones of your home. Instead, opt for bright or medium-light zones that will not dry out your moss faster. Feeding: When feeding (aka fertilizing) your Kokedama, add the fertilizer to the water used to soak the Kokedama. And as with all houseplants, avoid feeding during the winter months.
Tip: If there is any mold growth, simply wipe off the mold and prevent watering that section and increase airflow.
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Kokedama is a ball of soil, covered with moss, on which an ornamental plant grows
The idea has its origins in Japan, where it is a combination of the nearai bonsai and kusamono planting styles
Created using a clay-rich soil blend that is covered with moss to help maintain its shape/ act as its case
All the elements used to make Kokedama balls are natural and organic matters
Arrives with a Philodendron 'Brasil' plant and hanging cord
Kokedama balls prefer dunking over water-can watering.
Step 1: Submerge the moss ball portion of the Kokedama ball into water. Ensure that the foliage isn’t submerged into the water.
Step 2: Soak your kokedama ball for 1-2 minutes or until the bubbling stops.
Step 3: Gently squeeze the Kokedama Ball for excess water and place it in a colander for another 30 minutes. This step will ensure no dripping.
Step 4: Hang your Kokedama Ball in a medium-light zone in your home and mist your moss every 4-5 days. Remember that moss prefers slight dampness at all times.
Tip: Moss will turn brown if it's underwatered or if it has been overwatered which prevents soil/moss breathability.
Tip: If your Kokedama ball feels light, then it's probably time for watering. (Tip within a Tip: Feel the weight of your Kokedama ball right after you water and a week after you water, this will help you get a better idea of when it's time to water. This same technique can be applied to potted house plants as well!)