What is Kokedama?
Kokedama (pronounced as Ko Kay Da Ma) is a type of Japanese floral art. Koke means “moss”, whereas dama means “ball”. So, it can be translated as “moss ball”. In this traditional floral art, the concept is to grow the plant out of a moss ball. Here, the moss acts as a container for the plant.
This growing technique resembles growing Bonsais in some sense since it involves giving creative shapes to plants for decorative purposes. However, Kokedama, unlike conventional Bonsai, can be enjoyed both indoors and outdoors, depending on the type of plant used.
Although the Kokedama gardening method can be applied with almost any plant, there are some recommended plants such as string of pearls, ferns, pothos, peace lily, etc. String gardens are best for plants that need little root space. There are also some plants to avoid if you would like to apply this centuries old technique, such as cacti, succulents, flowering plants, and ming aralia. Cacti and succulents may appear to be a sound choice, but their loose and sandy soil make it difficult to form the ball you need for your Kokedama set up.
How to Care for Kokedama Plants
You need to water your Kokedama on a weekly basis, up to three times a week. You can use the ball’s weight to decide whether your plant needs watering or not. If the base of your plant weighs lighter, it means that it needs some water. You can use the submersion technique to water your Kokedama, by putting it in a bowl of water with the ball plant side up for around 10-15 minutes. You can also water your Kokedama under the sink. Before hanging it back up, make sure that it is dry. Or you might choose to mist your Kokedama daily. If you see any dead leaves or foliage, make sure to clip them off regularly. As with any plant, observe your plant’s needs and care for it accordingly, such as adjusting its position to ensure it receives sufficient sunlight.
Where to Buy Kokedama
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