CARING FOR YOUR KOKEDAMA


What is a kokedama? 


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 bonsai and kusamono planting styles. Today, Kokedama is very popular in Japanese gardens and is quickly becoming a trend in everywhere else. 


Kokedama is a very distinct way to display your plants. This form of planting styles is striking as it forgoes the need for the traditional use of pots. You can have it hanging with the use of strings or have it displayed, sitting on a desk or a table like a piece of artwork.


How to care for your kokedama


Different plants require different amount of sunlight, so it is important to follow guidelines on each specific plant variety which can be found on the plant descriptions in the shop.


If your kokedama feels light, it most probably need some water. In time you will know how often and how much water to give you plant by feeling how light or heavy the kokedama is.  

Watering your kokedama is a little bit different compared to watering a plant in a pot. Whilst you can pour water on your kokedama, more water will most likely end up on your floors than on the plant itself. The best method is to let the kokedama soak in water by sitting it in a bowl or pot of water (or a sink). Leave for 5 - 10 minutes until it has soaked sufficient water. Lightly squeeze the ball to drain out excess water and leave to drip for 5 -10 minutes. Place back on its hanger or it's original spot. 


If the string gets loose, just slacken a bit more and re-tie at the bottom of the plant. 


If roots grow out of the kokedama, which is very rare, you leave them as it is as this adds to its rustic and interesting look. Otherwise, you can trim the roots, plant the whole kokedama in a new pot or contact us to have your kokedama re-created. 


If you have any other questions regarding caring for your kokedamas, please get in contact with us! 


xx

Barbie


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