Do it yourself: Kokedama – the latest trend!
Make your own kokedama – ‘green fingers’ not required!
Try making your first kokedama with a succulent as these are already pretty undemanding. That said all houseplants can be made into a cute kokedama, really. All you need is the plant, lots of moss, and string. It’s really not hard to do - even if you’re not considered ‘green fingered’ you can manage it too!
A homemade kokedama just oozes a lovely feeling of serenity and peace.
A kokedama in a dish or on a saucer looks great in any interior
- Soak the moss well and squeeze out all excess water
- Remove the plant from its pot, allowing some soil to remain on the roots.
- Squeeze the root ball all into a ball.
- Stand the ball of roots in the middle of the moss (which is lying upside down), ensuring a good fit around the root ball.
- Fold the moss all around and press it firmly in.
- Wrap your garden string tightly around to keep the moss covering the roots and tie it off.
- Hang up your kokedama prominently or stand it in a nice dish in the best spot for the plant.
DIY: Make all your plants into hanging kokedamas!
Caring for a kokedama
Hang the kokedama in the same spot you would normally home your plant. All plants are of course different so choose wisely. To water your kokedama, it’s a good idea to either drench it in a bucket or spray it with a plant spray. If using a bucket, squeeze out the excess water until it no longer drips water.