How to water a kokedama

July 07, 2018

Kokedama is a traditional Japanese art form that uses moss as a container. Kokedama plants can be kept in a pot saucer, or hung in macrame just like a hanging basket. The type of plant will vary, however all are suited to indoors. Below, we show you a couple of tips on how to care for your new Kokedama!

SOAKING
Depending on the size of your kokedama, fill a bowl, bucket or basin with room temperature water.  Place the base of your kokedama in the water. Push the moss ball down so that it is fully submerged and begins to absorb water. Leave for up 25 minutes or until fully saturated with water. Remove the kokedama from the water and gently squeeze the moss ball to allow excess water to drain and leave it to drip dry in a colander.

MISTING
Many kokedama made from tropical plants appreciate misting in as well as soaking. Mist your plant with a fine spray in the morning so that the plant is not burned by the sun.