Pronounced Co-co-da-ma. You got it now!
These little beauties are Japanese for moss ball and in ancient times were referred as a poor man’s Bonsai………….. that is, until the Western World got it’s little hands on them – wrapped them to within an inch of their life and called them plant décor.
Self taught almost four years ago, my Kokedama’s are made using quality soil, peet moss and a clay/sand mix, followed by sphagnum moss and then last but not least – double twine.
Kokedama’s are super easy to maintain. Simply pop your Kokedama into a bowl/sink/bucket – I prefer temperate water – fill half way to your ball and allow to soak for a good 15 minutes. Squeeze excess water and pop onto your supplied coaster.
Remember – if it’s dry – don’t let it die. If it’s soaking – you’ve got to be joking. Underwatering or overwatering will kill your koke. Oh. And a little extra lovin’ goes a long way. A little bit of liquid fertiliser or worm tea will give your koke a bit of a kick. Just be sure to rinse it off unless you want the neighbourhood cats hanging around.