Kokedama

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. I also keep my Kokedama’s for a minimum of two weeks before releasing them to you lovely folk to ensure you’re receiving the best quality Kokedama that has settled into it’s new environment.

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.

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