Diy kokedama plants

What is Kokedama?

Kokedama is a form of bonsai and you can make them yourself by creating a soil ball, covered with moss, in which you plant a small plant.

Soak Moss

First, you'll soak your sphagnum moss in a bowl of water and put aside while you create your soil ball.

Mix Soils

Next mix sphagnum peat moss with a small amount of bonsai soil together.  Add water to create a mud like consistency.

Form A Ball

Take your soil mix and form it into a ball.  Add more water if necessary to hold it together.  

Add Plant

Remove excess dirt from a small plant such as a fern and place it inside your soil ball. You may have to crack the ball in half to get it in there.

Add Moss

Take the sphagnum moss that was soaking and wrap the outside of your soil ball with it.  We also added a bit of sheet moss to green it up.

Wrap With Twine

Lastly wrap your kokedama plant with twine or fishing line to hold it together.  You can also use them to hang your plant for display.

Learn More

For more detail on how to make kokedama, including a shortcut, click the arrow below!

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