A TOUCH OF KOKE-DRAMA
Liberate your plants! Take your green thumb to dizzying new heights where moss is boss and terracotta pots have fallen from grace.
Kokedama translates as ‘moss ball’ from Japanese, and is also dubbed the ‘poor man’s bonsai’. It’s tied into the same ancient practice and remains popular in Japanese gardens today.
If you would rather not string up a hanging garden in your home, simply cut the hanging cord and remove (be careful not to cut the cord wrapping the moss ball). Display koke- dama on altar-like stands or arrange in artistic groupings. Either way, the results are extraordinarily appealing.
CARING FOR YOUR TROPICAL KOKEDAMA
Kokedama are not carefree. Weekly bathing, maintaining humidity and finding a good home for your moss ball are all key to avoiding any koke-drama.
Bright indoor position, avoid direct sunlight.
Water when leaves show signs of wilting or when the kokedama feels light. As a general rule, bathe once a week for around 10 minutes, by placing the moss ball in
a bucket or sink of water. Drain excess water and when it’s no longer dripping, the kokedama is ready for display again. Foliage will appreciate regular mistings. I like to do my misting in the morning when the sun is not likely to fry leaves.
CARING FOR YOUR ORCHID KOKEDAMA
Dunk weekly in room temperature water, rather than bathe. Mist daily.
Bright indoor position, no direct sun.