How to Create a Kokedama

As its name suggests Kokedama originates from Japan and is the art of creating a moss ball in which to grow your plant rather than a pot or container. The finished kokedama is often displayed by hanging from a string. Apparently this practice is derived from the art of bonsai. This article by Olivia Heath which I found on the House Beautiful website shows you how to make your own kokedama.

Kokedama is the indoor gardening trend you’ll love.

Perfect for spring and summer, it’s all about bringing the outside in, and originates from the 17th century, based on ancient Japanese art.

Kokedama literally means ‘moss balls’ and is essentially plants wrapped in moss. They can then be put in a container or attached to string to be used like a hanging planter. Perfectly placed in the nooks and crannies of your home, it’s also ideal for your windowsill or as the basis of any table decoration.

Once made, the kokedama is to represent more than just a plant or moss ball, but a sculptural piece of art, and you can be as creative as you want.

So, how do you make one? This infographic from urban gardening resource Lobotany.com will tell you all you need to know, and good news, it’s so easy to make and look after!

How to make a kokedama - a Japanese moss ball - infographic
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Feature photo: La Florida studio

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