Have you ever heard of kokedama? If this is your first time knowing about plant art, then you should be prepared to be inspired. Maybe some of you, especially lovers of houseplants, are familiar with this one planting technique, but I will give a little review of kokedama and why you will like this plant art.
Kokedama is from Japanese, which is “koke” which means moss and “dama” which is ball. So after you know what the meaning of kokedama can mean a spherical moss ball in the middle and in the middle there are various types of ornamental plants as part of the decoration. Kokedama was originally known only in Japan but as the trend of fast growing plants, planting techniques have now been applied in various parts of the world. This plant art has developed into a very modern one that is combined with leaves and flowers with unique characteristics. If you are curious and want to try a variety of techniques to make kokedama both for yourself to enjoy as home decor or you want to make it as a land of income.
Tutorial to make Kokedama
First you need to choose plants that are suitable for kokedama, usually the type of plants that do not require direct sunlight and small roots such as succulents, ferns, cacti and so on. Then prepare the planting media such as soil and shape to resemble a large ball according to your wishes, after it is formed use the tip of the thumb to make a hole in the top center as a place for you to enter the plant.
After completing the first stage, it’s time to coat the front of the kokedama soil with moss. Press gently to attach the moss to the ground and make sure all the moss can stick perfectly. Finally, use thick yarn or rope to tie the whole ground including the bottom. Tie using a dead knot to keep the kokedama plant in its proper place. If you want to replace it, form a large hook and tie on both sides to make it balanced.
How easy is not it? If you do not like moss as a ground layer, you can also replace it with coconut fiber or other planting media. Good luck!