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Kokedama - Japanese technique of growing pot plants

Kokedama is the Japanese art direction of bonsai, which allows you to make a beautiful indoor plant in a very short time, unlike the classic bonsai (miniature tree), which you need to form over the years. Kokedama - literally in translation means "a ball of moss." Houseplants, such as roses, orchids, ferns, Kalanchoe and many others, remarkably “live” in such mossy balls. It’s easy to make them, the main thing is to know what this nutritional ball for plants consists of.

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The ball includes the following components:

  • indoor plant (miniature plants are well suited);
  • earth, half mixed with black cosmetic clay;
  • moss, preferably sphagnum;
  • thick cotton thread (for fastening Kokedam).
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It is also not difficult to make a Cokedam:

  1. Green moss should be soaked in advance.
  2. From a mixture of earth and clay, which is wetted with water, a ball of the desired size is formed.
  3. The plant is removed from the pot, carefully remove excess soil from the roots. Braided roots earthen ball. There is another option: as much land as possible is removed from the roots of the plants, but a small earthy cluster still remains. In the earth ball carefully do the deepening, plant a plant. Well fasten the ball with his hands.
  4. The resulting earthen ball is covered with moss on all sides.
  5. Now the ball should be tightly tied with thread. Secure the end of the rope inside the ball.
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It remains only to hang up or put the Kokedam, and the work is finished! Water the plant should be like this: lower the earth globe into the water until it is saturated, then squeeze it slightly and return it to its usual place. Moisture-loving plants should be “watered” in this way every 5 days, usual - every 10 days, since this soil keeps moisture well.

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Here are the options Kokedam can be done at home:

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Read more about creating Kokedama in the video below: