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How to Create an Easy Kokedama

Let the plant pros at Sprig & Stone show you an easy way to make a kokedama moss ball of your very own! This inexpensive, low maintenance Japanese hanging garden complements any interior space.Supply list:
  • Moss Sphere 4"" or Hanging Green Moss Kokedama 4""
  • Potting Soil
  • Rabbit's Foot Fern
  • Gravel or Drainage Layer
  • Drip Tray
  • Scissors
  • Bamboo Stick

1. Choose Your Kokedama

Kokedama moss balls come in complete spheres or pre-hung planters. If you have a moss spear to use with a tray, first find a section between the wiring where you can cut into the moss and make a small hole.

2. Add Dirt

It's time to fill in the moss ball with soil. You can use a general well draining plant soil like Sprig & Stone Plant Soil, or you can use a specialty blend depending on the type of plant you will be using.The easiest way to add soil is to take a piece of paper and make an easy funnel. This will make clean up easier.

3. Add Plant

It's time to plant! Gently tap off the excess dirt on the roots of your plant and press it into the soil. If needed, add more soil on top to fully cover the roots.

4. Prepare for Watering

Since water likes to flow from the highest point, take a stick and poke a divet or hole into your soil to the side of the plant. This will give a nice area for water to pool into while being soaked up by the soil.

5. Water

Once all that hard work is done, it's time to give your plant a drink. Water thoroughly.

6. Prepare Kokedama for Display

If Sitting: Take a drip tray and layer with pebbles or other decorative stone. This will provide a curved surface for your kokedama to sit on for display.If Hanging: Your kokedama might have come pre-strung for hanging. If not, have no fear! Use fishing wire to thread through the moss to create a hanger. More of a visual person? Watch this video to see how we put together a Kokedama: [button-green url="" target="_blank" position="center"]Kokedama and Hanging Planters[/button-green]

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