Kokedama Ball Care Guide
Kokedama Ball Care
Before we elaborate on the care for Kokedama, let's discuss its anatomy. Kokedama balls are created using a clay rich soil blend that is covered with moss to help maintain its shape/ act as its case. All the elements used to make Kokedama balls are natural and organic matters. When caring for Kokedama ball plants you’ll need to consider its case- the moss, as well as the plant itself.
Since Kokedama Balls are cased in Moss, avoid hanging your Kokedama in direct sunlight zones of your home. Instead opt for bright or medium light zones that will not dry out your moss faster.
When feeding (aka fertilizing) your Kokedama, add the fertilizer to the water used to soak the Kokedama. And as with all houseplants, avoid feeding during winter months.
Tip: If there is any mold growth, simply wipe off the mold and prevent watering that section and increase airflow.
How to water Kokedama Balls
Kokedama balls prefer dunking over water-can watering.
Step 1: Submerge the moss ball portion of the Kokedama ball into water. Ensure that the foliage isn’t submerged into the water.
Step 2: Soak your kokedama ball for 1-2 minutes or until the bubbling stops.
Step 3: Gently squeeze the Kokedama Ball for excess water and place it in a colander for another 30 minutes. This step will ensure no dripping.
Step 4: Hang your Kokedama Ball in a medium-light zone in your home and mist your moss every 4-5 days. Remember that moss prefers slight dampness at all times.
Tip: Moss will turn brown if it's under watered or if it has been overwatered which prevents soil/moss breathability.
Tip: If your Kokedama ball feels light, then it's probably time for watering. (Tip within a Tip: Feel the weight of your Kokedama ball right after you water and a week after you water, this will help you get a better idea of when it's time to water. This same technique can be applied to potted house plants as well!)