One of the latest trends in the field of indoor plants is the kokedama. It’s a form of Japanese garden art, and literally means: mossball. You can buy them ready-made in the store, but it’s also very nice to make one yourself. A plant that’s very suitable for this, is the orchid. This plant has air roots to fuel food, and the pot is actually only necessary to be able to put it down. That’s why we collected some tips for making a kokedama with an orchid. Have fun!
- An orchid, you can choose which variety and size
- Flat moss
How to make a Kokedama with an orchid
Carefully remove the orchid from its plastic pot. Then wrap the moss around the roots, try to cover them as much as possible. The easiest thing is to use one piece, not small pieces. Secure it by wrapping the rope around the moss. If you want, you can decorate the kokedama a little bit extra, with colored rope or wire lighting.
Spray the kokedama occasionally with some water, or place it on a plate with water. Through the moss, the roots remain moist for a long time and you don’t have to water it again soon.
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