How to make Kokedama-Moss ball
1. Prepare the materials:
- main soil (a mix of peat moss and your choice of soil)
- Akadama soil (you can make it without this soil and yet better to have)
- Green moss (go pick it!)
Recommended kokedama soil Black Gold All Purpose Potting Soil
Recommended Green Moss Free Shipping! Super Moss. Fresh Green, 32-Ounce
2. Mix the soils and make the moss ball
If you are using soil that doesn't contain peat moss in it, mix some peat in it first( 10-15%)
Example kokedama mix
- main soil 70% akadama 30%
- main soil 50% sand type soil 15% akadama soil 35%
Important to making kokedama balls is to mix the soils well, and make a clay. (you can use your own soil blend. If the consistency of the clay is too loose, it will break when it's watered.)
Example ball shapes
- tear shape
- star, etc.
3. Remove the soil off of your plant
4. Insert your plant into the ball
5. Moisten the green moss
Watering the green moss
6. Cover the ball with the green moss
Cover the whole ball with the green moss and bind it with thread
- same or similar color to the moss
- cotton thread (it dissolves into the soil after a while so you don't need to take it off after the green moss grows on the ball)
- fishing thread (tough and not noticeable but you need to take it off after the green moss grows on the ball)
6 Tada! done!
After you have made your kokedama, you need to water it, so prepare a bucket which contains enough water to cover the green moss ball (not the plant) and leave it for about 10 minutes.
How do you like your first kokedama? It's really cute, isn't is?
Hope you enjoyed the tutorial
Thank you and happy kokedama!Pictures by NICOGUSA. A lot of Thanks!