How to create Japanese Moss Balls known as Kokedama
A perfect way to add greenery to your home without pots cluttering your window sill or table, this can give you a fun new way to display your house plants! Recently, I have learned how to make hanging Japanese moss balls and its simple and fun to make! I am a huge fan of Japanese decor and culture, so our house is sprinkled with this lovely decor throughout the rooms.
Materials that you will need : 4” potted plant that loves direct sunlight such as; asparagus fern,, or hedera ivy. Peat moss, potting soil, sheet moss, fishing line or jute twine.
Below is the instructions to follow to create this fun a new hanging planter
1st Prepare the root ball
Water your plant the day before this will ensure that the soil is damp, but not liquid to work with. Remove the plant from its pot and mold / shape the soil and roots into a ball shape base.
2nd Create a mixture of 1 part peat moss and 1 part soil, add water to the mixture and form a firm ball.
Split the ball in half and take one half of the ball to place and form it to the plant root ball, then repeat the same process for the second half. At the end you should have a larger formed root ball around your plant.
3rd Wrapping with sheet moss
Soak the sheet moss in water until it becomes soft, then lay your plant ball in center of the sheet moss and wrap the plant ball with the sheet moss. Wrap the fishing twine around the circumference of the moss ball until the moss is not loose.
4th Hanging your plant
First think about how far you would like to hang your plant in the window or space. Cut the twine measure out a piece 4 times the length from the hook. Fold the twine in half, then fold it in ½ again. Tie the folded ends together to form loops for hanging then tie the loose ends together, place each of the 4 lines apart and place the plant ball in the middle of the line and pull up the loops to hang!