Kokedama of Dieffenbachia
Potting: Coco-peat mix
Wrapping: Moss, jute strings
Location: Indoor, shade
Light: Shade, artificial light
Temperature: 15 to 35 degree celsius
We have tested it by placing at living rooms, bedrooms, bathrooms, thick shades at Delhi weather conditions for more than a year and it thrives. It does not require to be fed or watered frequently, watering it once in a month and a spoon of fertilizer every spring in the indoor conditions will make it more than happy. Go ahead and buy the kokedama, it tolerates ignoring nature, adds exotic elegance to the interior design, improves air quality, helps to fight sick building syndrome and last but not least helps to bring good luck.
What is kokedama?
Kokedama is a Japanese art of keeping bonsai plant without container, protecting plant roots by akadama (soil) wrapped with keto (peat) at outer layer to form a shape of ball. With enhancements now its common to use coco-peat based potting medium to replace soil and moss is used in place of peat, Kokedama is also known as moss ball or string garden.
How to care kokedama?
Caring kokedama is easier than care of regular indoor plants as coco-peat and moss are known for their moisture resistance, better aireration and light weight, kokedama doesn’t need to be watered frequently, cleaning once in a week is sufficient to maintain plant health.
How to water kokedama?
There are two methods to water kokedama, soaking and misting, depends on plant type either or combination can be used, its recommend to soak the ball in to the water for 5-10 mins, take it out and squeeze without damaging roots to drain access water, place it outdoor in shade for few hours before bringing inside again, you should do it every couple of weeks in summer and once in a month during winters.
When to fertilize kokedama?
Fertilization depends on type of plant, in general indoor plants doesn’t need to be fertilized frequently, offering water soluble fertilizer every spring is sufficient to keep the plant happy.