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Create a kokedama hanging garden

Discover a whole new way of displaying house plants with this Japanese art form.

Meaning “moss” (koke) and “ball” (dama), kokedama is a Japanese art form that offers a whole new way of displaying house plants. It’s intriguing, tranquil, and thoroughly enjoyable to put together.

Plants should last 1–2 years and can be kept small by pruning. If roots start to show through, it’s time to repot. Almost any plants can be grown but remember some will die off or go dormant in winter, while evergreens provide year-round interest.

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Materials
  • 2 large bowls
  • multi-purpose peat-substitute potting mix
  • akadama (baked clay particles)
  • bucket of water
  • water mister
  • natural string or jute twine
  • scissors
  • secure hook

Plant list
  • carpet moss
  • Davallia humata tyermanii ‘Bunny’
  • Erigeron karvinskianus
  • Hosta ‘Blue Mouse Ears’
  • Miscanthus sinensis ‘Gold Bar’
  • Nephrolepis exaltata
  • Ophiopogon nigrescens
  • Platycerium bifurcatum
  • Rhodanthemum ‘African Eyes’
  • sphagnum moss (if dried, soak for at least 1 hour first and squeeze out excess water before using)
 

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