A Kokedama (moss ball) is a Japanese art form of living sculpture suspended in air.
Very similar to bonsai, the plant and roots of a kokedama are contained in a small space. Its form and preparation represents the Japanese wabi-sabi aesthetic principles, defined as one of beauty that is “imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete.”
Basic instructions of caring for a Kokedama:
- Hang your Kokedama in bright, indirect light.
- To water, submerge your kokedama in a bucket or bowl of water weekly.
- Let it drip excess water and return it to its post.
That’s it! Easy, right?
Of course, some of the care instructions change based on the plants you choose to incorporate in your work of art. However, at Cat-Hawk Gardens we always encourage participants to use drought tolerant succulents or ferns.