You must have heard a thousand times about Ikebana, the Japanese floral art that we can find in many different spaces. But do you know about Kokedama? What is it? What plants does it use? How is Kokedama made?
From Verdissimo, the leading producer of preserved plants and flowers, we want to talk in this post about this floral art, an art unknown to many but that’s striking and suitable for decorating numerous spaces.
What is Kokedama art?
Kokedama is a Japanese art linked to floral art. The concept of Kokedama can be translated as moss ball, since Koke= moss and dama=ball.
This technique resembles how to care for bonsais, because it consists of giving creative shapes to plants in small spaces. In the case of a moss ball, it’s much simpler.
Now that you know that Kokedama is just a plant grown in a moss ball without any pot, we’ll tell you which plants are suitable for Kokedama, how to make it and what advantages preserved products give it.
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Moss and plants for Kokedama
In theory, the art of Kokedama can be done with almost any plant. However, the use of some plants is especially recommended. Some of these plants are the following:
- Fern: Ferns include several species. Most of them are suitable for making Kokedama. Ferns are also often used in decorating spaces, whether homes or workplaces.
- Thuja Orientalis: The Thuja Orientalis is a conifer. Like it, many other conifers are suitable for this ancient Japanese floral art. It’s characterized by its green leaves and it’s arranged in crossed and alternating pairs.
- Moss ball: As we mentioned, a moss ball is required to carry out this Japanese technique. Plants are grown inside the moss ball, which acts as a pot.
Do you know more plants for Kokedama art? Have you thought about other plants that may be suitable? If so… tell us in the comments! Our readers will love to know about different options that this Japanese floral art offers.
How to make Kokedama?
Before telling you how you can make Kokedama, we’ll tell you about the materials you need to get to work:
- A plant: any of the ones we’ve mentioned above is good. However, you can innovate with many others.
- Clay substrate.
- Moss ball.
Now that you know the materials required to make Kokedama, we’ll talk about the procedure. The procedure is very easy:
- Make a hole in the moss ball if it doesn’t already have one. Usually you’ll have to make it yourself. If you want, you can also already purchase your moss ball prepared so that the procedure is much simpler.
- Place the plant inside the moss ball.
As we’ve mentioned previously, the moss ball can be made yourself. In this case, you’ll need thread, clay substrate, etc.
If you want to use this technique easily, you can purchase the Verdissimo moss ball and just place the plant you’ve chosen inside.
Kokedama is a valuable decorative element!
Kokedama with preserved products
As we’ve mentioned before, you can select the plant that you like best, although we recommend indoor plants so that they last more or less the same as a moss ball. A good option is to use preserved products. They’re indoor and last a long time without light or water. Also, you can find a great variety of plants for Kokedama and high-quality moss for Kokedama. Another advantage is that these plants don’t grow, so they can last longer inside the moss ball.
What are you waiting for?
Become a floral artist and start to create your own floral works by using Kokedama art.
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