How to Make Hanging Moss Ball Planters

7 Materials
1 Hour

These hanging moss balls, called kokedama, are the perfect way to bring a little greenery to your windows without cluttering the sill with pots. They're easy to make, and easy to care for too!

how to make hanging moss ball planters

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3 of 8 questions
  • Darlene Berg
    on Jul 14, 2017

    Can I use the moss I find outside; will it be the same as the package product ??
    • Timi marie hardan
      on Jun 8, 2019

      Yes you can and the fresher the better. The only thing you need to do is , submerge

      the moss over night in water, kind of like what you do to fresh mushrooms . .critters crawl up to the top and you scoot them out. In the morning, drain the water out and fluff the moss off. Hanging Spanish moss works great too, have fun.

      Remember to mist your moss balls when they look dry.

      Hope this helps, TIMI>^..^

  • S. McManus
    on Apr 27, 2019

    How do you water it and maintain the shape?

    • Tam risser
      on Apr 29, 2019

      I purchased mine, but find a weekly soak does the trick.

      Have ivy, and hung from twine, (which you will need to replace about once a year). I really like them a lot, and have also purchase to be given as gifts.

  • Lisa
    on Apr 29, 2019


    I love these and am purchasing the stuff to do it now :)

    I have a question though, do they eventually grow and fall apart? Or do I make a bigger ball??



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  • Cat
    on Jun 21, 2017

    love this - i haven't tried it yet but i do plan to - i'm wondering if any kind of plant will work - i'm thinking of something easy to grow. thank you!
  • Kim Casper
    on May 10, 2019

    More than quite nice💪🏾

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