Kokedama From Plant Cuttings

After recently pruning my pothos houseplant, I looked down at the pile of cuttings, and hating to throw them away, thought it would be a great opportunity to root them and try my hand at kokedama. Kokedama, which translates to moss ball, is a traditional Japanese garden art form. Forgoing the pot, plants are grown in a ball of soil that is covered with moss and wrapped with string. Kokedama can be displayed on a stand or plate, or suspended to create gorgeous string gardens.
As it turned out, kokedama are easier to make than I imagined they would be. It's a great project for those on a budget because the cuttings are free and there's no need to buy an expensive flowerpot. And if you are lucky enough to have moss growing in your yard, it costs next to nothing!
Materials
- plant cuttings
- peat moss
- garden soil
- sheet moss
- twine
- small container for mixing soil
- scissors
1. Root cuttings in water.
2. Mix equal parts of peat moss and garden soil.
3. Add water and mix until the soil clumps together.
4. Form a ball of soil around the rooted ends of cuttings.
5. Cover with moss.
6. Wrap randomly with twine and tie the ends tightly.
7. Tie on a long piece of twine if you wish to hang your kokedama.
Create a beautiful string garden by hanging an odd number of kokedama at different heights.
Visit my blog post on Craftiments for a more detailed tutorial and watering instructions.

Kirstin
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  • Bernie Bernie on Jun 14, 2019

    This is something I really can do. And i have some great places to hang these. In the Northwest we have hot summers, and these would grow well in my carport that only gets morning sun. I think I may do some for the winter as my family calls my indoor garden my forest! Thanks for the great idea!

  • DB DB on Feb 11, 2020

    It helps to have some clay on your soil. Forms into a ball and hold water a little better.

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