Handcrafted Kokedama

Moss Acres now offers for sale Handcrafted Kokedama. 

Kokedama is a Japanese word that, simply translated, means “moss ball”. Sometimes called the “Poor Man’s Bonsai” or “string gardens,” the of art of binding plants into green, mossy orbs dates back centuries to the Edo era in Japan (around 1600 AD). Kokedama is a style of Japanese bonsai, where a plant's root system is simply wrapped in sphagnum moss and bound with string, transforming it into a sculptural art form. Loosely translated, 'koke' means moss and 'dama' means ball. Attractive when placed on saucers, Kokedama can also be created as hanging plants. String gardens are a great way to add a natural element to your home and bring the outdoors in. 

Making a kokedama is a fun process that involves stripping soil from the plant's roots and using a special-clay rich soil blend to sculpt the plant into a ball, which is later bound with moss. 

Caring for these living sculptures varies widely depending on the species of the plant used.