Indoor plant of the month
Inspired by an ancient Japanese art form, kokedama is an organic, natural way to display indoor plants. Plants that are suited to kokedamas are ferns, peace lilies, tuberous begonias and orchids. A kokedama is a moss ball which is packed around the root ball of an indoor plant; string is wound around the moss ball to keep it in place. There are two types of kokedama; one that can be suspended like a hanging basket and the other with an inner plastic lining into which you can drop a pot plant and then stand it on a table.
Care tip When the ball dries out or becomes slightly lighter in colour, it’s time to water. For hanging kokedamas, half-submerge in a bucket of water. When the ball feels heavy, take it out of the bucket, allow to drain in the kitchen sink and then hang up again.