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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.

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