Kokedama Hoya Care
How often you water your Kokedama will depend on what plant you use and the location you keep it in.
For our class, we used a Hoya plant, which likes to be kept in bright, indirect light (near a Southern or Western window, just outside of where a cat would like to sunbathe).
When To Water:
Hoyas also like to dry out between waterings. If you gently press on the leaf of a well-watered Hoya it should feel firm. A thirsty Hoya’s leaves will have a little give when pressed (think of the bounce of a trampoline).
How light or heavy your moss ball is can also be an indicator as to whether the plant needs to be watered or not; the lighter it is, means that the soil surrounding your roots holds a lower amount of water.
How To Water:
To water your Kokedama, soak the ball in a bowl or saucer of water for 30-60 minutes, allowing the water to absorb to the roots. You can also add a teaspoon of your favorite houseplant fertilizer to the bowl to boost your plant’s health during the Spring and Summer seasons. Let the Kokedama drip dry a bit before returning it to its display.
Trimming and Replanting -Eventually:
Similar to Bonsai, Kokedama culture involves keeping your plant trimmed back, however, the look you want is up to you! Eventually, the plant will use up the available soil and you will need to cut the twine. You can either choose to move the plant to a traditional pot or start the fun again!