Begonia Zanzibar Kokedama
Kokedama is a Japanese word that translates to "moss ball". These are great for small spaces and they can grow with your plant! Rex Begonias are a beautiful plant that can be grown in as a houseplant or a shade annual. The unique thing about rex begonias is they are constantly changing color as they grow. These plants are grown almost exclusively for their foliage, as their blooms tend to be small and less showy. They originated in the forests of northern India.
Each plant is unique you might not receive the exact plant in the photo but you will receive one as similar as possible. Expect that some dirt will have come loose in transit, the most important part is that the roots are in tact and healthy. The best way to care for your plant is to immediately water it and place it in bright, indirect light.
When watering a kokedama, fill a container with water and allow the moss ball to sit, submerged in the water with the plant end up, for 10-20 minutes, or when it has been fully saturated with water. Allow the kokedama to drip dry after it's been removed from the container. You'll want to water your kokedama when it starts to feel light or at least once a week. Moss balls also appreciate a good misting in addition to soaking. These are ideal for bathrooms and kitchens due to how warm and humid they are, but you'll want to keep them away from drying vents, heaters, outside doors, and open windows.
Recommendations for growing success:
Light: Medium to bright indirect sunlight
Watering: Allow soil dry out between watering
Soil: Use a well draining soil
Humidity: Boost humidity during winter or if the tips of the leaves begin to brown
Repotting: Repot plant in the spring, if the plant becomes rootbound it will lose its color
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