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About the 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. 

Uses

Kokedama's are a novelty style of houseplant that can be used is a variety of settings.  Here are some of the clever uses of our Kokedamas:

 

  • On your coffee table or other surface in your home
  • Office desk topper
  • Hanging from a hook by the window
  • Wedding party or event center pieces
  • Birthday parties
  • Real estate giveaways
  • Restaurant decor


They also make great house warming presents, thank you presents, or hostess gifts. 

Cancellation Policy

For events and preorders, plants are normally purchased 2 weeks prior.  If you need to cancel the order and the plants have not yet been purchased, there will be no fee.  If the plants have already been purchased for the event, there will be a 50% total cost restocking fee imposed.  This is in order to cover the cost of the plants.

Sales Policy

All sales are final