If your Kokedama seems light when you pick it up it usually means it is ready to be watered. Some plants prefer the soil to dry out before watering, while others prefer to maintain a moist ball. Typically, the time between waters is a week, but this can vary depending on location of the plant to sunlight and heat. If the plant is outside or hanging, watering may be more frequent. See the download below for plant specific care.
During spring and summer, fertilize your kokedama monthly with a liquid indoor plant fertilizer at 1/2 the recommended concentration. Simply mix the fertilizer into the water and soak as usual.
Kokedama's are susceptible to over- and under-watering just like any other potted plant. Leaf browning and crisping around edges tends to indicate under-watering. A brown "mushiness" of the leaves or stems, black stems at the base, and leaf-yellowing tends to indicate overwatering. Remember; all plants require less water during dormancy (in fall & in winter) and more during periods of active growth (in spring and summer.)
PLEASE NOTE THAT IF YOU ARE PLANNING ON PLACING THE KOKEDAMA ON A SURFACE THAT CAN BE NEGATIVELY AFFECTED BY WATER, YOU SHOULD PLACE THE KOKEDAMA ON A SAUCER IN ORDER TO PROTECT THE TABLE SURFACE.
If the Kokedama's roots start to break through the moss ball, you need to either create a larger Kokedama or plant the Kokedama into a Pot. The following goes through potting the Kokedama.
You will need to get a pot that will generously fit your Kokedama leaving about an inch of space between the pot and the Kokedama.
Get some potting soil and fill the bottom of the pot about an inch. You want to make sure there is enough dirt so that the base of the plant is level with the top of the pot.
Cut the string off the kokedama and throw it away. Place the rest of the Kokedama into the center of the pot on top of the dirt that was added.
Holding the base of the Kokedama in the middle of the pot, fill the edges around the Kokedama with your extra potting soil until it reaches the top.
Water your newly planted Kokedama plant and display it in the same location.
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