5 Reasons to LOVE Kokedamas

Kokedama (Japanese Moss Ball)

Why do we love Kokedamas? At Fern we enjoy exploring different plant design concepts. Traditionally, when you think of houseplants you may imagine them in a pot of soil on a shelf. Kokedamas are easy to care for, and we can help you create one, in one of our workshops! Here are a couple of reasons why we love them. 

They are FUN to make

They are fun to make and you can create them in no time with little skill. In our workshops we teach you step by step how to create your own Kokedama. You can sign up to attend one of our workshops on your own or come with friends. Workshops are a great way to learn more about Kokedamas and have a awesome time doing it!

You can use a variety of different plants to make one!

When selecting a plant to use, you want to look for plants that have hearty root systems. Since you are essentially creating a new environment for the plant structure with soil and moss.  Pothos, ferns, philodendrons, peperomias and bromeliads are the best plants to use when creating a Kokedama.

Aesthetically pleasing

Kokedamas imbues the Japanese Aesthetic of Wasi-Sabi, meaning the appreciation of the imperfections of nature and the transience of natural beauty. A Kokedama creates a sculpture-like creation in your space. Kokedama’s truly are a living piece of art highlighting the imperfections and raw beauty of the plant.

Kokedamas have Japanese Heritage

Kokedama is a form of Japanese Art that is centuries old and tied to the practice of Bonzi. Loosely translated ‘Koke’ means moss and ‘Dama’ means Ball. Thus they are also known as ‘Japanese Moss Balls’.

Alternative to Macrame

If macrame isn’t your thing, Kokedamas are a great alternative to showcase your plants in a new an intrinsic way. Kokedamas can be displayed in saucers, plates, bowls or hanging with fishing wire.

If you’re interested in creating your own living work of art. Sign up HERE to participate of our workshops!