Kokedama are easy to care for, requiring water only once ever 1-3 weeks depending on plant variety.
Your kokedama may be suspended in the air or placed in a dish. If placed in a dish, it is ideal but not necessary to place a few stones or other objects between your kokedama and the dish to encourage airflow.
We generally select hardy, low maintenance plant varieties to create kokedama. Water your kokedama when the plant base becomes dry and light. Usually just once every 1-3 weeks depending on the variety. Tropicals generally appreciate watering once a week. Bromeliads and other epiphytes appreciate a bit of drying out between watering and can generally go 2-3 weeks without watering. (They do like a little misting in between waterings if you remember.)
Succulents and cacti can go a few weeks without watering and up to a month in the winter time. These guys are tough and do best with a bit of neglect.
To water your kokedama, you can hold the root base under your tap until saturated or simply fill a basin with water and leave your kokedama to soak for 10 minutes. You can hasten this process by holding the base of your kokedama under the water until the bubbles rising to the surface slow dramatically.
Gently squeeze your kokedama root base to get rid of excess water and lightly reshape after watering.
Let your kokedama drip dry then re-hang or place back in its dish. You can place your kokedama on a towel or hang until it no longer drips.
All kokedama appreciate bright, indirect light.
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