What Kind of Plants Can be Grown in Kokedama?

Homiful.com -- Have you ever heard of Kokedama? Kokedama is also being known as a Japanese moss ball. Kokedama itself is derived from the Japanese words, koke (moss) and dama (ball). Yes, it is a ball of soil and covered with moss. But along with its development, there is also a Kokedama-style with containers of rounded coconut coir. This way, you don't need an artificial pot or container for the plants.

Kokedama is a suitable option to be used as a booster of the beauty of the house. Here are some types of plants that are ideal for Kokedama. We've pulled What Kind of Plants Can be Grown in Kokedama?



Kokedama is a plant art. Pick the best plant to make a beautiful plant display. Begonia is one of them. It is a versatile and adaptable plant that can grow well in Kokedama. Begonia s ideal for making beautiful hanging Kokedamas. The plant also need a soil-less mix that usually found in moss balls.


Ferns (Asplenium Crispy)

Kokedama is a different way of growing ferns. Ferns accustomed to growing on mossy walls, growing conditions similar to moss balls. Fern has green leaves that can look beautiful, blooms like this. Asplenium is perfect for indoor environments, easy to care for and almost undemanding to complicated treatments.


Monstera adansonii

Monstera adansonii has unique leaves. The naturally formed leaf holes look so beautiful on Kokedama with coir and coconut husk. The most important is to provide well-draining soil that is being covered in coconut husk. Just make sure there isn't too much water in the moss ball to prevent the roots from rotting. Avoid placing this plant in direct sunlight, as the sunlight will make the leaves turn yellow.




ZZ plant

Zamioculcas zamiifolia "ZZ plant" is a good plant for Kokedama art. This plant has thick leaves that can hold water. Make it grow well in a moss ball with coconut husk.  Half soak the balls in a container of water, let it sit for 1 minutes before removing them. To keep the plant healthy, feed once a month the ZZ plant with the best liquid fertilizer. 



Kokedama is trendy, but not always suitable for various types of plants. Choose a type of hardy plant. Maranta or the prayer plant is one of them. Maranta has variegated leaves, which makes it so beautiful on moss balls. They are hardy indoor plants. The prayer plant does not require constant repotting, making it a suitable plant for Kokedama. Place it on a warm spot and bright indirect light.



Snake plant (Sansevieria Francisii)

Sanseviera francissi has leaves that can grow like pineapple leaves on a moss ball. The leaves look like pop-ups from coconut coir balls. This plant requires low and infrequent watering. You can water it once a week. Use a composition of soil that is not too wet to make the plant happy. As too wet soil tend to make the leaves and root rot easily.



Peperomia is a hardy indoor plant,  a stunning plant for Kokeama. Thick stems with large, glossy leaves will make the Kokedama even more special. The thick leaves, able to hold water well. The leaves appear to shrivel if there is a lack of water, and thick if there is enough water. Makes it easy for you to identify if the Peperomia in Kokedama is short of water.

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