Kokedama Kit – Step by Step Instructions

Contained in your Kokedama Kit are all of the requirements to make either 2 small sized kokedama balls or 1 medium sized ball.

Included are:

  • Ready Mixed Kokedama Soil with Peat Moss, Charcoal and Fertilizer
  • Sphagnum Moss
  • Twine

You will also need:

  • Plant: small hardy indoor plant eg. Parlour Palm, Syngonium, Pothos, Spathiphyllum (Peace Lily), Sansevieria, Jade or Ribbon Plant.
  • Water
  • 2 Buckets/Bowls
  • Scissors


  • Prepare Sphagnum Moss by placing it in bucket/bowl to soak and absorb water (approx. 5-10 mins)
  • Place Kokedama Soil Mix in another bucket/bowl and add small amounts of water until the mix has absorbed all of the water and is able to be formed into a mud ball that will retain it’s shape
  • Remove the plant from it’s pot and place on the table
  • Form a ball with half of the kokedama mix. Break the ball in half and encase the plants root ball within the ball pushing the halves together around it to form a ball shape.
  • Extra soil mix can be added to the ball to cover any gaps and form a nice ball shape.
  • Wrap the entire soil ball with a layer of the damp sphagnum moss so that all of the soil mix is completely covered.
  • Wrap the twine firmly around the sphagnum moss until it is held in place and retains the shape of the ball.
  • Any manipulation of the moss ball to fine tune it’s shape can be done at this point while the ball is still damp.

Care and Maintenance:

  • Kokedama balls like to be kept in bright filtered light out of direct sunlight.
  • Water approximately once weekly by completely immersing the ball in a bucket/bowl of water until saturation (until the bubbles stop coming out).
  • Allow the moss ball to drain and then sit it in a small dish or hang.
  • Please note: More watering may be required during periods of high heat or if your plant is living in constant air conditioning or heating. Less watering will be required during winter.