Remove excess soil until the roots of the plant are visible.
Wrap roots in wet spaghnum moss, securing with string. This will keep the plant roots moist and healthy.
Cover root base with mud mixture, forming a ball. Use this opportunity to sculpt and mold the shape of your kokedama with care and patience.
Step 5: Cover ball in spaghnum or sheet moss. Place ball on top of laid out moss, then wrap around the circumference.
Wrap string around ball until moss is secure. This isn’t always intuitive, and sometimes takes a few tries. Luckily, the Wabi-Sabi mindset appreciates the capacity for improvement and the beauty in imperfection.
Your kokedama is ready to thrive!
Luna Botanicals is a New Orleans based plant pop-up shop specializing in potted and hanging plants, custom-made terrariums, plant workshops, landscape design and installation.
The pair behind Luna Botanicals consists of Jeanne & Stephen Luna; Luna Botanicals came to fruition through Stephen's landscape architecture experience, and Jeanne's love of styling.
Drawing inspiration from the natural beauty of Southern Louisiana, as well as our travels, we strive for our plant collection to breathe life into both interior and exterior spaces through hard-to-find, but easy-to-grow plants that anyone can find joy in nurturing!
Currently you can find us at various art markets and planting workshops around New Orleans. Follow us to see where we'll pop-up next! #webringthegreen