We love the plants. The pendant, the bold, those that do not need light. That’s why we can not stop talking about them. And because, moreover, they are ideal in the interior decoration. Imagine a white house, neat, silence. Then another in which the plants bring the natural touch able to illuminate it all. Or, at least, make us feel the nature from the very heart of the city.
Sure that the saw at some trendy restaurant and ‘hipster’. Of those in which plants are an essential element in the decoration. Or perhaps in the home of a ‘millennial’ by their tendency to recharge the houses with pots. Without further ado, this is the kokedama, which is a japanese technique where the absolute protagonist are the plants. But what is kokedama? What is the difference of the other techniques?
The kokedamas are a craft technique where you removed the pot and the substrate of a plant, and is replaced by a ball of clay which retains water.
This ball is lined with moss, resulting in a planter, natural very decorative and stimulating that breaks our mental models of container for plants. In fact, kokedama means moss ball in japanese, and is a mixture of concepts and techniques used in Japan as:
Nearai: cultivation of plants in a small clay pot or on a rock, where the substrate is practically in the air.
Kusamono: cultivation of plants in a small bowl, placed on a lacquered wood.
Bonsai: culture of plants, such as trees and shrubs, which are required to contain its growth.
If there is something that is interesting kokedama is for its originality. No two are alike, as each one made made entirely handmade. Each person can make their own version through this plant is cultivated with a mixture of land surrounded by a layer of moss. That is to say, that the pot is fully alive.
The question is: how Are plants exterior or interior? Usually it is usually placed in the interior instead of the outside, as in this case we would need more care and attention. So, in case you decide to put in your life a kokedama, the best idea is that it is in the interior. Thus, you’ll be able to decorate rooms and corners with different plants like ferns, ivy, roses, geraniums, etc
Maintenance and placement of the kokedama
Their maintenance does not differ much from the plants grown in pot. We recommend that the water them by immersion or by sprinkling of the moss ball. The frequency of irrigation depends on the time of year, in cold periods, it will be more spacing than in warm periods.
If you want to decorate your house with a kokedama, you must choose a correct site and illuminatednear a window, and, above all, away from heating or air currents. Ah! And if you want to be a modern full, join the revolution of kokedamas hanging on ceilings and walls. A simple way to bring elegance and ease to your space. We show you now some of the benefits of having in your home with this japanese technique.
A simple technique and very aesthetic to decorate
As you may have been able to observe, the kokedama is a craft technique that eliminates the pot and the substrate of a plant. This last is replaced by a ball of clay which retains water and that is, for many, the most modern. A potted natural and very decorative that breaks with the classic container plants.
Fit virtually any plant
Before you integrate in the decoration of your house, the kokedama, you should know that you can perform with the most of plants. You can choose between those more ephemeral or enduring, small or large, with or without the flower. Yes, look very well in how to respond to the transplant and his vegetative state to work with more or less care.
Invade the spaces of green
Probably, in more of a modern restaurant you’ve seen hanging kokedamas for the walls and the shelves. Surprised, right? Especially because, as they do not need flower pots, only a support (like a stone or wood) or rope can be hung from any site. They are like cosques floating trap for his subtlety.
Great advantages for your plants
Now your plants can be very well nourished, being kokedamas! Beyond its virtue aesthetics, this technique contributes to the plant advantages as the aeration to the roots or the retention of nutrients thanks to one of its components, the clay akadama.
They are the result of a creative work and artisanal
Did you know what with this technique you can convert in kokedamas from a tree to a small succulent of 2 cm in height? It is a method that allows you to explore and play with living matter to create true works of nature.