February 16, 2021
Step 5: Pull the sides of your remay cloth up tightly around the ball of soil. Secure your cloth bound soil using the piece of twine being careful not to break the leaves or stems of your plant. Trim excess cloth and twine.
Step 6: Grab your sphagnum moss and wrap to cover the entire root ball. Then, using the nylon string, wrap one end around the moss ball and tie tightly using a double knot. Holding the moss ball in one hand begin wrapping by circling with the nylon string vertically, horizontally, and diagonally. Be sure to hold the string taut when wrapping to ensure that the moss is held in place. Tie the string off onto itself and secure with a double knot.
You did it! Now stand back and admire your work. You can display your finished kokedama sitting on a windowsill or table or resting in a favorite dish. If you would like to hang your kokedama you can tie each end of a piece of nylon string to the string your kokedama was bound with. Water your kokedama by soaking the moss ball for 20 minutes in a bowl of water. The frequency of watering will be specific to the plant you chose.