a close up of a green plant

DIY
Houseplant Kokedama

Step 1

Set the pre-made Kokedama into a pot to keep it upright and stable while you plant.

Premade Kokedama sitting in a pot

Step 2

Fill 2/3 of a Kokedama ball with Dr. Earth Pot of Gold Potting Soil.

Kokedama ball filled with potting soil

Step 3

Gently place your favorite houseplant inside the Kokedama, moving around the soil to cover the root ball.

croton houseplant inside a Kokedama

Step 4

Be sure to fill with soil, little by little to fill any pockets. Dress with preserved moss for a finished look. Water thoroughly.

Closeup of plant in a Kokedama topped with decorative moss

Houseplant Kokedama

Kokedama is the Japanese art of growing plants in a ball of soil, covered in moss. Great for all kinds of indoor or shade-loving plants from ferns to succulents and more. Beautiful when grouped and displayed hanging in a window, or as an accent on a table. Water by soaking the Kokedama ball in water for an hour or two, then let drip dry in a sink or other durable worksurface. Take note of the weight of the ball after you water; when it begins to feel "light" again, it's time to water.

Supplies List

  • 1 - 4-in houseplant
  • 1 - Kokedama moss ball kit
  • 1 - Bag of SuperMoss preserved moss
  • 1 - Bag of Dr. Earth Pot of Gold Potting Soil