To make our Hoya Kokedama, we bind the roots of our favorite Hoya plants in bright green sphagnum moss. Hoyas, sometimes nicknamed Wax Plants, are semi-succulent vining plants beloved for their cascading foliage and the clusters of sweet-smelling, star-shaped flowers that emerge on mature plants.
Simply translated, kokedama means "moss ball," and these pieces are our take on the traditional Japanese bonsai practice of the same name. Sometimes called string gardens, each piece can sit in a shallow dish or hang with the attached fishing line loop, making them lovely additions to any window or tabletop.
• Light: Bright, indirect light
• Water: When soil at base of plant feels barely moist, submerge entire moss ball in room temperature water until fully saturated
• Considerations: Hoyas will show you when they're thirsty – water when the leaves start to pucker
WHAT TO EXPECT
We'll make your Hoya Kokedama to order, choosing from our diverse collection of Hoya species (such as H. carnosa, H. pubicalyx and H. 'Krimson Princess'). No two pieces are alike, and yours will have its own unique shape, size and personality - expect this natural variation from the photos, and feel free to include any preferences with your order. Dish sold separately.
Small: 4" - 5" moss ball diameter
Large: 6" - 7" moss ball diameter
Our Plant Craft pieces include detailed care instructions. We include shipping box warmers at no charge as needed. Got questions? Check out our FAQ!
I am thrilled with my new Hoya Kokedama! It arrived in perfect condition, and survived the trip to Dallas without drying out. The plant is as pictured, healthy and full of new growth. This is my 5th plant purchase through Pistil's and would highly recommend this nursery for hard-to-find plants.
I have a wall in my living room that makes a stunning background for about 6-8 of these gorgeous Kokedama! I got a Carnosa in my first one! Ordering another tomorrow to continue my hanging garden collection
Pistils was wonderful and sent me a Hoya from the preferences I listed. The quality of the kokedama is great. The plant is healthy and happy and arrived very well packaged. I appreciated the weather updates and was glad they were watching the winter storms to avoid. The communication updates were useful and not too many. I’ve since bought 3 more...