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3811 N Mississippi Ave
Portland, OR 97227

2139 NW Raleigh St Suite 108
Portland, OR 97210

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Footed Fern Kokedama

$ 38.00

To make our Footed Fern Kokedama, we bind the roots of rhizomatous ferns in bright green sphagnum moss. Though they come from several different genera, these ferns share a unique growing structure, with fronds emerging from rhizomes, a special type of horizontal stem that grows at the soil level, looking almost like the plant's "feet." 

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.

Footed Ferns thrive in bright indirect light. To water, simply soak your kokedama in a sink or basin until thoroughly saturated. Includes detailed care instructions.

We make each piece by hand, choosing from our diverse collection of Footed Ferns, such as Davalia, Phlebodium and Microsorum species. The images are intended to show the variety in appearance in these houseplants - feel free to include any preferences with your order. Kokedama Dish sold separately.

Small: 4" - 5" moss ball diameter
Large: 6" - 7" moss ball diameter


Items in our Plant Lab collection are made to order and require special pre-shipping preparation. They are ready to ship within 5-7 business days. You'll receive a shipping notification email with tracking when your order ships. Box warmer included at no additional charge as necessary.

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Stacie R.
United States United States

First time purchase and it was a great experience. Footed Fern & Staghorn plaques arrived in perfect condition. I will be ordering more!

Pistils Nursery Footed Fern Kokedama Review
Lindsay K.
United States United States
Great gift

I bought this for my mom for mother's day after she admired the one I have several times. She has told me a bunch of times how much she likes it. She says its it's something she can't get locally where she lives and it's uniqueness is what she loves most (Pistils and I are both located in the Pacific Northwest and my mom lives in the Midwest). She's been asking about a modern replacement to another fern she's had for a very long time (maybe 10 years?more?) and this was just the thing. Pistils service and craftsmanship are outstanding and I definitely recommend!

Keeley S.
United States

Bought this as a gift and she loves it. Easy to care for and arrived well packaged.