Jungle Cactus Kokedama
To make our Jungle Cactus Kokedama, we bind the roots of epiphytic cacti in bright green sphagnum moss. Rhipsalis and Hatiora are two of many genera of jungle cacti that grow on the branches of trees in the understories of tropical forests, making them tolerant of more moisture than their desert counterparts.
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: Tolerates low light, but thrives in medium to bright, indirect light
• Water: When soil at base of plant is dry, submerge entire moss ball in room temperature water until fully saturated
• Considerations: Jungle cacti will show you when they're thirsty - water when the foliage begins to pucker
WHAT TO EXPECT
We'll make your Jungle Cactus Kokedama to order, choosing from our diverse collection of Rhipsalis, Hatiora, Epiphyllum, Selenicereus, Lepismium, and Schlumbergera species. 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!
jungle cactus kokedama
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