Kokedama Care during Summer

Houseplant's care during summer is quite low-fuss, however, some special considerations need to be made for indoor plants to keep them well and alive. 

Kokedama is a well-known Japanese art of growing ornamental plants in a ball of soil covered with moss. Kokedama plants are simple yet versatile and allow you to add sophistication to your indoors.  

How to Care Kokedama Plants in Summer?

Kokedamas are easy to maintain, perfect for a small space, and live for years.

In this article we will give you the best tips to surf the summer waves of plant parenting like a pro.

  • Watering

Watering requirements for kokedama plants are a bit different from ordinary houseplants as they are exposed to the air from all sides, especially, when hanging.

The best method to water a kokedama is soaking.

  • Soak the moss ball in a container filled with tepid water.
  • Leave it soaked for 5 to 15 minutes depending on the ball size.
  • Remove the ball, squeeze it lightly, and place it in a colander to let the water drip for about 20 min.
  • Place it back to its place.

During summer, you may need to water a kokedama more often, or for a longer period of time, depending on temperature.

Our watering system it's based on the plant and size of the ball. See the table below:

Kokedama Watering System During Summer

Kokedama Size

Summer in the US (80 F and above)


5 min every 5 to 7 days


10 to 12 min every 8 to 10 days


12 to 15 min every 10 to 12 days


Since this varies depending on the plant and temperatures, the best way to exactly know when to submerge your kokedamas is by lifting the moss ball; If it's lightweight it needs water, this method will also help you connect with your plant and avoid overwatering. 

  • Light

During warmer months, you need to make sure that the plant is receiving enough light but no direct sun. If it's a low light plant you can also keep them under home/office light.

Always monitor the leaves once you place them near a window, the heat or sun can burn the plant, make sure the leaves don't touch the glass. Move off the windowsill if you think it might be too hot.

  • Fertilizer

Even though the fertilizer is an ally during summer, your kokedama needs to be fertilize only once a month. Anyways, if your plant is in survival mode, make sure to wait until the weather is cooler so you can fertilize it. 

Applying fertilizing to a plant while is in survival mode can stressed the roots a lot more since it's not prepared to absorb the nutrients. 

The Last Words

Kokedama plant exhibits a beautiful way of gardening and adding freshness and greenery to your indoor space. With little care and maintenance, you can keep your kokedama fresh and healthy throughout summer. If you have any particular questions about kokedama care, do let us know in the comment section and we will help you out.

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