Spring has Sprung

Spring has Sprung

Spring is here to make you feel joy.

We bet many of you felt that owning a Kokedama was a difficult task, but by now, most of you have a new perspective about this ancient Japanese art.

This spring, the connection you have with nature will expand through our Kokedamas; your plants will start to experience new growth, and that's also growth within you.

 We start to fertilize our Kokedamas from Spring to Summer, and here's all you need to know about it:

 

Plant Food

 

On your next submerging date after March the 20th, start fertilizing your Kokedamas with water diluted fertilizer. 

The three elements in fertilizers are Nitrogen, Phosphorous, and Potassium. 

 Nitrogen: increases the growth of the leaves and stems.

Phosphorus: contributes to healthy root growth. 

Potassium: enhances overall plant health. 

 

Evergreen plants need balanced nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium. This combination will promote the optimal growth of your plants.

 We use Miracle-Gro all-purpose plant food for its formula. The application is easy, mix one tablespoon per gallon of water, and then immerse your evergreen Kokedama in that formula. You could use any other of your preference. Just remember to follow the instructions of each of them and to feed your Kokedama only once a month. 

 Plants in this category: ponytail palm, aglaonema, money tree, calatheas, dracaenas, in between others. 

 

Blooming plants need more phosphorus in the formula, the main ingredient for the flowers to thrive. 

 For these plants, we use Scotts Super Bloom, use as directed in the label, to avoid burning the roots of the plants. Use this fertilizer once a month with Kokedamas. 

Plants in this category: anthuriums, bromeliads, begonias, fittonias, polka dots, in between others.

 

African Violets need a special fertilizer the brand we use is African Violet Plant Food by the resource center.

 

Bonsais need balanced nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium.

 We use Perfect Plants Liquid Bonsai Fertilizer. Follow the instructions as directed in the label. Feed it once a month until the end of summer.

 If you feed it every other week, as most fertilizer brands recommend, you could start to experience roots growing out of the moss ball; Even if the roots come out, don't worry, you could clip them with clean garden sheers.

 

Your thumb should be greener since now you know more about your plants in the Kokedama technique.

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