How often should I submerge my Kokedama?

How often should I submerge my Kokedama?

The submerging time could be from 5 to 15 minutes every one, two, three or even four weeks, depending on the type of plant, size of the moss ball and the temperature.

It is encouraged to lift your kokedama. Once it’s VERY lightweight, it needs water. To do this is the best way to learn and connect with your plant.

During warm seasons we submerge our Kokedamas a few days before instructed on the tag, and during colder months, we do it a couple of days after. e.g. If my Kokedama is Large and the instructions are 10 minutes every two weeks, during warm months, we submerge it every ten days, and during cold months we do it every 18 days.

That means that the interval of time we specify on the tags is always a medium. 

Please check the following tables for guidance:

Kokedama Watering System During Summer

Kokedama Size

Winter in the US (70 F to 90 F)

Small

5 to 10 min every 7 days

Medium

10 min every 8 to 10 days

Large

10 to 15 min every 8 to 10 days

 

Temperatures above 90 F please put your plant indoors.

Kokedama Watering System During Winter

Kokedama Size

Winter in the US (67 F to 55 F)

Small

5 min every 7 to 10 days

Medium

10 min every 10 to 14 days

Large

15 min every 14 to 21 days

 

Temperature Below 55 F please put your plant indoors.


Since this varies depending on the plant and temperatures, the best way to 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. 


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