I love plants. When it comes to our green friends, I don’t discriminate. I love them all. However, I must confess, just like school teachers, I do have my favourites.
Architectural plants get me a bit hot under the collar, Banana palms get me more excited than a man in a uniform and I would happily trade my own head of hair for that of a healthy Maiden Hair fern.
At the moment though… I can’t get enough of the of the ones that have a certain Spiderman like quality. They hang from the ceiling leaning down alluring the upside down kind of kiss. Kokedamas, also known as hanging string plants, are my new found love. So much so, that over the past 4 weeks I’ve made half a dozen. I thought I’d take this opportunity to brag about my new learned skill and to show you guys how to make one (or 6) for yourself!
YOU WILL NEED:
– A plant (I used Maiden Hair fern and other shade lovers, but I recommend doing some research as to which plants grow well in your desired spot, eg. sun/shade, indoor/outdoor)
– A 7:3 ratio of peat soil and premium potting mix
– Slow release fertiliser
– Dry sphagnum moss
– Cotton thread – natural colour is best
– A bowl of water
* All of the above can be found at your local gardening store, (or my fave hangout – Bunnings).
GET TO IT:
To keep your new friend alive and happy, either spray him daily with water or remove from the hook and soak a couple of times a week in water. (depending on the plant and how much water it requires).
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