Ko Kay Da Ma (in englisch "moss ball") is a ball of moss on which an ornamental plant grows. They also had the nickname "poor people's bonsai". This old cultivation method was born in Japan during the Edo period. The Edo period is the period in Japanese history from 1603 to 1868. At that time, the Tokugawa shoguns ruled in what was then the main city of Edo (now Tokyo). The Japanese economy was mainly based on the agricultural sector. The farmers lived in walled villages. An internal market developed in response to the end of foreign trade. At this very moment of closure, these mooballs were born. Even then, the Japanese understood the positive effects of vegetation in their own four walls. In this way, they also enjoyed the beauty of nature with its invigorating effect in their homes. We love this way of planting and can actually testify that the plants in the moss pot are easier to handle. Soaking in water for a few minutes is enough to provide the plant with sufficient water. The watered moss balls also have a great side effect, they are excellent humidifiers.
Traditionally, the Kokedama were placed on bowls or flat plates. Today they are also often used as hanging plants. Presented in macramé hanger matching the currently very trendy boho style.
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