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Heat-resistant kokedamas: tips for decorating in hot climates

In recent years, kokedamas have become a decorating trend that has taken homes around the world by storm. These beautiful moss balls with plants inside not only add a natural and exotic touch to any space, but also offer a very special way to display plants indoors.

However, for those who live in warm climates, keeping kokedamas in good condition can be a challenge. Fortunately, with some tips and proper care, it is possible for our kokedamas to withstand the heat, looking spectacular even in the hottest conditions.

Tillandsia Rosa Kokedama

Choosing the right plants

The first step in making our kokedamas heat-resistant is to carefully select the right plants. Opt for species that are native to hot climates and are adapted to high temperatures and intense light conditions.

Some ideal choices include succulents, cacti or hardy tropical plants such as sansevieria. These plants not only survive well in hot climates, but also have lower water requirements, making them perfect for the kokedama technique.

Proper Substrate

Substrate is a crucial element in creating heat-resistant kokedama. Use a mix that retains moisture, but at the same time has good drainage.

The Akadama substrate we use at Omotesandō is ideal because of its qualities. Enter this article of our blog to discover more about it.

Watering and humidity

In warm climates, it is essential to control the watering of your kokedama. Although it is important to keep the substrate moist, avoid overwatering, as this can lead to diseases such as mildew or root rot, especially in high humidity conditions.

Before watering, always check the moisture content of the moss. Also, consider lightly spraying the leaves with water to increase humidity around the plant, especially during the hottest days.

Location and protection

The location of your kokedamas is also key to keeping them healthy in hot climates. Place them in areas with indirect or filtered light, especially during the hottest hours of the day. Avoid exposing them to direct intense sunlight, as this can burn the leaves and quickly dehydrate the moss ball.

Ficus Ginseng Kokedama - Omotesandō Plants

With these tips and proper care of your kokedama, you can enjoy beautiful, heat-resistant kokedamas that will add a green and exotic touch to your home, even in the hottest climates.

If you liked it, take a look at our catalog and enjoy the natural beauty of these fascinating Japanese creations.