KOKEDAMA CARE: WHEN AND HOW TO WATER. Caring for kokedama can be very easy. Follow these steps to keep your kokedama healthy and vibrant.
1. CHECK THE WEIGHT OF THE KOKEDAMA
 
Pick up the kokedama and feel its weight in your hand. If it feels light, it's time to water it. If this is your first time checking your kokedama's weight, go through the watering process this time and then take note of the weight of a freshly watered kokedama for future reference.
2. PUT THE KOKEDAMA IN A CONTAINER
 
Place the kokedama in a watering container. We like to use glass containers because you can see the kokedama as you water and because they are easy to clean. If you don't have a glass container, any container that holds water will do.
3. PREPARE SOME ROOM TEMPERATURE WATER
 
Draw some fresh water that is as close to room temperature as possible from the tap. Matching the temperature helps to minimize shock for the kokedama when it gets watered.
4. POUR WATER INTO THE CONTAINER
 
Pour enough water into your container to cover 1/3 to 1/2 of the moss ball. If your moss ball is already quite dry, filling up more water may cause the kokedama to float and tip over and possibly damage it if it has delicate flowers or stems.
5. TAKE A TEN MINUTE BREAK
 
Let the kokedama sit in water for 10 minutes to soak up the water. It is important to give it enough time to absorb water into the center of the moss ball where the soil is. We like to take this time to make a cup of tea and relax.
6. DRAIN EXCESS WATER AND WEIGH IN YOUR HAND
 
Take the kokedama out and drain excess water. This can take a minute or two. When it is no longer dripping, the kokedama is ready for display until the next time it needs water. You may wish to take note of its weight for future reference.
7. PLACE THE KOKEDAMA IN WELL LIT AREA
 
Now that the kokedama has been watered, place it back on display in a well lit area that is out of direct sunlight. Check the weight of the kokedama every two days until you learn how often it needs to be watered.