How to master the perfect lighting for your Kokedama plants

How to Master the Perfect Lighting for you Kokedama Plants

First thing’s first, all house plants need at least some light to be able to photosynthesise, but each one’s needs vary. Read on to find out more about how to light your plants well…


Got a bonsai?

They are avid sun bathers. You can place Chinese Elm bonsai by a window or in a conservatory if you have one, so that they receive lots of light. If they don’t get enough light they might show signs of frailty or yellow leaves, so it’s a good idea to check that their sunbathing needs are met (PS, they like their mojitos with a few ice cubes). Find our bonsai tree pricing here:

Perhaps you are a palm owner? 

Palms are beautiful creatures and enjoy the light too, but a little less than bonsai. They are happy with indirect light a little further from a window, or even in low light such as in a bathroom (they LOVE humidity). They like a good cup of Earl grey tea… and if you catch them at the right time, they might even be reading Jane Austen.

Ferns are tough’uns and can withstand low light, but to keep them ship-shape we recommend medium light. Both Palms and Ferns are two of the best plants for clean air.


A couple of good tips for all your plants, especially the ones that are sat at your window: turn them around once in a while so that the sun can reach all of their leaves. Prune them once a fortnight or so to

keep them prim and slim. If there are too many leaves on one branch (and this is especially true for Bonsai), these can obscure the others, leading to the plant becoming spindly as it grows quicker to reach more light.

Check out each of our plant information sections on the Kokedama store and our FAQ’s to check out each plant’s specific needs. Or if you have an entirely different plant, do a bit of googling to see what generally works best.

As an aside, if you are green-fingered and like to grow vegetables, but don’t have many or windows or light, there are many salad plants that can be grown under artificial lighting even in winter (you can have your own fresh salad leaves all year round!) The RHS has a great article on this: