Kokedama Beginners Bonsai - Shaped Chinese Elm
- This is one of the most popular Kokedama Bonsai available.
- 8 year old Chinese Elm Bonsai approx 25 to 30 cm high. Our Elm is trimmed into an S shape.
- This tree is very easy to maintain and is a good Bonsai for beginners as it is very hardy.
- This tree can lose some of its leaves in winter months as it is a deciduous tree.
- The plant is rooted in a ball of soil with a live blanket of moss wrapped around it, approx 13 -15 cm diameter.
How long will my Tranquil Plant last?
It all comes down to the environment and conditions that you give your plant. It is the same as any potted plant and needs to be watered (submerged) when the moss ball feels dry.
How often should I water my kokedama plant?
On the web-page for each plant we have icons which tell you how often each of our plants need watering, how much sun they need and whether they're one of our air purifying plants.
Watering is easy, just submerge the whole moss ball in a clean bucket of water until it stops bubbling. Plants love rain water, but it is not necessary if you don’t have any.
If you are planning on going away for a while then water the plant 2 days before going away and wrap the plant in the provided plastic bag. This will help to keep the plant moist and healthy during your holidays!
Does being in a moss ball restrict the plant or prevent it from growing happily?
No, not at all, it does not alter the natural life process or growth, in fact it really helps. * Remember, you do need to keep fertilising your plant in Spring, Summer, and Autumn, but not in Winter like all other plants. Being in a moss ball does not affect the amount of water the plant takes up - you will know exactly how much water it needs by seeing when the bubbling stops.
How can I keep my Tranquil Plant healthy and happy?
A few top tips include:
In winter keep plants away from internal heating.
Plants love to be sprayed with water.
Make sure your plants have some fresh air around them. Cut off any brown or spotted leaves so it doesn’t draw away nutrients from the plant. Some people love singing to their plant, others love to give their plants names. At Tranquil plants we love nothing more than a cup of Earl Grey and a chat with our beauties every morning.
What happens if my plant's roots start to come out of the moss ball?
It is rare for the roots to come out, if any do, they are normally anchor roots which are not feeder roots and so you can cut them off without damaging the plants. There are three options:
1. Leave the roots as it doesn’t affect the plant and creates an interesting look
2. Trim them
3. Plant the whole moss ball in a pot
How do I hang my Tranquil Plant?
You can ask for one of our simple Tranquil Plant string hangers seen on our ferns, or buy one of our temple hangers. You can also use a screw, hook or nail to hang them from. You can put a hanging plant on a plate too.
Does internal heating or air conditioning affect my Tranquil Plant?
Yes – internal heating, air conditioning, and underfloor heating can affect your plants. To avoid this we recommend that you spray the leaves of the plant with water to keep them hydrated. Also keep them near a source of ventilation.
Why doesn’t my moss ball bubble when I water it?
It is because you haven’t completely submerged the moss ball in water.
It is essential that the water covers the moss ball. Sometimes you might need to squeeze it a little to help the water soak deep into the moss ball.
How do I fertilize my plant?
Use a Liquid Fertiliser, Baby Bio Fertiliser is available for purchase on our store in accessories. The individual fertiliser will provide guidelines for how often you need to fertilise the plant.