How to Grow Fast Snake Plant Kokedama

Kokedama is a Japanese art as a way of keeping bonsai plants without containers. It protects roots by akadama or soil which is wrapped with keto (peat) at the outer layer to form a shape of ball. Kokedama art is also known as moss ball or string garden.

Then, one of the plants which can be turned into Kokedama art is Sansevieria. As you know, Sansevieria or also known as snake plant is one of the great air purifiers with a very hardy structure. In fact, the Sansevieria Kokedama can be mentioned as a handcrafted piece of art made using naturally biodegradable materials.

Snake plant kokedama

Even though Sansevieria kokedama plants come in zero maintenance, sure, knowing the best care to make them grow fast is still necessary for you. Then, how to grow fast Sansevieria kokedama at your home? So, let’s see our guide below!

Growing Fast Sansevieria Kokedama, Here’s How!

In order to make the Sansevieria kokedama growing fast, of course, there are plenty of ways that you should do. Sure, the tips of growing fast Sansevieria kokedama cannot be separated from watering, feeding, lighting and temperature. So, here’s how to make your Sansevieria kokedama growing fast:

  • Watering

There are at least two methods to water Sansevieria kokedama, they’re soaking and misting, however, it depends on plant type either or combination is used. It’s highly recommended for you to soak the ball into the water for 5-10 minutes. Then, you can take it out and squeeze without damaging the roots to drain excess water.

Afterwards, you can put your Sansevieria kokedama outdoors in the shade for a few hours before bringing inside again. Well, you have to do it every couple of weeks in summer and once in a month during winters.

You may wonder how to know when your Sansevieria kokedama needs water? It’s quite simple to indicate when your snake plant Kokedama really needs water. The easiest way is to indicate the weight.

In this case, you can get a feel for how heavy your Sansevieria kokedama is five days or after you soak it (before your snake plant wilts). However,  the type of plant, the amount of light,  the size of the plant, the air temperature and other factors can really influence how often you have to water your Sansevieria kokedama.

  • Fertilizing

Fertilization is also included into Sansevieria kokedama care. The main thing about fertilizing which can be confusing is that there’s no best amount to fertilize. However, it depends on how fast and how much you want your Sansevieria kokedama to grow.

In this case, you’re able to fertilize most plants which are grown as kokedama as little as twice a year or as often as once a week. Additionally, you can mix it in the water in the bucket you use to soak the moss ball in even if you use a water-soluble fertilizer.

As an alternative way, if you use a water-soluble fertilizer, you can also feed your Sansevieria kokedama’s foliage by misting the leaves with a fertilizer/water mixture. Then, you can just mix it in the soil ball that you use for your Sansevieria kokedama if you use a time-release fertilizer.

Well, a time-release fertilizer product will slowly add nutrients to the soil for several months. Whatever the type of fertilizer you use, make sure to always follow the directions on the product packaging.

Read also the best fertilizer for snake plant!

  • Lighting

The amount of light you provide to your Sansevieria kokedama really depends on the type of plant. Generally, the recommended way to provide the light is to display high-light plants in a bright window.

More info about snake plant light requirements

Then, you may also want to avoid especially sunny spots, if not, the moss ball of your Sansevieria kokedama will dry out too fast. In this case, the low-light plants do not have to be grown in a window. Alternatively, you can hang them above your table tops or desks.

However, this way will make them fun additions to offices or your home space. if you do not want to hang your moss ball, instead, you can display it on a decorative tray or plate which is proper to your office or home decor.

Wherever you display your Sansevieria kokedama, please avoid the spots with cold or hot drafts such as from cooling or heating vents. In this case, those blasts of cold or hot air will make their leaves turn yellow or brown prematurely, especially on tender plants like ferns. In fact, most houseplants will like a spot with average to high relative humidity.

Tips for Caring Your Sansevieria kokedama

This post will also show some tips that you should do and shouldn’t do to take care of your Sansevieria kokedama. However, taking care of your snake plant kokedama is easier than taking care of regular indoor plants as coco-peat.

As you know, moss are known for their moisture resistance with light weight and better aireration. In fact, your Sansevieria kokedama does not have to be watered frequently. That’s totally enough to keep their health.


  • You can water your Sansevieria kokedama by immersing the moss ball in water till it bubbles and absorbs water or also by stream-spraying in the center and moss ball.
  • You should water only when the moss ball (outer covering) gets dry and the moss ball feels light.
  • You have to drain excess water before putting your Sansevieria kokedama back.
  • Don’t wet the leaves of succulents as it requires less water.
  • Your Sansevieria kokedama can be placed indoors or outdoors based on variety. In this case, a well-lit spot and good air circulation is very important. However, the sunlight inside your home is an extra bonus.


  • Please don’t keep your Sansevieria kokedama always moist/wet on the outer layer.
  • Don’t also let your Sansevieria kokedama sit in a puddle of water for a long time.

Here’s a list of additional information about Sansevieria kokedama:

  • Plant: Sansevieria Golden
  • Potting: Coco-peat mix
  • Wrapping: Moss, jute strings
  • Location: Indoor, shade
  • Light: Shade, artificial light
  • Temperature: 15 to 35 degree celsius
  • Other names: mother-in-law tongue,  golden snake plant, viper’s bowstring hemp and more

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