Calathea makoyana Kokedama (苔玉)

Calathea makoyana Kokedama (苔玉)

Kokedama is a method of bonsai originating in Japan. It compacts the roots of a plant and encases them in moss.

A really lovely Calathea. Easy to care for! They are known their distinct markings and red undersides. During the day, their leaves are horizontal to photosynthesize and at night, their leaves close up vertically. These kokedama are roughly 4" in diameter.


Water every 7-10 weeks as the moss on the kokedama feels very dry. To water, either rest them in a dish of water or submerge them in a bucket for roughly 10-15 minutes until the moss feels hydrated and spongey. Provide strong filtered light to direct sun.