How to use kokedamas according to Feng shui

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Kokedamas are in fashion. The fact of having a plant at home without the need for it to have a pot draws a lot of attention, even more so the set itself, with a ball of moss that will keep for a while. But some experts have seen how there is a relationship between kokedamas and Feng shui.

If you have heard of kokedamas for home interiors, and you also practice the philosophy of feng shui in your decoration, you have to know a little more in depth how to use kokedamas according to Feng shui. Do you want to know?

What are kokedamas

What are kokedamas

A kokedama is not something that has recently come out. Actually, they had been around for a long time and in stores like Amazon or some more "exotic" florists they brought them attracting a lot of attention. Although it actually has an origin that places the technique in 500 BC. in Japan.

If we take into account that for this 2021 the japandi style decoration is important and begins to displace minimalism, in the case of gardening, the kokedama have made a niche for themselves because it reminds somehow of oriental culture.

In addition, Feng shui sees in kokedama many benefits of harmony for a home.

But what is a kokedama? The first thing you should know is that it refers to a "ball of moss". And is that if we separate the word, "koke" means moss, while "lady" is ball. Thus, what the name shows is that it is a plant that is embedded in a ball of moss. And this union has a special meaning of strength since the whole group comes together to maintain plant life.

There are different sizes, from small balls for plants or sprouts to quite large ones. You can host from flowering plants, succulents to even trees like bonsai. And they are very beautiful aesthetically and decoratively. But they don't last forever.

From my experience, the moss ball will only give you nutrients for 1-2 years. At that time the roots will start to come out from the bottom and it will be time to make a decision between: changing it to a larger ball of moss or planting it in a pot.

While in the moss ball, the plant has all the necessary nutrients and that form allows it to retain moisture in the soil causing it to be watered by immersion once a week or two at most. Beyond that they are very easy to maintain because they will require nothing more than lighting (not direct sun) and watering. Nothing more.

What does Feng shui say about kokedamas?

What does Feng shui say about kokedamas?

For Feng shui the kokedamas form a set that brings together the five most important elements with which any place where it is placed is harmonized. These are:

  • Fire: It would be the plant itself, but as long as it had red, purple or pink tones. For example, a red rose bush, a Kalanchoe purple…
  • Earth: the substrate that carries the moss ball inside.
  • Water: the one you give in immersion irrigation. Although it is only supplied once or twice a week, the water remains in the ground since moisture is present.
  • Wood: the plant and also the moss ball. Both the stems and the trunks, in the case of bonsai.
  • Metal: the circular shape of the ball (round).

The kokedamas can be placed directly on a piece of furniture or hanging. In this way, Feng shui relates them to mobiles that harmonize spaces with constant movement, thus renewing the energy of that space in which they are located.

How to use kokedamas according to Feng shui

How to use kokedamas according to Feng shui

Surely if you have kokedamas or are considering buying one, you would like it to harmonize your home and bring you good luck. If so, this interests you. According to the Feng shui technique, there is an ideal orientation based on what one wants to achieve with this form of gardening. And everything will depend on which element is enhanced the most.

What if I put the kokedamas facing east or southwest?

If you put the kokedamas in east or southwest orientations of your home, you will be enhancing the wood, that is, the plant and the moss. That implies that you will have a positive effect on your health and prosperity.

Kokedamas and Feng shui in the south

When you locate a plant of this type in the south, the wood itself (that is, the plant and the moss) lose strength before the fire, which in this case would be red, pink or purple (it could also be orange).

This implies that, while health and prosperity continue to be promoted, what is most achieved is motivation and goal setting that you consider.

What do kokedamas contribute to the west and north of houses according to Feng shui

Both the west and the north are two very special locations for these types of plants. And, depending on how you use the room, you will get some benefits or others. For instance:

  • If you use it as a work area, be it an office, a library, etc., you will get a increased productivity and creativity, in addition to removing stress.
  • If you put it in a large area, such as a living room, dining room, large hall or even a double bedroom, where there are also large windows, you will make YANG energy flow. In this case, Feng shui recommends that they be placed in a hanging way.
  • On the stairs you will get that the energy flowing through the house accelerates, not stagnating in that area or in the area of ​​nooks and crannies that the house has.

Now you have more clear where you can use your kokedamas in your home according to Feng shui. Taking into account that they do not need much more, you can benefit from good energies and make your life change completely. Do you dare to have this style of plants and place them according to the oriental philosophy?


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