Gallery: DIY: How To Make a Hanging Bonsai String Garden


Step 3

Wrap the roots with sphagnum moss and squeeze out any excess water. Then neatly wrap all of the sphagnum moss around the roots and tie it together with the cotton thread. Eventually, the thread will disintegrate and the roots will spread through the moss into the soil.

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  1. dsanfrancis June 15, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    I can’t imagine how an orchid would fair in soil, even fast draining soil. I’ve seen a few pictures online of phalaenopsis and oncidium kokedama but no explanations on whether they hold up well or eventually suffer from root rot. Any idea?

  2. yanggers February 7, 2012 at 11:42 pm

    Nice article. Bonsai soil media is not Akedama, it’s Akadama.

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