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


Step 1

Gently knock the soil from the roots of your plant. This is easier to do when the soil is somewhat dry. If the roots are tightly wrapped around themselves, gently massage them until the soil loosens up.

Step 2

After most of the soil is off the roots, quickly dip them in room-temperature water

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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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