Koke translates as moss and dama means ball.
Kokedama are a centuries old Japanese form of garden art tied into the practice of bonsai and also known as poor man's bonsai. They are a traditional Japanese house-warming gift conveniently presented in their own living planter as well as a distinctive display piece.
A true kokedama is one which has a similar soil makeup to bonsai but which can hold together as a ball - if this ball is dropped it should not fall apart. The mixture is called akadama soil mix which cannot be bought in Australia - I make my own secret version at the little green studio.
All come with plant labelled and a specific care guide for moss balls to ensure long term enjoyment.
For inside these can be placed on a shallow dish that may then be topped up with water.
For the rule of thumb you can water when the outside begins to look dry or when it feels light to hold.
I recommend using rainwater to avoid choramines from tap water affecting the moss.
Another option for watering is to mist it daily with a water mister (ideal for the moss) and then every week to two weeks give it a soak. This can be done by placing your moss ball half submerged in a bowl with rainwater in it and leaving for 10 minutes. If the water is soaked up quickly then top up. A diluted liquid fertilizer may also be included in this soak every couple of months.
Some moss balls are suited to filtered indoor light, others can be made for bright positions outside. The ones I currently have in stock are more suited to morning or dappled light. There are two distinct types - those that can afford to dry out a little in between waterings and those that prefer to remain moist.
Plants are seasonal so some sizes and plants are not always available.
Medium and small are available year round.
Please see examples below.