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Ruben Resendiz

Kokedama Ping-Ball

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Hello all

I saw a topic of growing plants with this technique, Kokedama is a Japanese moss ball or hanging ball, And I thought that this technique would work for Pinguiculas.

Like this http://pinterest.com...86108521587058/

and this http://www.stringgardens.com/

So this is the process for making the Ball

Start with some plastic netting who containing veggies like this

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Closing one side of ther grid

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Then Prepare the soil for Pinguicula

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And compact the soil with hands for making a ball

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And do de ball bigger

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And bigger

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And Bigger

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and now put moss on the ball

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And close the ball with the veggies netting

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tighten the mesh to contain everything and close the other side

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Ball finished

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Now to put plants

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and finally hung the ball to expose it to the light and hope that the plants grow

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hope you like it, and I'll be uploading progress

Thanks

Edited by Ruben Resendiz
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Very clever Ruben, I hope it works and look forward to seeing some updates later. Good luck :)

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There's a photo on my Tumblr of some Sarracenia purpurea, Dionaea and Nepenthes growing that way. Looks lovely although high maintenance, especially watering the Sarracenia.

http://irishcarnivores.tumblr.com/post/22127794856/very-effective-way-of-displaying-the-plants-but

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Brilliant idea :tu: , but is that it could be adapted to use Sphagnum moss instead of peat :dry: ?

Best regards,

Rodrigo

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It is a good idea, and it is nice, but you have to be careful with the watering , it will go dry fast.

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Maybe there is a way to build a reservoir inside the ball by using light gravel inside that measuring ball, which with you measure the right ammount of detergent to your washing macine with your laundry. Just guessing.

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To keep it from drying fast, what if you put those water absorbing crystals in the very middle?

I didn't realise you could use those things on CP's! I know they retain water but I have it in my head that they also NEED water to stay hydrated, thus taking it from the soil as much as they give it (or more). The only time I've ever used them was as a florist in flower arranging. We used to hydrate them with food colouring in the water and use glass vases that then had varying coloured crystals. Nice until they got algae.

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Richard, time to get the head checked :) Sorry, couldn't resist.

If they are the right water polymers (crystals, sic) they just hold water and give it back to plant as needed. They don't suck water from the plant to stay wet; rather the reverse happens. Basically, it lets the soil hold more water without it becoming water-logged.

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Dave the goings on in my head are well documented. :jester:

Edited by Richard Bunn

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I used these crystals as one of the ingredients in the soil mix I made for my Ping wall. Don't know how much it is helping or not, but no negative side effects seen yet after 1yr.

Edited by Fernando Rivadavia

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oye, pero sabe q tal funciona en lugares con hr menor a 30%?, digo porq de donde soy ese es el promedio y no sé si se puedean mantener pc así

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