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Old 05-03-2013, 08:15 PM   #1
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I want to do a tiny wabi-kusa


Hi all. I have been admiring some of the wabi-kusa I've seen around here. I've always been a gardener/houseplant lover, but I've never tried emmersed plantings.

I have a very small bowl, it holds about 6 cups of water to the rim. It came from the florist as the bowl to hold a bouquet of birthday flowers.

I have a few questions:

Firstly, is that too small? I obviously don't plan on putting any fauna, just flora.

Where can I find the plant balls? Or do I find plants and make them on my own?

And what kind of plant would do best in that size container?

I get lots of natural light in my home. And a container that size I can easily move around to find its happy spot.

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Check out "that Wabi kusa guy" online, has everything you need, he's even a member here.
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Cool. Thanks denske, I'll do that. I'm still new and learning my way around.

I just want to make sure that little bowl isn't too small. If it is, I'd have to hold off until I came across something better suited for it.
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Cool. Thanks denske, I'll do that. I'm still new and learning my way around.

I just want to make sure that little bowl isn't too small. If it is, I'd have to hold off until I came across something better suited for it.
He supplies the bowl, moss, plants and everything. He has his own website where you customize, pay then receive.

I had a hard time getting ahold of him, so I went another way, but his Wabis look nice.
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He supplies the bowl, moss, plants and everything. He has his own website where you customize, pay then receive.

I had a hard time getting ahold of him, so I went another way, but his Wabis look nice.
Well, that's good to know. I would rather reuse the bowl I have, if possible. I would just need the plants, moss and ? It needs to be a low budget effort cuz my latest hobby is taking a big bite out of my fun money. I'm just thinking it would be a different type of houseplant for me to mess around with.
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Your bowl should be fine, you can make a wabi kusa as small as you want. He even sells just the ball to be used as the base, it's very small. I'd recommend plants that have been growing emersed not ones you pulled out of your aquarium.
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Lol log on his website and check it out. He describes everything.
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Your bowl should be fine, you can make a wabi kusa as small as you want. He even sells just the ball to be used as the base, it's very small. I'd recommend plants that have been growing emersed not ones you pulled out of your aquarium.
Thank you. Fortunately I don't really have any of my tanks planted well enough to consider using any of the plants I currently have. I know I've killed enough houseplants in my time, learning all the little quirks of what they like and don't like. Sometimes it is better to go with what someone else has well started.

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Lol log on his website and check it out. He describes everything.
Ok. I'll google it up then.
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