Scientific Name: Portulacaria afra
Spekboom are small leafed succulents found throughout South Africa. Not only are they favoured for their unique shape, Spekboom are also edible! Some make soup from them, others add them to salads, and most recently, gin is being made with their tangy, green leaves.
Perhaps best to leave Spekboom to its ornamental qualities, by introducing it into a bright-light spot within your home. It will reward you with a beautiful evergreen display all year round.
Hand-tied in the classic Japanese Kokedama technique our Mossballs are made with water retaining coconut peat mixture and real moss, keeping the roots of the plants moist.
Dimensions: Approx 15-20cm high, Ball Ø approx 25cm
Lead Time: We like to send you the healthiest, freshest Plants, and your mossball is made specifically for you. Kindly note that we can have a lead time of up to 1 week. Trust us, it's worth the wait!
Please Note: There are different varieties of Spekboom and the one which we will send to you may differ from the ones pictured here.
Mossballs can be installed in two ways: Suspended or Standing.
All of our Nuno Mossballs come with free extra cord and a carabiner.
Install a U-Shaped hook, attach the cord with carabiner, and simply clip in your mossball.
For a standing installation, simply place your Mossball within a presentation-dish on whichever surface you like.
Top Tip: Try a Japanese-inspired Mossball Installation by hanging 3 or more Mossballs, at different heights. Use the same Mossball variety to create a statement, or mix them up for a more motley effect. Check out our Mossball Collection to see what's in stock.
Follow these Care Instructions to keep your Spekboom Mossball healthy and happy:
Water: Dip your Mossball in a bowl of water for 10 minutes, once a week to once every 2 weeks
Light: Bright light, preferably with some direct light
Humidity: No adjustments to humidity required
Fertilize: Add a balanced liquid fertilizer to your water once a month
Send us an email for more detailed Care Instructions.
Found a Plant that you'd like to have in a Mossball? Send us an email and we'll gladly have it custom made for you - no problemo!
We use a network of vetted couriers to safely deliver your order. The costs and delivery times are as follows:
Collections: 83 Kloof Nek Road, Gardens, Cape Town
No Charge. We'll notify you once your order is ready, usually 1-2 days from order.
Cape Town & Surrounds
R50 fee, delivery usually within 1-3 working days from order.
Major Centers (Jhb, Dbn etc)
R85 fee, delivery usually within 4-5 working days from order.
Regional Areas (e.g. Hermanus)
R100 fee, delivery 1-3 days from order (CPT regional), 4-5 days (rest of SA)
Unfortunately, we are not able to deliver to rural areas, such as farms.
If you would like to add special delivery instructions or a handwritten note to your order, please leave us a note at checkout under 'Special Instructions For Seller', when viewing your cart.