WHAT IS WABI KUSA
Aquascaping is no longer just about creating beautiful underwater landscapes. Trends inspired by minimalism have also penetrated here. Thus, nano aquariums have been created, although for some, they may seem complicated. But aquascapers also found a simpler way to warm up your home or office with a piece of self-created nature - this way, Wabi Kusa was born.
If we want to explain the essence of Wabi Kusa, it is an aesthetic, design, natural-looking object, beautifying the living space. In our notion, Wabi Kusa, unlike perfect aquascaping, is a small piece of wilderness that perfectly represents a chaotic but beautiful arrangement of nature without rules.
HOW TO CREATE WABI KUSA
Fill the WABIKUSA vase up to one third or at most half with a nutritious soil substrate designed for plant aquariums or directly for the Wabi Kusa style. Pour the substrate with water - up to the half the height of the substrate is sufficient. Then you can arrange wooden root and stones in the vase, and subsequently, you can plant moss and other plants. These should be kept in moisture. Apart from occasional trimming, they do not require special care.
Place the prepared Wabi Kusa vase in a bright place. The more light, the better. You can also throw light on it with a lamp. However, be sure not place a vase close to the radiator, higher radiant heat does not benefit the plants.
As with aquariums, the same rule applies to Wabi Kusa vases as well - the larger the volume, the more stable the conditions. Moisture is important, but there should not be too much of water to prevent algae from thriving. You can moisten the plants with a water sprayer - ideally with soft water. After a long period of time when the substrate is no longer so nutritious, you can additionally fertilize it.
WHAT PLANTS TO USE
Almost every aquarium plant is suitable for use in Wabi Kusa, provided that it can also be grown above water. Of course, floating plants and those which cannot hold firmly their shape, such as Vallisnerie, Blyxa or Ceratophyllum, are not suitable. As a rule, plants have a different leaf shape or colour when grown over water.
Stem and carpet plants are particularly popular. Mosses are considered very useful and "basis" for maintaining sufficient moisture. The use of aquarium plants is not recommended as the transition of the submerged form to the emergent form is too difficult for plants.
Commonly available invitro or basket plants are grown above water, making them ideal for use.
ADVANTAGES OF WABI KUSA
Wabi Kusa style has no arrangement rules, it's up to your decision.
- It is a relatively inexpensive solution, does not require a large investment.
The plants do not need intensive care.
You do not need to have expertise in plant cultivation.
You can use the WABIKUSA vase in several ways.