Complete guide to terrarium care
These glassy orbs look and behave in mysterious and magical ways.
Perfect for the black-thumbed gardener, Terry our closed terrarium requires virtually zero maintenance. This mini-ecosystem takes care of itself, but there's a few handy tips to help you out:
- Don't water. We repeat, don't water. Your terrarium is very clever and will produce its own condensation
- Terrariums are happy in most light conditions
- Open the lid for a few hours once a week for a bit of venthilation
These mini-ecosystems takes care of themselves by releasing a water vapour through the soil that collects on its glass walls. The condensation then drips back onto the plant, keeping it nourished and happy! Terrariums can come in all shapes and sizes - including DIY versions. If you're making one yourself, make sure the plants you choose will be happy together.
Choose the right terrarium
Before you choose a terrarium, you need to decide what type of terrarium you want. Depending on your needs, you can choose between a glass terrarium, a plastic terrarium, or a more natural terrarium.
Pick the right terrarium plants
Not all plants are suitable for terrariums, so it’s important to choose plants that are compatible with the environment. Make sure to research the plants you are considering, and make sure they will thrive in the terrarium.
Create the right environment for your terrarium
The plants you choose will need specific environmental conditions in order to thrive. Make sure to provide adequate lighting, temperature, and humidity for your plants.
Feed your terrarium plants
Most terrarium plants require regular feeding. You can use a combination of liquid fertiliser and organic compost to provide your plants with the nutrients they need to grow and thrive.
Monitor the terrarium
In order to keep your terrarium healthy, you’ll need to keep an eye on it. Make sure to check for any signs of disease or pests, and take action if necessary.
Clean the terrarium
To keep your terrarium in top condition, you’ll need to clean it regularly. Make sure to remove any dead leaves or other debris, and clean the outside of the glass to remove any dirt or dust.
Enjoy your terrarium
The most important part of terrarium care is to enjoy it! Take time to admire your plants and appreciate the beauty of your terrarium.
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