Creating a Terrarium

Creating your own terrarium is a quick and simple project that will add some greenery to any home.

1. What is a Terrarium?

      • Terrariums are mini gardens that create their own little ecosystem
      • Terrariums are typically planted in some type of clear glass container

2. Choose a glass container

      • There are many different types of glass containers that you can use for a terrarium for a large cylinder to a small glass bowl shape

3. Place a layer of charcoal in the vessel

      • The charcoal will help absorb an extra moisture
      • Charcoal will also help eliminate any odors

4. Add a 1-inch layer of decorate rock or gravel

      • Part of the beauty of terrariums is that you can see all the different layers
      • Play with the depth of the layers to create more interest

5. Add a 2-3 inch layer of potting soil

6. Choose the plants for your terrarium

      • We have a great selection of 2-inch plants that are perfect for terrariums
      • Vary the plants to get different textures and foliage color

7. Add sand, decorative rock, moss or fairies

      • Have fun mixing these decorative elements
      • You can create pathways or make different designs

8. Water your terrarium

      • Water your terrarium so the soil is moist to the touch -- you don't want to see standing water
      • You'll probably need to water your terrarium every 10-14 days
      • Place your terrarium in an area that receives bright light but not direct sun