Terrariums are home and garden accents that come together as a perfect do-it-yourself (DIY) winter projects. If you’re new to the terrarium territory, a terrarium is usually within a sealable glass container with plants and tiny accoutrements. The container can be accessed and opened for maintenance or create a wondrous atmosphere where plants within it go wild. If the vessel is kept closed, it properly contains the plant life, while acting as a superb environment which lets heat and light to absorb; a mini jungle is ready to burst.
If you need a little more green during the winter season, creating your own unique terrarium will cheer up any gloomy day. Read below about creating the perfect terrarium!
When you begin to create your self-contained masterpiece, go online and explore what other people have done to get an idea of what you like. From there, search thrift stores, craft stores, and nurseries for the perfect pieces to complete your project. Overall, be expressive and creative; do what is aesthetically pleasing to you!
Supplies you’ll want to gather or pick up:
- A medium or large glass container (H Potter terrarium containers)
- Quality potting soil
- Aquarium gravel
- Activated charcoal
- A small paint brush
- Assorted plants
Tips and assembly
The assembly begins a comfortable room where you can spread out the items of your terrarium, usually the dining room table or kitchen areas work best.
- Start by spreading out the newspaper to cover your work area from loose soil.
- Clean and dry your glass container.
- For optimal drainage, spread your gravel on the bottom of the container.
- To keep your soil fresh, add a layer of activated charcoal.
- Once the charcoal is laid, add a few inches of potting soil.
- Add your plants.
- Add any ornamental decorations.
If the container has any soil on the glass sides, use your dry paint brush and clean any debris or dirt.
Once you’ve completed your terrarium mist or trickle a couple of tablespoons of water over the top.
Choosing just the right greens for your terrarium is the most important aspect, but you can’t choose any old plant. Here we’ve selected plants that will thrive in any terrarium and are easy to grow, with little effort
Creeping Fig - This is a beautiful, green perennial plant with variegated heart-shaped leaves. It’s distinct in that it has climbing vines and can be trained to entwine and climb structures.
Button Fern - this fern is as cute as a button! There is something adorable about miniature plants that is appealing. This plant is delicate, and slightly resembles Medusa’s head.
Succulents - if you’re looking for variety, succulents come in all shapes and colors. Simply go to your favorite nursery, and choose the succulents you love best.
Golden Clubmoss - this is a very full, yet compact, plant that looks best in corners or as a ground cover.
If you’re ready to tackle a terrarium for your office or as a gift, shop H Potter today for the best selection in terrarium containers, including Wardian cases!
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