How To Build Your Own Terrarium


With your layers in place, take the first plant out of the pot and break apart the hard soil until you get down to the roots. You may want to trim the roots if they are excessively long. Dig a little space for your plant with a spoon in the soil layer of the terrarium. Add more soil to the top, and compress the soil down on top of the base of the plant Continue placing plants in the container, keeping them away from the edges.


After the planting is done, it’s time to create your own little world! Feel free to add in pine cones, more pebbles, sticks, a layer of moss, glass beads, even farie figurines. The sky is the limit here, and as Bob Ross always said, “This is your world, you’re the creator.” So go ahead and have fun!


Terrariums don’t need much water, for the most part they are self-sustaining. If you have your terrarium in a closed lid environment, monitor the condensation. If there is water dripping from the lid, open it up and let it air out. If leaves die or wilt, remove them from the terrarium to maintain the health of the other plants. Don’t place in direct sunlight, as this will scorch the plants!

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