Terrariums are contained ecosystems, housed in transparent containers so you can see their beautiful earthly layers. They’re low-maintenance mini gardens, can last almost indefinitely with minimal water and are pretty to have in your home. Plus, they’re easy and fun to make! To inspire you we’ve listed three ideas to make your own green terrarium:
A terrarium full of little plants, it looks so cozy! If you’re going to make a green terrarium, start with a layer of gravel or hydro granules at the bottom of the pot, for the excess water. Throw in a layer of potting soil, and put the different plants in there. Choose plants that have the same water requirements. Close the pot and you’re done! Remember that you have to let the plants breath once in a while, otherwise they won’t survive.
Glass cloche terrariums
To make your own green terrarium, you can also use a glass coche as a cover for plants. This way the plants stand out even more! If you don’t have a glass coche at home, you can also use a vase and put it upside down. Use plants that are easy to care for, such as a cactus or succulent plant. Not all plants can withstand high humidity, so let them air once in a while.
Show the roots
This one is a little more different than the usual green terrarium. Usually plants are in pots, so the roots aren’t visible. But why not show them? Put your plant in a pot that’s see through, or go for something more special and put in a glass vase with water! It also saves a round of water. 😉 The Chlorophytum, Juncus and Asparagus are plants that have extra decorative roots, which looks very pretty in a glass vase. You can also use an Anthurium plant, like the picture below. Remove the plant from its pot, rinse the roots with lukewarm water and place it in a glass vase. Fill the vase with water, just enough to cover the roots. It’s an instant eyecatcher!