Terrariums are a great way to bring greenery to your indoor environment. Unlike aquariums which require a lot of technical know-how to put up and manage, terrariums can be amazingly simple. However, this simplicity does not mean you can pick any indoor plants, plonk them into a jar and bingo...terrarium!
The materials that you will require include: glass container, gravel or beach stones, activated charcoal, some sterile potting soil and, of course, the terrarium plants.
Choosing the right terrarium plants can be tricky. One of the factors that will determine the type of plants is the size of your glass container. It is not advisable to have any part of the plants touching the glass sides. To be assured of great results, ensure your glass container is as wide as possible. It should also not have a narrow opening as the narrower the opening, the harder it will be to put the soil and your terrarium plants.
The choice of terrarium plants is central to your project. As most indoor terrariums will be humid, it is a good idea to avoid succulent plants like aloe, agaves and cacti. However, it is still possible to have a succulent plant terrarium so long as the glass container is wide and open topped and you provide sandy soil with but a minimum of moisture content. Succulents also require plenty of light, preferably natural light, to grow so provide that as well.
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