Making a terrarium is a fun and inexpensive way to have an indoor garden. You will need the following items to get started: Glass container with or without a lid, gravel, charcoal, potting soil, and plants.
For a glass container, you may have something around your house or check out Sargent’s large selection of glass vessels of all shapes and sizes. Once you have a container put a layer of gravel in the bottom, add a small amount of charcoal on top. Next add potting soil, about 3-4” and add your plants. When determining plants for your terrarium stick with miniature plants and ones that like a similar environment. After you have completed your planting, then the creativity can happen, add fairies, birdhouses, benches, and other accessories.
Some simple rules to follow for success:
- When you water use a spray bottle to add moisture, do not pour water in. Over watering kills plants!
- Fertilizing will cause your plants to outgrow your container quickly. Prune plants lightly to keep them small.
- Put your terrarium in a bright spot so it gets good indirect light for 4-5 hours each day.
Sargent’s on 2nd Team Member & Terrarium Expert