Terrific Terrariums & Fairy Gardens
How to create a terrarium
Perhaps you would rather make a terrarium, well you're in luck we've got everything you need (check out our start up kits in our Webstore). All kits include detailed instructions.
Making A Terrarium
A Dry Terrarium uses Succulents, Cacti and Airplants - usually not enclosed.
A Wet Terrarium is self sufficient as it is an enclosed environment and relies on condensation - usually suits ferns.
What you need:
- A glass jar or container - we have a fabulous range of glassware (make sure you wash second hand glassware thoroughly before you start).
- Potting Mix
- Sand and or Gravel
- Activated Charcoal
- Shell (optional)
- Pebbles or River Stones
- Tweezers(used to place plants or decoration items in hard to reach places)
- Chopsticks (used to make holes in soil for placement of plants or to help maneuver items)
- Spray Bottle or Mister
1. Make a layer of pebbles or river stones on the bottom of your glassware - at least 2 cm thick. Be careful putting these into the glassware as heavy handedness can crack the glass.
2. Sprinkle 1 to 2 tablespoons of activated charcoal (helps keep the water clear of buildup of microorganisms that might grown in your substrate, such as algae and keeps the air clean for your plants to breathe).
3. Add shell (optional - helps with drainage).
4. Add soil (choosing appropriate soil is crucial for the health of your plants).
5. Add a lay or two of decorative gravel or sand (this gives the terrarium great aesthetic appeal).
6. Using tweezers and chopsticks add plants.
7. Add pebbles, driftwood or any other interesting figurines or objects to help decorate your creation.
8. Using spray bottle water sparingly.
Remember to occasionally mist if the terrarium is not a sealed terrarium.
Enjoy watching your creation flourish!