Create a lush, plant-filled, living ecosystem that will flourish year-round by planting up a terrarium. They make lovely room or desk companions! We carry DIY terrarium kits with all the necessary supplies or make one out of almost any type of container using our à la carte materials.
- Glass container with or without the lid
- Drainage stones
- Horticultural charcoal
- Small 2” plants. We recommend using tropical plants that love humidity in a closed terrarium. If you’d like to use succulents, the terrarium should be lid-free
- Tools to help plant your terrarium (chopsticks are also handy)
- Decorative shells, toys, sand, and ornaments
5 steps to create a terrarium
- Place a layer of stones at the bottom of the container, plus add horticultural charcoal.
- Add a thin layer of green moss on top of the stones.
- Place soil on top of the moss.
- Add plants and any decorative elements.
- Water gently.
- Create a base layer of small rocks since terrariums don’t have drainage. Rocks both protect plant roots from too much water, but also create a reservoir of water that can provide needed humidity.
- Select plants with similar light and water requirements. Also, make sure to choose plants that are small enough to fit inside the terrarium as they grow.
- Watering: if you have a succulent-filled open terrarium, let it dry out completely before watering. If you have a terrarium with humidity-loving houseplants, don’t let the soil dry out. The soil should be moist but not soggy. We recommend using a spray bottle to mist your terrarium.