I’ve been dying to make a terrarium for a while. Every time I passed by a plant shop I would stop in and contemplate buying the supplies. I finally decided to make one and purchased all the supplies at a cute little terrarium shop in Ballard. I decided to go with a tropical terrarium because I have a tendency to be over eager regarding watering and thought I would do best with plants that actually want water, plus I’ve been eyeing this glass container for some time (closed containers are better suited for tropical terrariums, while open ones are best for succulent plants).You will need: a glass container, a few mini plants (either tropical or succulents), a large handful of small pebbles, a few cups of soil, a handful of charcoal, and a variety of medium pebblesFirst: create a small layer of pebbles on the bottom of the class container (this will allow for drainage). Second: on top of the pebbles put a layer of charcoal (approx. 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick). Third: put 2 or 3 inches of soil on top.
Next, plant the plants in the soil by creating small holes and placing the roots in the hole and filling with additional soil if needed. Lastly, layer some medium pebbles on the top of the soil. For tropical plant care, keep in a shaded place and lightly mist with a spray bottle on occasion. For succulent care, place in the sun and lightly mist very rarely.
What type of plants to you keep in your house?