Terrarium Tips: Living Decor for Beginners



If you are a beginner at keeping terrariums, these tips will be sure to help you get started on the right foot.


Terrariums make for beautiful living decoration and can brighten up any space. They are also easy to care for, which makes them a great option for those who may not have a lot of time or experience caring for plants. Here are a few tips to help you get started with keeping your own terrarium:


  1. Choose the right container. Terrariums can be made in all sorts of different containers, from glass jars to fish tanks. The size and type of container you choose will depend on the plants you want to put in your terrarium and the space you have available.

  2. Create a drainage layer. This will help to prevent your plants from getting too much water, which can lead to root rot. You can create a drainage layer by using gravel, pebbles, or even broken pieces of pottery.

  3. Add a layer of charcoal. This will help to keep your terrarium clean and free of bacteria.

  4. Choose the right plants. Not all plants are suitable for terrariums, so it’s important to do some research before you buy any. Some good options for beginner terrarium-keepers include ferns, mosses, and air plants.

  5. Give your plants enough light. Most terrarium plants need indirect sunlight, so place your terrarium in a spot where it will get some light but won’t be in direct sun.

  6. Water your plants regularly. How often you need to water will depend on the types of plants you have and the size of your terrarium, but a good rule of thumb is to water about once a week.

  7. Ventilate your terrarium. Terrariums can get very humid, so it’s important to make sure they have good ventilation. You can do this by opening the lid of your terrarium for a few hours each week or by using a small fan.

  8. Keep an eye on your plants. Check on your plants regularly to make sure they are healthy and happy. Remove any dead leaves or flowers, and add more water or charcoal if needed.


How to Find the Right Terrarium for You



Now that you know the basics of keeping a terrarium, it’s time to choose the right one for you.


There are many different types and sizes of terrariums available, so take some time to browse and find the perfect one for your home.


Here are a few things to keep in mind when choosing a terrarium:


  1. The size of your space. Make sure to measure the space you have available before you buy a terrarium. You don’t want one that is too big or too small for the spot you have in mind.

  2. The type of plants you want to grow. Some plants do better in certain types of terrariums than others. Do some research on the plants you want to grow before you make your purchase.

  3. The style of terrarium you prefer. Terrariums come in all sorts of different styles, from modern to vintage. Choose a style that fits with your home décor.

  4. Your budget. Terrariums can range in price from a few dollars to hundreds of dollars, so decide how much you are willing to spend before you start shopping.


Terrarium FAQs



Q: What type of plants can I put in my terrarium?


A: Not all plants are suitable for terrariums, so it’s important to do some research before you buy any. Some good options for beginner terrarium-keepers include ferns, mosses, and air plants.


Q: How often do I need to water my terrarium?


A: How often you need to water will depend on the types of plants you have and the size of your terrarium, but a good rule of thumb is to water about once a week.


Q: Can I put a fish in my terrarium?


A: While it is possible to put a fish in a terrarium, it’s not recommended for beginners. Fish require special care and attention, so it’s best to start with plants only.


Q: I’ve noticed that the leaves on my terrarium plants are turning brown. What does this mean?


A: Brown leaves can be a sign of over-watering, so check your plants to see if they are too wet. If the leaves are dry and crispy, then they may be under-watered. Adjust your watering schedule accordingly.


Q: Help! My terrarium is starting to smell bad. What should I do?


A: If your terrarium is starting to smell, it may be due to a build-up of bacteria. Try adding a layer of charcoal to help absorb the bad smells. You may also need to ventilate your terrarium more often.


Q: Can I put more than one plant in my terrarium?


A: Yes, you can put multiple plants in your terrarium. Just make sure to choose plants that have similar lighting and watering needs.


Q: I’m having trouble finding a terrarium that I like. Where can I buy one?


A: In addition to specialty stores, many garden centers and home improvement stores sell terrariums. You can also find them online through retailers such as Amazon or Etsy.


And that's a wrap! Now you know everything you need to get started with growing your very own terrarium. So what are you waiting for? Get out there and start shopping for the perfect one for you!


 

About The Author


Emma Houston


Emma is a gardener, a bookkeeper, writer, and mother of three. She is spending her time mostly in her garden. When she is not there, you will find her working on developing her own line of homemade natural skincare products.

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