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Inspired by the book: Terrarium
4. Moss Vase Filler | 5. Domed Cloche | 6. Geometric Open Terrarium
10. Glass Pedestal Air Plant Terrarium | 11. DIY Terrarium Kit | 12. Barrel Vault Wardian Case Terrarium
As the book states (p.33), "A plant mister is the most practical tool for watering in the terrarium. It allows for water to be distributed evenly and thus reach the roots." Use these to keep from overwatering your terrarium plants while raising the humidity in the container. These cute glass ones will be decorative when not in use.
This complete kit by H Potter has everything you need to get a jumpstart on building your terrarium all in one cute burlap bag: pea gravel, activated charcoal, soil plus real moss that when rehydrated becomes just as it in nature (not the dyed and preserved kind). Then all you need to add is your favorite vessel and the plants.
Everyone needs some starter plants, especially succulents for your new terrarium environment, and when you can get them by mail..why not?
"Forest moss, as a natural ground cover helps maintain soil moisture. The moss slows evaporation, so it helps avoid excessive condensation on the walls of the glass container. Moss also plays an important role as an indicator of the moisture level. If the moss is very green, the terrarium doesn't need to be watered." (p.18 Terrarium)
5. Domed Cloche
"Plants from a humid natural habitat (such as ficus, fittonia and ferns) need high humidity to thrive. They belong in a closed terrarium (a glass jar with a glass lid). A transparent or translucent cover works best for even growth, permitting overhead light to reach the top of the plant." This domed glass cloche is one of the most elegant vessels to use for a closed terrarium environment. (p.28 Terrarium)
Plants from an arid habitat (cacti or succulents) need dry conditions. They belong in open terrarium designs like this geometric one, which do not maintain humidity.
Small stones like this can be used as a decorative element in your terrarium. They also act as a drainage layer. The green of this jade is a nice color or pick any color stone you like.
You will need these pruners for trimming larger branches of the plants in your terrarium and for maintaining bonsai plants.
Made from 100% recycled glass, Growstone is an innovative drainage medium because it is pH neutral for your plants, dust free, reusable, and lighter than normal gravel and stone you might use.
This open design terrarium is an ideal habitat for cacti and succulents as well as air plants.
This do-it-yourself kit contains everything but the plants: glass vessel, soil, drainage medium and moss.
Wardian Cases (developed by Dr. Ward, a physician with a passion for botany) are early examples of terrariums used by the botanists and plant hunters of the 19th century to transport home their prospected plant finds from lands far away. This one we found is to utterly beautiful and reminiscent of Victorian England. Better yet, it is made by the reputable H Potter Company. We fell in love. The top is removable and the bottom is resin so no liner is necessary.
These eco-friendly bamboo terrarium tweezers are necessary for placing plants precisely inside your glass vessel, especially if your vessel has just a small opening.
A fun and kitschy way to get your terrarium up off the shelf is to hang them with these light bulb designed hanging terrariums.
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