DIY: Create your own terrarium
Add a touch of greenery to your living space with a beautiful and delicate terrarium. Whether on display on a table top or hanging from a shelf or ceiling, a mini open-air garden in a glass container is a fun and creative way to add life and colour to your interior.
What you will need:
- A clear glass vessel
- Small white pebbles
- Potting soil suitable for succulents
- Small succulents
- White sand
- A Spoon
What you need to do:
- Start with a medium-sized, clear glass open-top container. You can use anything that strikes your fancy—a vase, a cleaned-out pasta jar, a fish bowl, or a special terrarium bowl.
- Fill the bottom of the vessel with a layer of small rocks to collect the water drainage.
- Add a layer of potting soil made for succulents and cacti. It should be deep enough for the plants to root to, about 5 to 10 cm.
- Remove the largest plant from its container and dust excess soil off the roots. Using the end of a spoon, make a hole in the soil big enough for the roots and nestle the plant inside, tamping the soil down firmly to hold it in place.Tip: Use a paper towel to transplant prickly cacti to avoid pricking your fingers.
- Continue planting the rest of the succulents, working from largest to smallest. It’s easiest to start at the back of the container and work your way forward. Tip: Play around with the arrangement—mixing up the types of plants, colours, and sizes to make it more visually pleasing.
- Once the plants are arranged, add about a tiny layer of white sand around the plants.
- Finish with some landscaping. Place a few additional pebbles here and there to complete the look. Tip: Succulents like direct sunlight every day. Lightly water the base every two weeks or once the soil dries out.
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