Great Plants For Terrariums With Images | How To Make Your Terrarium In A Jar.
Updated: Aug 6, 2020
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GREAT PLANTS FOR TERRARIUMS
Small succulents or ferns are the first you may think of for terrariums, but there are other small leafy plants that thrive in these containers.
1. Button Fern (PELLAEA ROTUNDIFOLIA)
The arching fronds of tiny button-like leaflets grow quickly to fillany space.
2. Moon Valley (PILEA INVOLUCRATA)
The two-toned leaves are red on the underside, adding a touch of colour to the greenery.
3. Starfish Plant (CRYPTANTHUS BIVITATUS)
A feature of this little bromeliad is the red, white or green stripes that seeem to glow.
4. PEPEROMIA (P. CAPERATA)
The ripples and deep wrinkles on the leaves add texture and depth to the greenery.
5. Clubmoss (SELEGINELLA KRAUSSIANA)
You can get plenty of these prettily shaped leaves as it likes to spread itself around, so give it a regular clip.
6. Strawberry Begonia (SAXIFRAGA STOLONIFERA)
The lovely two-toned, heart-shaped foliage forms the base for wispy burgundy flowers in spring.
Terrarium In A Jar.
This is a mini, in-your-face garden, with which you can get up close and personal.
Gather your supplies
Clear glass container
Activated charcoal pieces
Quality potting mix
For you to note
Activated charcoal helps remove toxins and smells in sealed terrariums and absorb moisture so roots don't get too damp.
Sheet moss also helps to absorb smells and excess water, and gives a terrarium a lush, finished look.
Here's how to make your terrarium In a Jar
STEP 1 Put a layer of pebbles in glass container base or in a jar, then top with a layer of charcoal pieces about 2.5-5cm deep.
STEP 2 Combine equal parts charcoal and potting mix and gill glass container to one-quarter to one-third full. Gently pack down mix every 5cm to remove large air pockets.
STEP 3 Gently remove plants from their pots and arrange on top of mix to ensure proper spacing. Allow enough room between plants for extra mix.
STEP 4 Pack the mix in and around plants deep enough to cover roots.Try to prevent plants from reaching too far above top of container.
STEP 5 Gently water surface of mix.
STEP 6 Place moss on top of mix between plants.
STEP 7 Moisten atmosphere with spray water mister.
STEP 8 Scatter decorative pebbles on surface.
TERRARIUM CARE: HOW TO CARE FOR TERRARIUM
Put in bright, indirect light.
Water mix and moisten atmosphere weekly or every fortnight.
Trim growth that comes out and over your container with small, clean scissors.
Trim moss with small, clean scissors or clippers to keep thickness under control.
Open lidded terrariums every month for airing.
Ensure environment is most (you can see condensation on glass).
Cut or remove plants if leaves start to rot.
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