Add a charming dose of greenery to any space with an open-air terrarium. A terrarium is an excellent way to enjoy the aesthetic benefits of indoor plants in a low maintenance way; they require little upkeep, occasional watering, and only small amounts of sunlight. Enjoy our step-by-step guide to verdant décor below!
Begin by placing 2 inches of gravel or small pebbles at the base of the glass vessel. This allows for adequate water drainage for the plants.
Add 3-4 inches of potting soil on top of the gravel.
Depending on the size of your glass container, choose a few different succulents or cacti for the terrarium. We recommend using odd numbered plants, like groupings of 3 or 5. It's best to choose diverse types for the most visual appeal. We like one tall plant, one low one for ground cover, and a focal point that pops with a unique shape or bright color. Plant from biggest to smallest for best results, leaving at least an inch between plants.
For the finishing coat, scoop white sand and sprinkle throughout terrarium, about 1/4 inch level is ideal.
It's fun to add some decorative elements, like tiny dinosaur statues, ceramic mini mushrooms, polished stones, or moss. Mix and match or change it up for a new look. For maintenance, water about once every two weeks.