Caring for Terrariums

Tips for keeping Terrarium plants healthy

01

Hang me / Tear drop Terrariums

succulent

Water thoroughly then let the soil go dry before rewatering, which is approximately every 7 โ€“ 10 days. Water every 3 weeks during winter months.

Place your plant in an area well-lit with natural light, such as on a windowsill or on a patio; avoid intense sunlight.

Air plants

Air plants could be watered by soaking into a bucket of water in few minutes (remember to shaking off the excess water before placing it back to the hanging vase) or 4-5 sprays of water 4-5 times a week in summer time and 2-3 times a week in winter time. The plants should be dry out in 3-4 hours after watering, otherwise, they have to be placed in an more airy area.

They can be grown indoor or protected position outdoor. In both positions, they have to be kept in well-lit area but away from direct sunlight. Full spectrum artificial light (fluorescent) is acceptable.

other plants

Water thoroughly then let the soil go dry before rewatering, which is approximately every 5 โ€“ 7 days. Water every 10-14 days during winter months.

Placing terrarium in a well-lit area with indirect sunlight or even artificial light.

02

Enclosed terrariums

Water

Always keep the moss on top damp and a slight condensation should be seen on the glass.

Do not over water terrarium, if so, you will see a lot of water around the rock at the bottom. In that case, take the lid off, place the terrarium in a brighter area (indirect light) until that water evaporates then replace the lid (usually takes few days).- In general, an enclosed terrarium could be watered once every month or so and little to no water in winter as the plant are dormant (again, make sure that the moss always damp).

Only use mineralised water or rainwater as tap water contains salts that can build up inside the terrarium causing damage to your plants.

After watering, keep the lid off for few hours to allow the terrarium breathe and the leaves of the plants dry

Lighting

Placing terrarium in a well-lit area with indirect sunlight or even artificial light. Do not place an enclosed terrarium under direct sunlight as the greenhouse-effect could burn and kill your plants.

Terrariums with succulent plants inside must be placed in brighter area and without lid.

Fertilizer

Do not fertilise. Fertilizer could build up salt in the soil which will damage the plant.

Pruning

Take out all of the dead leaves to avoid rotting inside the terrarium. Prune back any out of control braches to keep the plants in shape and encourage bushier growth.

03

Open terrariums

Water

Open Terrariums require frequently watering as the water evaporates.

Terrariums consisting of just succulent plants, water thoroughly then let the soil go dry before re-watering, which is approximately every 10-14 days, indoors. Water once a month during winter time.

Terrariums with plants other than succulents, water every 7-10 days in summer and once a month in winter.

If there are many types of plants in an open terrarium, water less for succulent plants and more for order plants.

Lighting

Placing terrarium in a well-lit area with indirect sunlight or even artificial light.

Terrariums with succulent plants inside must be placed in brighter area and without lid.

Fertilizer

Do not fertilise. Fertilizer could build up salt in the soil which will damage the plant.

Pruning

Take out all of the dead leaves to avoid rotting inside the terrarium. Prune back any out of control braches to keep the plants in shape and encourage bushier growth.

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