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It is a very beautiful piece of decoration for your interior. It is also very useful to make an original gift. You can learn how to create one by following a few simple instructions.

A terrarium is a collection of small decorative plants that grow in a closed environment. The container should be clear and have a wide opening to allow access to houseplants.

If you want to craft one, you will need the following materials:

  • Glass jar, reuse one, of course you have plenty on hand.
  • Tape.
  • Small rocks.
  • Charcoal.
  • Earth.
  • Medium sized stones for decoration.
  • Seedlings You need to select plants small enough for the glass container. If it grows too long, the terrarium will look cramped. The use of: Tillandsia stricta, Pilea involuta, Cyathus bivittatus, Fittonia verschaffeltii var. Argyoneura and various succulents.

All of these, you can get them easily, use whatever you can recycle.

How to make a terrarium?

The described procedure is useful for a horizontal or vertical terrarium.

  1. Wash the pot and the stones to avoid fungal growth.
  2. Once dry, glue the mouth of the boat to prevent dirt from escaping. If you decide to give it a portrait orientation, you can skip this step.
  3. Place a thin layer of activated charcoal. He will keep the water cool and fight any bacterial growth in your terrarium.
  4. Small stones are placed at the bottom of the pot, which will serve as drainage.
  5. Place a first layer of soil, trying to cover the entire terrarium.
  6. Put the seedlings in the arrangement that we consider the most suitable. It is recommended to use those that require high humidity.
  7. Once the plants are in place, their roots are covered with soil. You can assess if you place foam (do not take it from the field), because it is a soil conditioner and beautifies the terrarium. Don’t take nature’s moss.
  8. The decoration can be completed by placing stones of different sizes.
  9. Spray water with a spray bottle two or three times, no more. This will feed the plant, which will recycle it through respiration. Once this step is completed, the terrarium can be closed.
  10. You can place a decorative figure to showcase the beauty of the craft piece.

It is important to check the humidity levels. The first days the plant acclimates, but after a week you need to remove the excess so that the plant does not die. You can wipe the windows with a cloth to remove it. If there is excess humidity, fungi may also appear.

When summer arrives, avoid placing it in a place exposed to direct sunlight. Glass absorbs heat, it can dramatically increase the temperature and kill plants.