One of the most exciting ways to reinvent an object is to fill it with life. Whether it’s that old jar that’s been sitting around, or that cool cloche you bought and are wondering what to do with, it can be transformed into a miniature landscape in a few simple steps. Below you’ll find a guide to building up the layers of a terrarium, from the soil base to the plants. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different containers, plants, and found objects.
Most open terrariums will need to be watered at least once a week, while closed terrariums,
if well sealed, may never require watering after the initial planting, watering and closure.
Most terrarium plants (especially in closed terrariums) will do best in indirect light.
Use a mister or spray bottle to create humidity in an open or partially open terrarium.
Most terrarium plants won’t require much maintenance, but over time you might need to clean out any dead plant material and trim any plants that are getting too large. This will help keep all your plants happy and healthy.