Today, I am excited to share my first Terrarium Project!
Bryan and I decided about 3 months ago that we wanted to make an in-home garden … well, you know what they say – better late then never because it took us this long to finally do it! The whole project took about an hour (I think deciding what plants we wanted at the store took the longest) but I am in love with the final product! It is the perfect addition to our home.
What you need:
Cactus Potting Mix
Soil Cover Rocks
Step 1: Clean and windex your glass container (you don’t want to have a beautiful terrarium, with a foggy looking container) Next, make a base layer using your rocks. You can decide the thickness of each layer – I didn’t want our plants sticking out that far – so we just did a thin layer.
Step 2: Add a layer of your potting soil. Make this layer a little thicker than the first, you need to have enough soil for the plants to grab to, and it makes it easier for you to keep the plants in place.
Step 3: Place your plants in the positions that you want them. It’s important to break up the roots before placing them in – if all goes as planned, your succulents will take root. (it took us a few tries, to finally find a layout that I liked – I am a little picky).
Step 4: Finish your terrarium by placing a thin layer of your soil covering rocks. It gives your terrarium the finishing touches – and gives it a cleaner look. Make sure that you don’t see any of the soil (unless that is the look that you’re going for). Now, your terrarium is complete!
Luckily for me, these plants do not take a lot of upkeep. It is better to underwater, than to overwater the succulents. Give them about 1-2 spritz of water, every week or so and keep them out of direct sunlight. Too much sun will cause your plants to burn.