Building a succulent terrarium

Building a succulent terrarium

Terrariums can make a stunning statement in your home or office. Open glass containers or jars of various shapes and sizes are recommended to make succulent terrariums an attracting feature. The selection of plants is also important and we recommend low light tolerant succulents such as Haworthia and Gasteria varieties if the terrarium is kept somewhere indoors with limited indirect sunlight. Another important factor to consider when your start building your own terrarium is to first line the bottom of the container with a layer of rocks or pebbles before you add soil mixture. This layer will help to drain the soil and prevent the roots of the plants from sitting in water and eventually rot. The next step is up to your creativity as you can select your own plant combination and add ornamental pebbles if you want. Once created, remember to ensure the terrarium receives some indirect sunlight and to rotate the jar evenly so all plants can access light. Water sparsely and only when soil is dry. Do not overwater in any circumstance as succulents can always recover from underwatering but not from overwatering.

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