We know it is important to have one in the house, so we put together a guide to choosing suitable plants for your terrarium. Building terrariums is a fun hobby that adults and kids can enjoy together. Not only is it full of fun, it’s a great time for bonding and learning. It’s also easy as pie. In an enclosed terrarium, plants will hardly ever need watering and can grow effort-free for years. The trick to having a self-sustaining terrarium is to pick the right plants.
But which plants do best in these pint-sized green houses? Here are a few tips to keep in mind:
- Generally speaking you want to pick plants that can tolerate humidity, since the enclosed nature of a terrarium traps in moisture. Also keep in mind that terrarium plants need to be able to tolerate low or indirect light.
- Choose plants that are small enough for your terrarium. You don’t want the plants’ leaves to touch the sides of the container.
- Succulents and cacti can grow in a terrarium, but it’s best to use an open container that will retain less humidity. You should also add some sand to the potting mix to mimic the plants’ native environment.
We have a wide variety of plants and grasses for your terrarium. Visit terrarium supplies to build you own terrarium.