A miniature Desert full of little cacti and succulents thriving inside their own ecosystem in an eco-friendly glass container. The perfect gift for those in love with nature (including yourself!) and great activity to teach kids about nature.
Nature is ready to make a statement in your home with this mini wonders called Terrariums; enclosed environments in a fancy glass container that recreate the cycles of nature at a small scale and with very little maintenance required.
Your desert little cactus and succulents will expel vapour, that condensates onto the walls of your terrarium, to then become water drops that flow down to the soil and nourish the plants again. Like a self-nourishing mini greenhouse!
Comes with Glass Jar & Cork Lid, 3x Plants, Soil, Gravel and Active Charcoal
Terrarium size: Width 24 cm & Height 28 cm
Chose between the option 'with light' or 'without light'
Increasingly popular in the last few years, especially with those that don’t have too much space
Perfect for those that enjoy creating natural mini wonders and curious at heart
A fun way of teaching kids how an ecosystem works and showing them how to care for nature
Gravel: Pour in the white gravel as evenly as possible to create the drainage layer for your terrarium.
Active Charcoal: Next up is the charcoal layer. This will protect your plants from mould.
Soil: This is the fun bit! Find a large mixing bowl and add your disk of soil, along with 500ml of warm water. Watch as the soil expands (around 15 minutes) and then add to your terrarium.
Plants: Now for the piece de resistance. Remove your plants from their growing pots and create little wells in the soil to finish off your miniature jungle.
Included in your Plant Terrarium Kit
The terrarium typically comes with the following plants
Glass and accessories The glass jar is made of 100% recycled glass. You’ll also receive a cork lid, gravel, charcoal, and compact soil to create the perfect mini rainforest.
With Light: A little light with a switcher attached to the cork lid to illuminate your terrarium and add a touch of magic to your room at night. Please note the AAA batteries are not included.
No Light: If you prefer just the natural light, you have that option too!
Check the soil before watering, if it feels very dry, it needs a little hydration. You will likely only need to water it every few weeks
If the plants are growing tall, you can trim the leaves to keep their size. Remove any yellow and brown leaves to prevent diseases
Because they are self-nourishing, they require little effort. Just take off the lid and air the terrarium once in a while for a minimum period of 24 hours to avoid mould growth and therefore health complications of your plants
General Information About Your Plant
English doctor and Botanist Nathaniel Bagshaw Ward was intrigued by insect behaviour. During one of his experiments, in 1842 he, by mistake, left a jar unsupervised. A fern spore grew, germinated into a plant and the first terrarium was born!