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  • Writer's pictureTracey Parriman

How to Make a Terrarium

Terrariums can add a mystical and ethereal dimension to any room that’s quite different from the statement of a classic houseplant. They can be moody and esoteric, bright and complex, or simple and unique. Really, the creative possibilities are endless when you consider not only the plants and pieces you put inside your terrarium but also the container you use!

Items you’ll need:

-glass container

-clean pebbles

-potting mix


-long tweezers or chopsticks

-terrarium moss

-plants appropriate for terrariums (certain types of moss and ferns are great ones to start with)

-any fun pieces you may like to add such as tiny figurines or structures

-plant mister

  • Start with clean hands and a clean container and fill the first inch or so of the vessel with the pebbles.

  • Add the potting mix evenly on top.

  • Drop in your plants. You can use the tweezers or chopsticks to move them around if the container opening is too narrow for your hand. Make sure roots get covered with soil.

  • Lay terrarium moss over the soil medium and add any figurines, rocks, or other items. The tweezers are also helpful for this step!

  • Place the terrarium in an area with bright, indirect light.

  • Have fun and let creativity flow!

One attractive piece of terrariums are the clean edges between layers of pebbles, soil, and moss. Using a spoon to even out these layers can be helpful. Once your terrarium is complete, give the plants a thorough misting and sit back and enjoy. These containers can be as simple or extravagant as you like - either way, we’d love to see what you create!

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