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A terrarium is a great way to add
life to your space if you lack the free time or the “green thumb” to care for a
bounty of houseplants. Terrariums make it possible to grow things in places
that aren't exactly conducive to growth, and can pretty much be self-sufficient
aside from the occasional misting here or watering there.
If you have both the time
and the thumb, then making a terrarium can be a great way to experiment with
new plant varieties and can be an outlet of endless possibilities for your creativity.
Although it may seem that
terrariums have gained popularity fairly recently, they’ve been around for over 150
There are two general types of terrariums: open and
enclosed. It’s important to pick your plants based on the style of your terrarium if you want them to thrive. An open terrarium
provides ample air
circulation and lower levels of humidity. It is perfect for plants that thrive
in a drier environment, like succulents and cacti. Air plants are also great
for an open terrarium — and you can skip the soil!
An enclosed terrarium
with removable cover or lid, provides ample humidity and creates its own sort
of tiny ecosystem. The plants inside an enclosed terrarium release moisture,
which then condenses inside the vessel and trickles back into the soil. For an
enclosed terrarium, choose varieties of plants that are compact, thrive in high
humidity, and do well in moderate to low light, like ferns and mosses.
Check out a terrarium how-to ahead!