A Transparent Look Into The Use Of Glass Containers And Terrariums.
Author: Verity Webb Date Posted:26 August 2016
May we introduce you to a beautiful new addition to the plant gifting world, terrariums. We would love to share with you, what they’re all about and how they work.
Basically, a terrarium is a form of container gardening. The containers are often glass and can be sealed or open. They come in all shapes and sizes and are a perfect alternative to a traditional indoor plant option.
The idea behind this masterpiece, is based on a mini eco system. Inside a terrarium there are lots of natural processes occurring such as photosynthesis, respiration and the water cycle. In a closed terrarium, the water is constantly being recycled passing from liquid form to gas and back again. As the moisture in the air condenses on the inside of the glass, it returns to the soil and is absorbed by the plants roots.
Caring for your terrarium is easy, like all plants it basically comes down to light and water. A sealed terrarium should basically take care of itself with the natural processes we just mentioned but an open or partially open terrarium will need some more careful attention.
Bright, indirect sunlight is best. If you are opting for a completely sealed terrarium, be careful that it doesn’t get too hot, as the leaves can burn.
Well maintained terrariums can technically go for months without water but usually a few drops every week or two will do the trick. Get to know your terrarium, if there is condensation on the glass the natural plant / water cycle is probably doing just fine by itself. If there is no sign of condensation and you have had the terrarium in bright light for a few days, add a small eye dropper full of water to the base soil.
So there you have it, the low down on glass and plants. If you’re looking for a unique alternative to the traditional terra cotta or concrete pot, look into a terrarium...we think they're super!
Happy terrarium-ing :-)