How to Make a Terrarium
Follow These Easy Steps
Start with your terrarium or container, I have chosen a large Fedde glass cover terrarium. You can use anything you like, I would suggest a jar, open glass bowl, hanging glass bauble or glass terrarium – all can be found in Hobbycraft.
Fill the bottom of the terrarium with a 1 1/2-inch layer of small rocks to collect the water drainage.
Add a layer of potting soil ontop. It should be deep enough for the plants to root to, so about 2 1/2 inches.
Remove the largest plant from its container and dust excess soil off the roots. Using the end of a spoon, make a hole in the soil big enough for the roots and nestle the plant inside, tamping the soil down firmly to hold it in place. Plan for approximately 1 plant per inch of container diameter.
Top Tip! Use a paper towel to transplant prickly cacti to avoid pricking your fingers.
Hanging Bauble Terrariums
Another simple and effective way to create a terrarium is by using jars or bottles. – these can be recycled from home or bought new at Hobbycraft. I’ve added some copper pebbles to mine and kept the arrangement quite minimalist.