If you want to embrace a bit of gardening but you’re short on space (or a green thumb) – a terrarium is a great option. They’re cheap and easy to put together, super low maintenance and allow you to bring the outdoors in.
1. The key to a good terrarium is in the layers – they need to be dense so start with about 3cm of pebbles at the bottom of your glass container.
2. If you plan to grow herbs in your terrarium you’ll need some good quality Organic Potting Mix but in this case we’ve opted for Cacti And Succulents Potting Mix (ask for it at your local nursery). Fill the terrarium with about 6-8cm of potting mix (or more depending on how deep your container is).
3. Roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty arranging and planting your succulents.
4. Add some leftover pebbles or gravel around your plants – this is purely decoration so skip if you prefer a cleaner look.
5. Make use of those lingering Happy Meal toys and knick knacks (we’ve all got a few too many) and give them a home in your spanking new terrarium.
A note on watering your succulents:
Indoor terrariums do best near windows with lots of indirect sunlight, but If you plan to keep your new terrarium outdoors it’ll need to be undercover so that it’s safe from rain. Use a spray bottle to lightly water your plants every few weeks, but don’t overdo it! A wet terrarium = a mouldy mess. Yuck!