How to take care of a terrarium?

Having a terrarium is one of the easiest ways to bring green to your space without having to take much care of them. Here, we are sharing with you some of the important care tips for your terrarium to thrive:

#1 Right plants:

This is a step to take care of when you are building your terrarium and of course we are talking about closed terrariums. Plants that flourish in high humidity and low light, such as ferns, mosses, and tropical creepers are perfect. Some of our favourite picks include for the visual appeal of the leafs include: Begonia Thelmae, Begonia Negrosensis or Pilea Moon Valley.

#2 Adequate watering:

Overwatering is one of the biggest mistakes made in terrarium care. Water the terrarium plants sparingly, only when the soil is dry. Too much water causes root rot and other problems. Important to also layer the bottom of the terrarium with gravel, charcoal, and soil. Sometimes you only need to water your terrarium once in 2-3 months.

#3 Humidity levels:

Mist the plants regularly, but make sure water does not run down to the soil if you already watered them.

#4 Light and temperature control:

Light: Place the terrarium in a bright, indirect light source. Avoid direct sunlight, as it can cause the terrarium to overheat, through the glass.

Temperature control: The temperature inside the terrarium should be consistent and suitable for the plants you have chosen. Most terrarium plants prefer temperatures between 60-80°F. Avoid placing the terrarium near sources of heat or air draft.

#5 Prune and clean:

Trim any dead or yellowing leaves and remove any fallen plant material to keep the terrarium clean and healthy.

#6 Pest control:

Regularly check for pests such as spider mites, aphids, and mealybugs. If you notice any pests, treat them immediately to prevent them from spreading.

Hope your terrariums thrive, with these guidelines. If you do not have a terrarium yet and if you are in Barcelona, we welcome you to join the most favourite activity for our community, to build these mini ecosystems in a jar.

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