DIY Plant Terrarium

How To Make Your Own DIY Plant Terrarium

Plant terrariums are a creative way to expand your plant collection and a fun interior feature. By creating a DIY plant terrarium you can enhance your plant selection and make sure it stands out.

Over recent years, the popularity of houseplants has surged. People are bringing the outdoors in and enjoying having greenery around their homes. However, having the same cheese plant in the corner and succulents on the windowsill as everyone else can make your plant preferences seem tiresome and basic. In this blog post, we’re teaching you how to make a one-of-a-kind DIY plant terrarium that will set your plants apart from the rest.

What is a plant terrarium? 

Plant terrariums are aquariumswith earth instead of water. And instead of having fish inside the glass container, you have plants. These plants are laid out inside the container to create an eye-catching interior feature. 

You can have terrariums for a variety of different plants. However, succulent and tropical plant terrariums tend to be the most popular. A plant terrarium must have the same species of plant growing inside as the terrarium will cater to this plant’s needs. Therefore, if you have a succulent plant terrarium, a tropical plant will be unable to inhabit the same space. 

Terrariums come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Many people use unusual objects to create their terrariums, such as jam jars, geometrical containers, and bottles. Having a uniquely shaped terrarium container makes it even more of an eye-catching feature. Most people choose to position their plant terrariums by the window or on desks or shelves. A DIY plant terrarium allows you to get creative with your plant displays and is a neat way to bring outdoor foliage inside the home.

Shop bought versus DIY plant terrarium 

The increasing popularity of plant terrariums means many mainstream retailers are manufacturing and selling them. Although picking up a plant terrarium from your local shop might seem like an easy option, we have several reasons why creating a DIY plant terrarium is better. 

By creating a DIY plant terrarium, you can decide the plants you want, the style of glass container that matches your home, and tailor it to the size and space you have. For example, you might be searching for a succulent plant terrarium for a small spot on your shelf, but all you can find are medium size terrariums with air plants. If you create a DIY plant terrarium, you can perfectly tailor it to your needs and aesthetic preferences. In addition to this, putting your terrarium together yourself means no one else will have the same one, and you can add a personal touch to your plant collection.

How to make your DIY plant terrarium

If you’re ready to create your DIY plant terrarium, here’s what you’ll need:

The first step in creating your DIY plant terrarium is to pick a suitable glass container. It’s up to you whether you keep things classic or go for something a little more out there. If you have empty glass items around the house, using one of these is a great way to repurpose it and reduce waste. 

Once you’ve decided on your glass container, you need to pick your plants. As mentioned previously, tropical and succulents are among the most popular for plant terrariums, but you can also use ferns, carnivorous plants, air plants and many more. Once you’ve decided on your plant, research the climate it enjoys. Tropical plants enjoy humid and hot environments, therefore a terrarium with a lid is ideal. However, a succulent is more suited to an open-top terrarium. Making sure you can provide the correct environment for your plants is the key to a successful DIY plant terrarium.

After picking your glass container and plants, you need to set about creating the ideal habitat for them. To achieve this, you need to first lay the groundwork of your terrarium. Begin by laying out pebbles or stones for draining. Next, add activated charcoal. Using activated charcoal in your terrarium ensures the soil stays fresh and antibacterial, better assisting the growth of your plants. Following this, you need to lay potting soil. Most soils are suitable for a plant terrarium, but it helps if you know which type your plant will best benefit from. Finally, it’s time to add your plants and any additional decorative elements. Position your DIY plant terrarium in an area with enough sunlight for your chosen plant, and don’t forget to tend to your terrarium in the same way you do your other houseplants.

Key takeaway

DIY plant terrariums are easy to create and simple to look after. They require the same care as your other plants, yet create a more interesting feature. If you’re ready to upgrade your plant collection, consider creating a DIY plant terrarium and adding a personal touch to your houseplant selection.


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