What if you were given a chance to make your own world? How would you want it to look like?
You can definitely experience making a miniature world, jungle, or garden while also putting your creative mind at work and that is by building a terrarium!
What is a terrarium? A terrarium is a miniature landscape of small plants that is grown in an enclosed or partially open clear container. It’s a great way for busy students, office workers, and people who do not have green thumbs to be able to grow plants since a terrarium is self-sufficient and only requires very minimal care.
What do you need in making a terrarium? There only a few basic things that you need to have in building your own terrarium: container, soil, pebbles or rocks, and plants.
Your choice of container is only as broad as your imagination. You can upcycle old jars, bottles, and fish bowls. You may also buy differently shaped glass containers. The presence of soil depends on the kind of terrarium that you will be making, like desert plant terrarium or air plant terrarium. Other than soil, some people even put moss and bark chips to their landscape as additional elements. You also need pebbles or small rocks for your terrarium. Placing them at the bottom layer is very important, as it serves as the drainage of your miniature garden. Lastly, the plants used in terrariums are usually succulents and air plants. Their size should be small enough to fit in the container without touching the sides. You can get all of these materials from gardening stores or you can simply go to www.hobstr.com to purchase a terrarium starter kit and get all of these without any shipping fee. The plants and containers are personalized so you get to choose from different kinds, shapes and sizes.
Some people build their terrariums with themes and you can also do this! By adding small toys or figurines you can have themes like Jurassic park, butterfly garden, Christmas, by the beach, and so much more. The possibilities are endless!
So how do you take care of a terrarium? You don’t. They say it’s better for it to dry than to be overwatered. Just water it every few weeks, depending on the size of the terrarium. That would be enough especially since it is in an enclosed container, thus, the water just gets recycled.
There are other important tips in making and taking care of a terrarium and you will learn all of these for free when you get your awesome terrarium starter kit from Hobstr! Build your terrarium now and start creating your hand-made world of wonder.
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