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Terrariums are a beautiful addition to desks, dining room tables, or other well-lit spots. Check out our easy step-by-step instructions on how to plant a terrarium.
Add a little green to your indoor space with an eye-catching terrarium! Not only are they a great oxygen booster, terrariums are easy to create and can be made in a variety of sizes. Change up the container to fit into any décor.
Install approximately 1-2 inches of charcoal at base of container.
Combine remaining charcoal with soil either by hand or with trowel.
Fill your container one-fourth to one-third full with the charcoal-and-soil mixture. Gently pack the soil every 2 inches to avoid large air pockets.
Use your hands to pack soil in and around plants. Tuck plants deep enough into the soil to cover all plant roots and to keep the plants from reaching too far above the top of the container.
With gloves, position moss on top of the soil and between the plants.
Water plants and place container in a well-lit area with indirect light. Future watering is dependent on the types of plants you have selected and the environment they're growing in. Test the soil for moisture before pulling out the watering can.
Maintenance is minimal once the plants are established. As they grow you may want to trim any branches that grow out and over the top of your container.