How do I build a terrarium? – plants and matching glass jars

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Create a small decorative paradise at home with terrarium plants


What is a terrarium for you? We see it as a decorative ecosystem, which could be great at home in many places. Terrarium plants could be those that can grow in absolutely different conditions than the usual ones here.

The reason for this is that within this small system, one could create one's own, totally different climate.

Build the terrarium yourself 

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What should you know before the beginning of the project?

There are some things that you should be aware of before choosing the terrarium plants and the appropriate vessel. Here you are at a glance:

Needed materials at a glance

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♦ The vessel should be made of plastic or glass and definitely transparent

♦ It must be adapted to the roots of the selected plants in any case. Otherwise, it may happen that the selected green can not develop well.

♦ If you want to accommodate several different plants within the terrarium, then these would have to fit well together. They should meet the same requirements in terms of climate, humidity and temperature. They also have to be able to develop under the same lighting conditions.

♦ For DIY projects, you can use a number of glass jars, but they are also associated with a different effort. It would be possible to use vases, bottles, various glass articles left over from the purchases of the products in the supermarket; You could also take an old fish aquarium that is round. The latter had to be in good condition.

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Open and closed terrariums

The terrariums could be divided into two categories - open and closed. The main difference between these is that the open ones can tolerate more light than the closed ones. The closed ones have a blanket, which can be opened regularly.

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Remember that the plant terrariums should have holes in the bottom. So you do not have your own drainage system. In order to avoid the spoiling of the plant roots, one would have to prove the soil with stones. Even small pieces of brick would be a good solution. The type of soil in the terrarium is closely related to the type of plants you will use. The ratio of the soil to the other parts of the terrarium plants should be 1: 3, so that you can have a good development.

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As a rule, terrarium plants should be regarded as those that grow more slowly. Because you have little space there.

In general, these could be papyrus, mosses, fittonia and other such species. Also consider the common ivy. Succulents would also be very appropriate. They would have to be aware that only open vessels would be suitable for the latter. Particularly good as terrarium plants are aloe vera and sedum.

Choose the right glass jar

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Terrarium plants as a living decoration

In this case you can bet on two approaches. Individual plants in the terrarium could act as an accent. You can also enliven a certain area by a larger grouping.

Terrariums at the window

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The main rules of arranging have much in common with those of the interior. Large terrariums with plants should be housed in wider premises. The small pots are great for window sills. Take a look at a lot of pictures of interior design with plant terrariums. Let them work on you, so that you can then recognize their beauty.

Terrarium as an eye-catcher in the living room

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Let's go back to grouping. This is most suitable for the smaller species of terrarium plants and whenever you want to create more volume. Do not forget to adapt to the appropriate proportions of the premises.

Pictures of interior with plant terrariums

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 DIY projects with old light bulbs - terrarium

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 Hanging wall decoration

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 Terrarium shape - round, oval or angular

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DIY aerial plants terrarium ideas

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 Make plant lamps

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Bring old mason jars into use

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Cactus species in elegant glass containers

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Succulents, moss and robust plants combine

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Add decorative stones

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Terrarium in a glass of water

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Decorate the living room table

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Terrarium with rectangular shape beautifies the desk

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Make terrarium yourself - mix of color and texture

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