DIY Basic Terrarium Kit


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Basic Terrarium Kit is a package to help you create your stunning terrarium.

This kit includes essential components: 250 ml of white decorative gravel, 250 ml of activated charcoal, 250 ml of terrarium soil mix, and 250 ml of white decorative sand.

Let's dive into how to make a terrarium using these contents and explore some plant recommendations.

Creating your terrarium is a fun and creative process. Follow these simple steps to assemble your terrarium using the components provided in the kit:

Start by selecting a suitable container or glass vessel for your terrarium. Ensure it has good visibility and is large enough to accommodate your desired plants.

Begin the layering process by adding a base layer of white decorative gravel. This layer serves as drainage and helps prevent waterlogging. Pour approximately 250 ml of gravel into the bottom of your container.

On top of the gravel layer, add a layer of activated charcoal. This charcoal helps absorb excess moisture and keeps the terrarium fresh. Spread approximately 250 ml of activated charcoal evenly over the gravel layer.

The next layer consists of the terrarium soil mix. This layer provides a suitable growing medium for your plants. Add approximately 250 ml of soil mix on top of the charcoal layer, ensuring it is evenly distributed.

Finally, add a layer of white decorative sand on top of the soil mix. This sand layer adds visual appeal and completes the terrarium's aesthetic. Spread approximately 250 ml of sand over the soil layer, creating an even surface.

Now that your terrarium is ready, it's time to choose the perfect plants to populate your miniature garden. Here are some plant recommendations that thrive in terrarium environments:

Fittonia (Nerve Plant): Known for its vibrant, colourful leaves, Fittonia adds a pop of visual interest to your terrarium.

Pilea (Chinese Money Plant): Its distinctive round leaves create a unique focal point in your terrarium.

Ferns: Various ferns, such as Maidenhair Fern or Boston Fern, thrive in the humid environment of terrariums and add a lush, natural feel.

Peperomia: This diverse plant genus offers a wide range of foliage patterns and colours, making it an excellent choice for adding texture and visual variety.

Succulents: Consider including small succulents like Echeveria or Haworthia for their striking shapes and ability to thrive in drier terrarium environments.

Remember to pick plants with similar light and moisture requirements to ensure they thrive within the enclosed terrarium ecosystem.

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We also recommend adding Mini Garden Tool to your Terrarium set. Mini Garden Tool Set, designed to assist you in building and maintaining your terrarium garden. This compact and versatile set includes essential tools for working with small plants and delicate terrarium environments.

The Basic Terrarium Kit is designed to accommodate a small-sized terrarium. The kit provides the necessary components to create a compact and charming terrarium that fits nicely in various spaces.

With a volume of 4x 250 ml, the kit is suitable for terrariums of approximately 10-15 cm in diameter or 10-20 cm in height. This size is perfect for tabletop displays, shelves, or small corners where you want to add a touch of greenery and create a captivating mini ecosystem.

Plants, terrariums and garden tool sets are not included. The components come in a plastic bag.

If you have any questions or queries a member of staff will always be happy to help. Feel free to contact us by email or fill out the form with all of your details and we'll get back to you within 48 hours. 

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