How To: Build Your Own Terrarium

Build Your Own Terrarium

Do you have a green thumb but an extremely limited living space? Try building your own DIY terrarium. All you need is a clear glass or plastic container, a few of your favorite plants, and some cheap gardening supplies to start your own self-contained, self-sustained miniature garden.

The best part about making your own terrarium is that the sky is the limit for how it can look. You can grow plants in old pickle jars, fish bowls, apothecary jars, disc spindle cases, antique vases, mason jars, and more. You can make your plant arrangements minimalist or organically cluttered, and use as many or as little ornaments as you wish.

Other than giving your terrarium a few sprays of water when the soil starts getting dry, your terrarium should be a self-sustaining and low-maintenance living ecosystem that brings some green eye-candy to your indoor space.

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what exactly is a terrarium?

i think it's like a little...actually nvm i got no clue lol

It's like an aquarium, but with dirt, gravel, sand, etc... Kinda like a reptile tank.

Are there animals in it?

there can be animals in it. but its a plant thing

Thanks for explaining guys! :) I've seen some terrariums that add little snails but for the most part it's a self-sustaining ecosystem for plants, moss, succulents, etc.

thats really cool, ill have to make one

A terrarium is small enclosure or closed container in which selected living plants and sometimes small land animals, such as turtles and lizards, are kept and observed. You've got a great job Ms. yumi

Cerec Tunica:
"Terrarium" comes from Latin "terra" meaning :
1. the Earth
2. earth
3. ground, soil, dirt

same as "aquarium" comes from Latin "aqua" = water.

very enlightening. thanks dona!

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