Terrarium Workshop

All You Need to Know About Terrarium

Terrarium Workshop

  • A Terrarium Workshop is a tiny indoor garden sealed into an open or closed glass container.
  • Just as an aquarium for aquatic animals, a terrarium is for plants.
  • Terrariums are enclosed ecosystems that can be self-sustaining.
  • Once they are created and watered, they won’t need to observe as they regulate their own water and nutrients.
  • Terrariums are a perfect addition to your home decor as they are very relaxing, calm and gives you natural joy.
  • Terrariums have been quite popular in various parts of the world, because they are very low maintenance, occupying less space, and better idea for those who don’t have space and enough time to look after.
  • Terrariums can be used either as a decorative material at the windowsills or for vegetation purposes.

Types of terrarium:-

  • There are different types of terrariums, such as;
  1. Open terrarium
  2. Closed terrarium
  3. Dish terrarium
  4. Hanging terrarium
  5. Orchid terrarium
  6. Succulent terrarium
  7. Wooden terrarium
  • Mainly, open and closed terrariums are practiced.
  • Open terrarium:-
    • A terrarium inside an open jar, with no lid or seal.
    • This type of terrarium is well suited for plants to grow such as succulents.
    • It does require water frequently once a week, as it is an open system and does not have a water cycle.
    • As the humidity is low in an open terrarium, it is easy to adjust the moisture content by adding or removing the water.
    • Plants suitable for open terrariums are cacti, aloe, other succulents, and also, air plants as they require a drier environment and proper circulation of air.
    • There’s a drawback that they need to be observed frequently as they don’t contain any lid or top to cover the plants growing.
    • These terrariums require soil, pebbles, rocks, activated charcoal and also, direct sunlight.
  • Closed terrarium:-
    • Closed terrariums are also called sealed terrariums.
    • This terrarium consists of a lid or top over the container to enclose the plants safely within the glass container.
    • They slightly create a higher temperature which helps to evaporate all the moisture present in the soil as well as in the plants.
    • In a closed terrarium, the water vapor condenses inside the container which falls back to the soil and plants below. However, the plant does not dry out inside the container.
    • There is a constant supply of water and giving moisture to the soil and the plants.
    • Plants that are well-suited for closed terrarium are mosses, ferns, ivy, etc.
    • This closed container should never be kept directly under the sunlight because it may burn the plants.

How does a terrarium work?

  • Working on the terrarium is quite simple.
  • A closed terrarium creates an enclosed and isolated system, where plants get everything to survive, soil provides nutrients for the plants.
  • A closed terrarium provides a water cycle within it, like the nutrients provided by soil are recycled as plants grow, die, and returning them to the soil.
  • Terrarium needs only one thing to add which is light of photosynthesis for the growth of plants.
  • Ferns, moss is likely to be plants that love moisture.