Terrarium building is the most go-to option for anybody who wants to make their home space look greener without making much effort. They are absolutely low on maintenance. They are great for producing more oxygen in the environment. It can be styled and adapted according to one’s liking.
Building your own terrarium is not only fun but very simple too! You can indulge your children into making their own and caring for it. Here are some of the basic things you will be needing to create your very own terrarium:
- A container of your choice
- Soil for potting
- A can for water
- Gloves because it can be a little messy
- Sheet moss
- Terrarium plant
Let’s drop some base!
For making your very own terrarium, you will need to build your base. You have to ensure that the base must be at least 1-2 inches (rocks are my go-to!). It must be filled with charcoal in the container of your choice. The reason for going for charcoal is to get rid of the potential toxins and unpleasant odor that can develop over the matter of time from the plant. Charcoal has the capability to get rid of all the toxins and odor. Moreover, these terrarium needs moisture to be absorbed. Charcoal helps to absorb all the excessive moisture and prevent the environment from being too damp.
Mix it all up!
The next step is rather fun than messy. Gear up and mix the soil and charcoal together in the container of your choice. For this purpose, a shovel can be used or mixing it all up. Charcoal and the soil will get rid of the toxins and the odor released.
Pat down time
Now the second layers can be added which is consisted of soil and charcoal. It is recommended to add at least 2 inches of the second layer so that it can serve its purpose. To get rid of all the air pockets press the soil and charcoal mixture down to make it all even. This will also give a beautiful and tidy effect when everything is set.
Add your greens!
Make room for the plants you wish to add. Make sure that there will be some soil attach to the plant as well. You would have to dig some space in the soil and make room for it.
Smooth that baby out
Now press all the soil and charcoal mixture down again because you do not need any air pockets in it. Let the plant settle in to avoid getting in the way of the lid. This will make it look tidy and presentable.
Now is the right time to add the moss. The moss gives another layer of texture and colour to your container. It will also make everything look greener and lush. It will also help to get rid of the extra moisture in the container otherwise it will lead to rotting of the root.
The container must be kept in the well let area in your house. Add some water is it to give your plants life.
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