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Terrariums Care

Indoor Gardening With Terrariums

The popularity of terrariums is undeniable. Given as gifts, decorations, and for home décor, terrariums have become today what flower bouquets were decades ago.

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Terrariums Care

Terrariums are a type of vivarium (an enclosed area to raise plants or animals), that are designed to simulate a dry habitat. at Terra Garden, our wide range of terrariums allows you to create a nearly endless variety of environments, from desert to woodland or jungle habitats and more.



Moderate light from a florescent or desk lamp or, preferably, 5-10 feet next to a window avoiding direct sunlight & heat.

Rotate occasionally every week or so if light source is limited from one direction.



Fertilizing a terrarium is not necessary.


Maintaining proper moisture levels

Watch your terrarium closely to understand the soil drying patterns. Patterns will vary from one location to another. Monitor your terrarium – by peering through the glass – to avoid over-waterering, and to avoid letting the soil completely run dry.
Remember, a healthy Terrarium requires proper moisture levels.

Three ways to water and sustain your terrarium moisture levels:

1) Open Systems: requires steady watering of about 15-25 ml per plants every 3-5 days per plant depending on the terrarium size. If using a spray, make sure to moist the plants base everyday, spraying no more than 20 sprays per plants targeting the plant base.

2) Closed Systems: A lid can be fitted on top of the terrarium, sealing it completely. You can use clear acrylic (plastic) or simple plastic wrap. If desired, ventilate a closed terrarium for a few hours every 1-2 weeks. It is perfectly safe to seal a terrarium for long periods of time, including for several months. When a terrarium is sealed, condensation builds up along the glass, providing the necessary moisture. If this does not work, open up the terrarium and add the necessary amount of water.Mold or fungi can appear within sealed terrariums. This is no reason for concern. If you notice any mold or fungi, simply remove it or drape it out, and leave the terrarium unsealed for a few days to aerate.

3) Combination: You can choose to use both open and sealed systems, simultaneously. This combination option is completely customizable, depending on your schedule.

Remember, plants do like air every now and then, so don’t forget to aerate your terrarium occasionally.

For cacti + succulents

  • Provide 15-20 drops of water, per plant, every 15 days.

Ongoing maintenance

Prune and clean your terrarium whenever you observe dead branches, faded areas, if plans encroach on another plant’s turf, or if a plant starts to press against the glass.

Regularly clean the terrarium glass. Ideally, you should use a moist paper towel with water. For a stronger cleaning effect, you may use vinegar supplements. Under no circumstances should you use cleaning products.

Contact Us To learn more about how we can provide you with a customized Terrariums design and maintenance.

Terrariums from Terra Garden

With the popularity of terrariums in recent years, it’s become rather easy to find them just about anywhere. However, not all terrariums are equal. A lot goes into the proper care and design of a terrarium. At Terra Garden, we dedicate our expertise and passion toward designing terrariums customized for our clients.

As long-time naturists, we understand how important it is to properly care for the plants and ecosystem of a terrarium, which is why we employ careful and proper practices throughout the design and shipping process. When you get a terrarium from Terra Garden, you get our guarantee that your new indoor garden is healthy and prepared to last year for many years.


Bubble Terrariums

Hanging glass and bubble terrariums are symbolic of an eco-friendly world. Ideal for gifts, and as household decorations, our bubble terrariums vary in size, purpose, and design.

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Terra Cube Terrariums

Putting an an edgy spin onto traditional bubble terrariums, Terra Garden is one of the few indoor gardening supplies companies offering Terra Cube Terrariums. Mix and match your indoor garden with our customized cube gardens.

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Custom Terrariums

Most indoor gardening enthusiasts like to incorporate as much creativity and personality into their gardens as they can imagine, which is why we provide custom terrarium solutions.

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Thursday, February 11, 2016 3:25:08 AM Asia/Dubai

    You walk into a room. It is beautiful, elegant, tranquil. Then you notice: there is a miniature garden in a glass bowl resting on the table. Inside the glass, there is a tiny world of ferns or succulents, a fantasy of colors and shapes. Welcome to the world of terrariums!

    A terrarium is a tiny indoor garden in glass, where perfect growing conditions can be maintained in a miniature natural environment. The first terrarium was accidentally invented by Nathaniel Bagshaw Ward in 1842. He was observing insect life under glass and discovered that plants would grow in those conditions, too. He used what he called “War

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