Terrariums are a popular gardening trend that allows you to bring a miniature botanical world into your home. A terrarium also adds a sense of tranquility, health, and pleasantness to spaces that aren’t particularly large. A terrarium is a glass receptacle that comprises soil and plants and can be opened to access the plants inside for preservation. However, rather than being sealed, it can be open to the atmosphere. Keeping a Terrarium Workshop as a decorative or ornamental item is common.
Closed and open terrariums are the two types of terrariums. Terrarium plants come in a variety of shapes and sizes. As a result, the methods for caring for your terrariums can differ. Here is a list of tips for taking care of your terrariums:
- Closed Terrariums
A self-contained ecosystem is similar to a closed terrarium. These miniature gardens thrive with only a little watering and indirect light. They cultivate their growing environment. The transparent container allows sunlight to pass through, allowing the plants to photosynthesize. The heat inside the sealed vessel distills the moisture in the soil and plants. The water vapor then condenses on the container walls, eventually falling back on the plants and soil.
The water cycle is a continuous process in a closed terrarium; tropical plants thrive in this humid environment. However, once a week, the terrarium must be opened to remove excess moisture from the container’s walls.
Care Tips – Keep your terrarium in a bright area where it will receive indirect light, such as in your home or office. If your plants begin to turn rust-colored, it means that they are receiving ample sunlight and that you should move them to a little more shielded area that receives sunlight but not undeviatingly.
Closed ones do not require regular watering. To avoid overwatering, use a spoon or a water sprayer if you feel the need to add more moisture. Allow the container to sit open for a while if there is excess water on the sides or bottom.
- Opened Terrariums
An opened terrarium gives your limited indoor space, such as countertops, work desks, and night tables, a touch of greenery. These containers have an opening that allows for air circulation, which aids plant growth and prevents the container from becoming too wet. A nursery or any online store can easily provide you with an open terrarium. These terrariums are best suited for plants that thrive in arid climates and don’t mind being exposed to direct sunlight.
Care Tips- Plants that are commonly used in open terrariums bloom in sunlight and require very little water. Terrariums don’t have drainage systems, and they should not be overwatered or watered frequently. If the soil starts to dry out, you can water the plants from the base. To water the plants, you can use a spray bottle. If the edges of your leaves begin to fade, it’s time to water your plants. If the leaves of your plants begin to turn brown or black, you’re watering them too much. Replace the plant as needed and use less water.
Finally, cut your plants to the coveted size and remove any fungus, algae, or dead plants. This will aid in the preservation of the little garden world’s health, cleanliness, and greenness. Happy gardening!