Pike Nurseries: creating a Terrarium

Terrariums are "mini" gardens that create their own little ecosystem and are typical planted in some type of clear glass container. Creating a terrarium is a great way to bring the beauty of the outdoors inside! Affordable, easy to make and fun for expert gardeners and children alike, terrariums make it simple to start a miniature garden indoors.

Choose a glass container

Place a layer of charcoal in the vessel

  • The charcoal will help absorb an extra moisture
  • Charcoal will also help eliminate any odors

Add a 1-inch layer of decorate rock or gravel

  • This will act as the drainage for your container so the plants are not sitting in water 
  • Part of the beauty of terrariums is that you can see all the different layers
  • Play with the depth of the layers to create more interest

Add a 2-3 inch layer of Pike Potting & Container Soil

Choose the plants for your terrarium

  • We have a great selection of 2-inch plants that are perfect for terrariums
  • Vary the plants to get different textures and foliage color

Add sand, decorative rock, moss or fairies

  • Have fun mixing these decorative elements
  • You can create pathways or make different designs

Water your terrarium

  • Water your terrarium so the soil is moist to the touch – you don't want to see standing water
  • You'll probably need to water your terrarium every 10-14 days
  • Place your terrarium in an area that receives bright light but not direct sun

This weekend at Pike Nurseries – FREE Class!

  • Creating a Terrarium – Saturday, January 3 at 9 am
  • Join us for a free class to learn how to create a terrarium and how to care for them. 
  • For more information, click here.

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