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Succulents Terrarium

Martha Stewart
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A succulent terrarium.Making a beautiful terrarium is a perfect way to bring the outside indoors during the winter months.

You Will Need:

  • Assortment of succulents
  • Glass container with wide opening (to keep moisture from accumulating)
  • Gravel
  • Cactus-mix soil
  • Sand
  • Fertilizer
  • Straw
  • Accents or garden ornaments, such as cement mushrooms, iron birds and snails, large river rocks, and glass bugs and spiders

Succulents Terrarium How-To

  1. Place a 2-inch layer of gravel on the bottom of container; this provides drainage.
  2. Place a layer of cactus-mix soil, a fast-draining soil that retains little moisture.
  3. Remove plants from pots and place roots in soil.
  4. Add layer of sand.
  5. Using a straw, blow into vessel to create windswept bluffs.
  6. Add accents or garden ornaments.

Care Tips

  • Give the terrarium direct sunlight every day for at least five or six hours.
  • Water the terrarium every two weeks.
  • The water should freely drain to the bottom. After watering, there should not be more than an inch of water visible in the gravel at the bottom.
  • Fertilize only in the summer (May through September).
  • Use half the fertilizer indicated in the box’s instructions every other watering, about once a month.

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