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)
- Cactus-mix soil
- Accents or garden ornaments, such as cement mushrooms, iron birds and snails, large river rocks, and glass bugs and spiders
Succulents Terrarium How-To
- Place a 2-inch layer of gravel on the bottom of container; this provides drainage.
- Place a layer of cactus-mix soil, a fast-draining soil that retains little moisture.
- Remove plants from pots and place roots in soil.
- Add layer of sand.
- Using a straw, blow into vessel to create windswept bluffs.
- Add accents or garden ornaments.
- 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.