cookie jar terrarium

by tammy

terrarium side detail

Assembling a terrarium is rather simple, provided you have the right materials. The easiest to maintain is a succulent terrarium like this, for it requires lots of light and little water.

To get started you need to find a glass container. I used an old cookie jar, but anything from a glass vase to an empty pickle jar will do. Unlike a tropical terrarium, a succulent habitat is open air and does not require a lid.

The layers are outlined visually above…

Starting at the bottom, add rocks for drainage. For a personal touch, I added a layer of shells I collected recently at the beach (this is not required).

On top of the rocks, place a thin layer of charcoal. Charcoal for plants is sold almost anywhere you can buy soil, just ask. The charcoal layer helps to absorb impurities and prevent fungus from growing in the container.

After the charcoal, a layer of cactus soil, then your plants. If possible, leave a little space between your plants to give them room to multiply and grow.

cookie jar terrarium

09/16/09 The newest additions to my household…

mini terrarium

The mini terrarium, made with an empty salsa jar and old fish tank gravel & the floating terrarium, inspired from this project.

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    [...] by tammy – July 27th, 2010 Over the last year my terrarium has thrived, just check out the before (here) and after (below).  With this abundant growth, I’ve decided it was time to take some [...]

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