TERRARIUMS

OUR TERRARIUMS ARE DESIGNED AND LANDSCAPED BY US. WE USE KEY SUBSTRATE LAYERS, SELECTIVE PLANTING AND A KEEN EYE TO CREATE OUR ONE-OFF DESIGNS.

TERRARIUMS ARE ENCLOSED, SELF-SUSTAINING ENVIRONMENTS THAT REGULATE THEIR OWN WATER AND NUTRIENT CYCLES, SO THEY SHOULD NEED VERY LITTLE FROM YOU, BUT IT IS WISE TO MONITOR THEM, AS REGULAR OBSERVATION WILL ALERT YOU TO ANY CHANGES YOU MIGHT NEED TO RESPOND TO. GENERALLY THERE ARE THREE 'STATES' A TERRARIUM CAN EXHIBIT:

PART CONDENSATED, PART CLEAR: THIS IS WHAT YOU'RE AIMING FOR; IF THE GLASS IS CONDENSATED ON ONE SIDE AND CLEAR ON THE OTHER, THEN CONDITIONS ARE JUST RIGHT.

CONDENSATED ALL THE WAY AROUND:YOU'LL NEED TO REMOVE THE CORK OR STOPPER FOR AN HOUR OR TWO EVERY OTHER DAY UNTIL YOU SEE A CLEAR AREA DEVELOPING ON THE GLASS. YOU WANT TO AVOID TOO WET AN ENVIRONMENT AS THESE CONDITIONS CAN PROMOTE MOULD. IF YOU DO SEE ANY MOULD DEVELOP, REMOVE IT STRAIGHT AWAY AND CONTINUE TO REMOVE THE CORK AT DAILY INTERVALS TO ALLOW AIR TO CIRCULATE. WHEN YOU SEE HALF CLEAR HALF CONDENSATED AGAIN YOU CAN REPLACE THE CORK.

CLEAR ALL THE WAY AROUND: YOUR TERRARIUM MAY BE TOO DRY. NEVER POUR WATER DIRECTLY INTO A TERRARIUM, INSTEAD USE A SPRAY BOTTLE OR ATOMISER TO LIGHTLY SPRAY YOUR PLANTS, THEN OBSERVE THE GLASS OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS. YOU SHOULD SEE BEADS OF CONDENSATION REAPPEARING ON THE GLASS.

REMEMBER TO KEEP AWAY FROM DIRECT SUN AND HEAT SOURCES. TERRARIUM PLANTS ARE GENERALLY LOW LIGHT LOVING, SO DON'T BE TEMPTED TO PLACE IN A SOUTH FACING WINDOW. SIMILARLY, TOO DARK AN EXPOSURE COULD BE DETRIMENTAL TO THE ENVIRONMENT AS MOULD IS ENCOURAGED BY CONTINUALLY DAMP CONDITIONS, SO FIND THE PERFECT MEDIUM LIGHT POSITION FOR YOUR TERRARIUM TO FLOURISH.

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