Terrariums come in all shapes and sizes!
Ideal for green thumbs and plant-novices alike, succulent/cacti terrariums require minimal watering, maintenance and care.
They do not like to sit or stand in water and should completely dry out between drinks.
The name ‘terrarium’ with regard to succulents is suspect. Anything with a cacti or succulent should actually be called an aerium terrarium. At least it rhymes!
Begonias, Baby’s tears, creeping figs, Ivy, mosses, Crotons, Fittonia, Pilea, Adiantum, and pretty well any plant growing in a rainforest are exactly the type suited to an enclosed terrarium.
They will thrive, provided they don’t get too much sun or they’ll cook and rot right before your eyes!
Under these controlled conditions, a terrarium can also be used to start new plants from cuttings or seeds.
For more information on terrariums, their history and all the different types, I suggest a visit to Wikipedia’s page.
Just a note, I do offer local and regional workshops on terrariums. Please do get in touch if you’d like to request a workshop, or host me at your own event. Thank you!