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Plant a Terrarium

I love planting colorful and unusual tropical plants inside glass containers to create small, fascinating worlds. They invite you in for a closer look and provide a perfect escape from the cold weather outside. Terrariums are easy to care for and don’t require any special skills for success.

How to plant a terrarium

I love planting colorful and unusual tropical plants inside glass containers to create small, fascinating worlds. They invite you in for a closer look and provide a perfect escape from the cold weather outside. Terrariums are easy to care for and don’t require any special skills for success.

On a recent wintry afternoon, I created a terrarium in about an hour. I chose a tropical theme, but you can also create terrariums with cacti, mosses or carnivorous plants. The key is to select plants that will thrive where you plan to display your terrarium. How much light will the plants will receive? South- and west-facing windows provide strong, bright light. East windows are medium. Fluorescent office lighting and north-facing windows provide low to medium light.

To create your own terrarium, read the step-by-step article, How to Plant a Terrarium.

Ann Whitman
Gardener’s Supply

6 Comments

  1. February 7, 2011    

    This is so pretty.

  2. February 7, 2011    

    The link at the end of this post for the article doesn’t work.

  3. February 7, 2011    

    All fixed now. Thanks for reporting the error. -David Grist, Gardener’s Supply

  4. February 10, 2011    

    I plant a parsley and it seems I don’t know how to care for it……it has not too much light……

  5. February 10, 2011    

    Thanks for the link to the step by step. This will help with my terrarium.

  6. February 24, 2011    

    What’s so great about Terrarium Containers is that they can be so easy to take care of since you don’t need to water them very often. Most of the time if you’re a beginner you can even get one that is pre-planted and ready to go.

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