Bring some greenery indoors with a terrarium. They are one of the most popular botanical trends in recent times, and it’s no wonder.
They’re a sustainable, low-maintenance indoor garden, which looks great on your office desk, in a kids room with a dinosaur or a favourite toy car or fairy tucked inside or on the coffee table. In fact, any well-lit spot in your home.
The Wardian case was an early type of sealed protective container for plants, which found great use in the 19th century in protecting foreign plants imported to Europe from overseas, the vast majority of which had previously died from exposure during long sea journeys, frustrating the many scientific and amateur botanists of the time. The Wardian case was the direct forerunner of the modern-day terrarium.
Terrarium soil is highly specialised for terrariums as it contains correct pH levels, balanced nutrients, and components for draining and water retention through capillary action. This maintains a high-quality ecosystem that will establish over time, thrive and age.
At GRO, we stock bags of pebbles, soil, moss and all the ingredients you need to create your own or choose from one of our ready to take home ones with layered sands and bespoke plants. All our terrariums go through a thorough establishing phase to stabilise all life within. This ensures it will continue to grow and thrive. Each terrarium is a unique, hand-made, quality creation.
An atomiser is an excellent way of watering a terrarium, but keep a cloth handy and wipe down the glass after watering to reduce any watermarks. Your terrarium should be kept moist, but not wet.
By: Meredith Kirton