Taking Care of your Terrarium

1.    Lighting

  • Place your terrarium in a well lit area, but not under direct light!
  • Avoid placing your terrariums under direct sunlight! If your plants start to turn brown, it may be caused by exposure to direct sunlight or lighting fixtures such as lamps.

2.   Water & Moisture

  • Moisture is essential for the survival or your plants in the terrarium. Since terrariums are essentially self-contained ecosystems, they are able to recycle and reuse their own water through respiration. Therefore, there is no need for frequent watering, or any watering at all! That’s the beauty of nature!
  • Nonetheless, if you notice that there is insufficeint water in your terrarium, you can make use of either a spoonful of water / eyedropper / spray to add extra moisture to your terrarium.

3.   Pruning

  • If you notice that your plants have grown too tall to fit your terrarium, you can do some pruning and get them to your desired size and height.
  • Also, do take note of algae, dead plants or fungus that might grown inside your terrarium. It is vital that you remove them to keep your terrarium plants healthy and happy!

4.   Temperature

  • Since terrariums are mostly enclosed glass containers, they trap heat inside. Excessive heat is usually the main cause of death in terrariums. Therefore, it is important that you do not place them in excessively warm temperature rooms or objects such as heaters or radiators. It is vital to avoid placing them under direct sunlight or lighting such as fluorescent lamps as they’ll eventually fry your plants to crisps!
  • In addition, terrariums should not also be placed in extremely cold and dry places. Since these ecosystems make use of their own plant respiration to
    survive, cold and dry environments may affect the growth and survivability of your terrarium plants.
  • Try to place them in places that are of room temperature, or in places that are equally comfortable to you! 
    Remember, plants are like people too!