Care

FOREST TERRARIUMS
LIGHT
These plants require bright, but indirect light. Never put in direct sunlight or outside. The glass will cook the plants.
WATER
Open Terrariums - Pour water directly into soil to make the soil very moist (around half a cup): typically once every 7-14 days depending on season and climate (more in hot or dry weather, less in cold).
Keep soil moist between watering but not soaking wet. Don't let open terrariums dry out completely.
Check for water in rocks bottom of terrarium, 1cm is adequate.
Sealed Terrariums - require little watering, check the soil is moist. When in doubt, it is always better to withhold water then to give too much. Sealed terrariums will fog up.
(if you are going away for extended time you can put a lid on it and this will keep it moist)
PRUNING
Many plants in a terrarium will gradually outgrow their limited space. A little trimming often promotes side shoots that fill out plants.
Be sure to remove all dead vegetation from the terrarium. You should also trim tips if they start to touch the glass.
Remove any plants that begin to rot.
Rot is often associated with too much moisture. Terrarium may need re-potting when root bound.
CLEANING
Periodically, the glass will need to be cleaned with a damp cloth to remove build up on glass.

DESERT TERRARIUMS

LIGHT

Succulents like plenty of indirect light. Never put in direct sunshine or outside. They do well on a window that gets only indirect light all day. Too much direct sunlight will burn the plants as the terrarium can get very warm.

WATER

Succulent terrariums do require watering. You can spray with a light mist every week. Let soil dry-out between watering. Slightly increase watering amount when weather becomes hotter or drier and slightly decrease when cooler. If you notice the leaves shrivelling, it may require more water.

PRUNING

Succulents require little maintenance. To discourage rot, its best to remove fallen leaves from the terrarium. It is also good to allow the terrarium to receive fresh air from open window when possible.




INSECTS

You may find that small black flies appear. Pyrethrum (low toxic insect spray) can be purchased from most supermarkets. A few sprays will bring these under control.

HELPFUL TIPS

Brown Leaf
Often indicates dehydration or too much sun.

Yellowing or Dropping Leaves
Your terrarium is getting too much water.

Extreme Reaching of Plant:
The terrarium needs more light.

Please contact us if you have any issues.