How To: Terrarium with Succulents

Last Sunday started as a beautiful morning but quickly turned to a stormy afternoon. It turned out to be the perfect day to finally do a “DIY” project that wasn’t a total Pinterest fail.  I’ve been wanting to get some plants in my apartment however with my travel schedule, I’m always worried they’ll be all dried up by the time a long weekend is over. Succulents turned out to be the answer.

There are two different types of terrariums: open and closed. In a closed terrarium, there is minimal maintenance as the plants flourish by the humidity within the terrarium. An open terrarium does require more maintenance but still is a nice addition to a desk space or table.

What you will need to make an open terrarium with succulents:
-succulents of your choice (generally try to stick to three)

First put down a layer of rocks followed by charcoal. The next layer should be the soil, which should be a bit thicker than the rocks and charcoal. Once you’ve put down the first three layers, it’s time to start planting. Make sure to leave space for each plant to grow and don’t overcrowd them.

I added some rocks on top for aesthetics. Make sure to water thoroughly once you’re finished (about a tablespoon per plant) and expose to natural light. I hope this adds a little green to a drab space.



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