Terrariums are low maintenance, beautiful mini gardens that are great for small spaces indoors. Whether you received one as a gift or want to build one for your home or office, here is our guide.

What are terrariums?

Terrariums are also called mini greenhouses. They are small, sometimes enclosed, environments for plants. The plants and the soil in the terrarium release water vapor – essentially recycling water. The vapor is then collected onto the walls of the vessel and trickles down to the soil. Terrariums are self-nourishing, which is why they require little maintenance, especially if sealed.

What care do they require?

Succulents make great plants for terrariums

What plants can you use in terrariums?

Whichever plants you do choose, make sure they are small and slow growing.

You can use just about any glass container to make a terrarium

What container is best?

The following containers work well for terrariums:

You might even choose to use a wine bottle, but planting would be difficult due to the narrow opening.

What are the benefits of a terrarium?

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