It may takes years to have a glance at earths beauty in our busy schedules, so we should find the nature in a miniature just like growing different plants in a glass container which provides a nature living room. People are too busy in growing plants in soil but this pretty terrarium is very easy, affordable and also time saving!
What is Terrarium?
A terrarium is usually a sealable glass container containing soil and plants and can be opened for maintenace to acess plant inside.It is easily exposed to the atmosphere. A terrarium depicts a decorative or ornamental piece in home.
There are two types of terrariums, closed and open terrariums. The plants used in terrariums can be of various kinds. Hence, the ways to take care of your terrariums can vary. Here are few suggestions on how to take good care of your terrariums:
Place your terrarium in a bright area for it to receive indirect light, under normal house/office lighting.
If your plants start to turn brown, it’s an indication that the sunlight is a little too much and you need to place it in a slightly more sheltered area that receives sunlight, but not too directly.
Types of terrarium
A closed terrarium is akin to a self-contained ecosystem. These miniature gardens survive on indirect light and little watering. They create their own environment for plant growth. The sunlight penetrates the transparent container, which allows the plants to photosynthesize. The heat inside the sealed container evaporates the moisture from the soil and plants. The water vapour then condenses on the walls of the containers and eventually falls back on to the plants and the soil.
The water cycle is a continuous process that takes place in a closed terrarium, this humid condition is best suited for tropical plants. However, one needs to open the terrarium once a week to remove excess moisture from the walls of the container.
An open terrarium adds a little greenery to your limited indoor space such as work desks, countertops and night tables. These containers have an opening that allows for air circulation, which helps in the growth of the plants and avoids excess moisture in the container.
An open terrarium is easily available at a nursery or any online store. These terrariums are best suited for plants that are adaptive to dry climate and are comfortable receiving direct sunlight.
Finally, handle the ceramic containers in careful way and prune out all diseased affected plants and replace it with new plants will cherishes the terrarium.