A moss terrarium is a great addition to your home, office, or greenhouse. The beauty of the moss terrarium will make any area seem more natural and decorative, while providing you with an abundance of nutrients for your plants and crops. This type of terrarium can be grown indoors, out of doors, or in complete darkness. There is no limit to what you can grow in a terrarium, as long as you have all the proper terrarium plants and supplies.
To get started on your design, consider how many terrarium plants you would like to use, how large of a terrarium you need, and where you will put it. There are so many different terrarium plants and supplies to choose from, that it can be overwhelming to pick one. Just keep these simple guidelines in mind when choosing your terrarium plants, and your design will be well on its way to being a great success.
The size of your terrarium design will have a lot to do with the types of plants you buy. Do you want hardy, high-maintenance plants that you can move indoors when needed? Or are you looking for something more sedate and low maintenance? Many plants that can survive in a terrarium are quite hearty and can survive even when you don’t have a lot of light or a lot of water. For example, Hosta, Cattails, Rubber Plants, and Water lettuce are all good choices for a terrarium design with low maintenance requirements.
What environment will you be using your terrarium? Will it be inside, out, or in total darkness? The temperature of the terrarium will have a lot to do with the terrarium plants you purchase. Cold terrarium plants tend to be best for biodegradable materials, such as moss. They will also help keep your terrarium cool in the summer. On the flip side, too much sunlight will make your plants too hot and brighten the terrarium in the summer.
Many people think about color when they buy a terrarium, but it’s important not to go too over the top with colors. After all, if you want your plants to live, they will need all the sunlight they can get. While some colors, such as red and gold, do well in certain environments, other colors do not do well at all. Some plants will grow better with indirect lighting, but you shouldn’t buy anything that requires a lot of direct sunlight.
One thing you don’t want to do is plant any terrarium plants that have grown tall since they were young. It’s best to stick with short-stemmed plants, but if you must have some taller plants, make sure to remove them before putting them in the terrarium. Tall terrarium plants may get snagged in the filter mesh and cause damage to your terrarium. Be sure to inspect any tall plants before you put them in the terrarium.
When you are ready to fill the terrarium, it’s a good idea to mix some water with the soil so you have a good base to keep the plant on. You can use any type of water you want for the plant, but make sure you only add enough water to the bottom of the terrarium to keep it from drying out completely. You don’t want the water level to be higher than one inch, since there’s nothing worse than having your terrarium drown.
Once you are finished filling the terrarium, it’s time to set up your glazed or glass panels so that the water can get through and stay on the plants. Glazed or glass panels allow the water to drip down instead of sitting on top of the plant, which allows the soil to drain. Club Moss Terrain’s terrarium design makes this process very easy.