Two-Minute TerrariumLevel: Easy
What You Need
- Glass container
- Small rocks or gravel
- Activated charcoal
- Succulent potting soil
- Decorative stones
- Sheet moss
- Snow White waffle plant
- Tricolor brake fern
- Rose shades saxifrage
1. Build a Drainage LayerWe used living water-dependent plants in our terrarium, which means the roots need to be protected from excess water. To do this, place small rocks or gravel across the bottom of the glass container until the layer is about 2″ thick. Sprinkle a spoonful of activated charcoal on top to separate and absorb any lingering water.
2. Add the Potting SoilPour potting soil on top of your drainage layer. Pack the soil gently by pressing down with your hands.
Pro Tip: Make sure to use soil that’s specifically designed for succulents — otherwise, it could retain too much water.
3. Plant AwayArrange your alternanthera, Snow White waffle plant, tricolor brake fern and rose shades saxifrage in the glass container, then plant them in the soil. There’s no right or wrong way to do this — just place them how you like!
4. Cover the SoilLay pieces of sheet moss wherever soil is visible between the plants. Add decorative stones as accents — and maybe even a gnome for good measure.
Now just water your plants, place the terrarium in a sunny spot and watch it thrive!