Recently I have been decorating our little house, concentrating on my office space and the lounge and because I just love plants a succulent garden/terrarium was a must for my office space. I show you in easy steps what you need and how to make a unique succulent terrarium in your home.
I am sure you have seen plenty of succulent terrarium’s by now scattered over Instagram and Pinterest especially in those triangular glass houses for them. (which I spent many months lusting, and looking for one under £25- never found)
But I couldn’t wait any longer, so I decided to make my own and an even more unique one as it wasn’t going to be in a triangle terrarium or even a simple round bowl, as I went for a martini glass shaped house. I bought mine from The Range for around £6.
So, what do I need to build a terrarium?
A glass bowl/terrarium/ be creative and look around, I’ve seen people even use china cups!
Dependant on the size of your bowl you will need between 3-5 succulents in a range of types.
Preferably succulent compost but household compost will do if care for them well.
Miniature stones/pebbles for decoration and drainage.
Easy list to buy and cheap!
Average Costs – Bowl £6 – Compost £5 – Succulents £5 (Homebase do 3 for £5) – Decoration Stone £2
Step by Step
- Have all your items in front of you, as listed above and place some smaller stones gently at the bottom of the glass for drainage purposes unless you intend on remembering to slightly mist water frequently.
- Place compost on top of stones and make small holes where you want your plants to live
- Gently squeeze the sides of the succulent pots so the roots become loose and easily slide out (gentle the leaves can easily break)
- Place the succulents in their desired holes and gently cover the roots and hole with more compost.
- Give a small watering then gently place decoration stones on top
- Place in your desired location and admire for days!