A terrarium is a miniature garden grown inside a covered glass or plastic container. It is extremely easy to take care of and is an ideal choice for homeowners who have little time for gardening. Moreover, a terrarium is a fun way to make your home seem more cozy and modern.

While creating a miniature garden at home may seem a tricky task, with a little bit of creativity and patience you will be able to make an absolutely wonderful terrarium in no time at all. We at Enlighten will tell you how to create and maintain your own green masterpiece. Simply follow these instructions, and you will see how easy it is to make and enjoy these miniature ecosystems. 

Choosing a glass container

You will need a glass container that is deep enough to accommodate the plants’ roots. You can use either an old glass bowl or one specially made for growing plants. Note: if the container was previously used, wash it thoroughly before planting flowers in it.

 Almost any container will work:

  • aquariums
  • vases
  • kettles
  • tureens
  • lampshades
  • wineglasses
  • glass bottles
  • chemistry flasks
  • Wardian cases of different shapes

Choosing the plants

Almost any type of houseplant can be used for your terrarium. However, it is better to choose plants with similar characteristics that do well together. Some ideal plants to grow in your miniature garden are ferns, moss, succulents, and cacti.

Great terrarium plants