Terrariums are indoor miniature gardens. They add a green touch to your home and are fun to put together. They also make for an exciting introduction to gardening and can be a creative activity to enjoy with kids.
If you’re looking to make your first terrarium and don’t know where to start, we have done a post on Making A DIY Terrarium. We recommend using plants that like moderate to high humidity. Think of your terrarium as an indoor mini greenhouse so plants like these will do the best.
Terrariums come in a variety of sizes and we have found that small plants in 2”-3” grow pots tend to be the best fit for the average-sized one. Some plant choices are ferns, ivy, foliage begonias, peperomias, mosses, crotons, and pileas.
If you’re wanting to get a dose of nature indoors we’ve compiled our favorite terrariums and grouped them by under $50 and over $50. Along with your terrarium, you will need some tools and accessories. A sampling is included towards the end.
Here are the 4 terrariums Nell & Brielle made. You can find the links to buy them here.
Containers For Terrariums Under $50
This geometric terrarium works great as a centerpiece on your table or on your office desk. Handcrafted and well-designed your plants are sure to enjoy it.
A simple but classic-shaped geometric glass terrarium that’s made of a black metal frame with clear glass. It’s perfect for watching your plants grow.
You can create a dreamy world in this terrarium, the swing lid allows you to easily add plants of your liking.
This domed-shaped terrarium is a beautiful design with its cloche top and slightly blue hue. This would make a great tabletop centerpiece at your next dinner party.
This terrarium jar is roomy enough to add a few plants, rocks, and moss for an indoor garden feel.
Bring a mini greenhouse indoors with this large terrarium. We especially like the large wing-top opening as it makes planting so much easier.
Containers For Terrariums Over $50
This glass jar terrarium features a wood base with a matching wooden stopper for a touch of modern class. The wide mouth at the top provides easy access to care for your plants.
Beautify any indoor space with an Urban Born “Birdcage” terrarium. The brass steel frame gives the terrarium a great vintage feel.
This cloche-style terrarium has a deep glass base and a cover with 2 holes, which will be better suited for plants wanting ventilation.
Showcase your indoor mini garden in this stunning terrarium. The combination of distressed iron and glass pairs perfectly. We love the look of this one!
A decorative glass ball top and oversized height define this handmade terrarium. It’ll make a beautiful home for layers of greenery.
A modern and sleek terrarium finished with a concrete base and concrete ball. We can see it looking great in a home office.
Terrarium Tools & Accessories
Apply these beautiful decorative stones as a top dressing to complement your terrarium plants, bringing out a finishing touch for your mini greenhouse. These can also be used as a drainage layer.
Horticulture charcoal is a great medium to use for adding a drainage layer to your terrarium. It also absorbs odors.
A combination of 2/3 potting soil and 1/3 coco coir make a well-draining mix.
Coco coir helps with aeration and drainage, mix in with potting soil.
This long-lasting preserved moss is a great botanical element addition.
Having the right tools when making a terrarium makes a big difference. This set contains the essential tools you’ll want on hand.
Terrariums are a great way to incorporate plants and design into your home. Whether you are new to the world of terrariums or expanding your collection we hope you found a terrarium you love.
Some Of Our General Houseplant Guides For Your Reference:
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- Beginner’s Guide To Repotting Plants
- Indoor Plant Care For Beginners
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- How to Clean Houseplants
- Winter Houseplant Care Guide
- Plant Humidity: How I Increase Humidity For Houseplants
- Buying Houseplants: 14 Tips For Indoor Gardening Newbies
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