Good things come in small packages – or jars or teapots! Shop for containers you love or look around your home then plant up with greenery. These displays make delightful table decos and beautiful gifts.
Choosing your container
• For your terrarium, choose a vessel made from glass or other transparent material.
• Make sure there’s a large enough opening to add potting mix, plants and for general care, such as misting plants with water.
• Thoroughly clean your container before planting to inhibit bacterial growth.
• Pick slow-growing plants so they won’t outgrow the container quickly.
Be a jar star
To create a lush landscape, plant up a large glass container with a variety of greenery, such as miniature house plants. Add a moth orchid (Phalaenopsis sp.) for a striking focal point. Click here to find out how to make this terrarium.
Time for tea
What a delightful mini garden for your outdoor tea table. Use cacti and succulent potting mix in the base then fill with reindeer moss and succulents.
Spike your glass
Cacti thrive in terrariums with large openings so they have enough air circulation. Feature a barrel cactus in coarse white sand, then add pebbles and a little moss.
Put on airs
A golden rule of terrariums is to match compatible plants. Choose species with similar growing and watering needs – here, reindeer moss and air plants are a dream team!
Channel your zen with a succulent and polished pebbles in a geometric container. Or check the BHG Shop for a range of styles, shapes and sizes, including open and closed, cloches, bowls and hanging.
Beside the seaside
For a low-fuss terrarium, fill yours with air plants (Tillandsia sp.), which don’t need soil. Arrange with a shell and pebbles for an ocean-inspired display. Click here for instructions on how to make this terrarium.