Create your own little world with a terrarium.
It’s been a few years since these small biospheres made their comeback, but the look is definitely not dated. You can purchase terrariums or find something around the house —a Mason jar, glass candy dish, cookie jar, teapot, anything you can tuck plants into will probably work.
A lid creates the self-contained environment, but if it doesn’t have one, top it with a saucer or plate. Or leave it open to the air.
1. Choose your plants. Avoid plants that require bright light and low humidity, experts advise. Consider the friendship plant, starfish plant, air plant and nerve plant, for example.
2. Your base layer should be pebbles or horticulture/activated charcoal. Next, add a light, humus-soil potting mix for terrariums. Wear gloves when handling materials and plants.
3. Look at a terrarium as a landscape and add small elements that suit your fancy. You also can create a fairy garden for fun.
4. Make sure plant roots are well covered. Water lightly; don't drench. Close the lid.
5. Place the terrarium in indirect light. Full sun will fry your plants. Every 10 days or so, experts recommend opening the lid for a half a day. If no condensation appears after closing, water lightly.