Terrariums are enclosed containers in which one can put plants inside. They are self contained and allow the plants to remain in an environment that has a high level of humidity. Not all plants are made to survive in these environments so it’s important that only those with natural tendencies to survive in high humidity weather are kept inside terrariums. Usually one can put more than one type of plant in terrarium to add variety but yet keep it simple.
Key Traits of Terrariums
- Self Contained Gardens
- High Humidity Levels
- Suitable for Multiple Plants
Types of Terrariums
There are two major types of terrariums, one is a closed and the other is an open.
- Closed terrariums require much less care and upkeep as water stays within the terrarium and gets recycled. This means that closed terrariums don’t need to be watered as often as open terrariums.
- Open terrariums can be completely open or partially open. Those that are partially open have a slightly higher humidity level but still need to be watered more frequently than a closed terrarium.
Benefits of Terrariums
The beauty of terrariums is that they provide an easy way to bring a bit of nature inside and recreate a more natural environment. Most offices and homes are have a generally low level of humidity which makes plants dry out faster than in their natural habitat. With terrariums, that natural higher level of humidity stays constant and helps plants thrive indoors.
Additionally terrariums provide a fun way for you to recreate a mini garden on your desk that requires minimal maintenance and less frequent watering than a typical houseplant.
- Nature - Bring in a variety of nature in a small format
- Care - Requires less care than traditional plants
- Fun - Terrariums add a visual splash of fun