Terrarium – Symphony 2

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Tall terrarium bottle with lid featuring three plant species, ground cover with rock and decorative pebbles. Custom design available.

Product Information

Features:

Size: approx. 24 cm (diameter) x 58 cm (height)

Please note that due to the live nature of the terrarium, certain elements may differ slightly from the picture shown.

What is a Terrarium?

A terrarium is a container which is designed to hold small plants and animals in controlled conditions. The closed nature of a terrarium creates an environment which is easy to control, allowing people to simulate everything from the desert to the rainforest.

The defining feature of a terrarium is that it is an enclosed replica of a natural environment which is in contact with the earth, so some sort of soil, sand, or rock must be present in a terrarium. Typically, the container is clear, allowing an unobstructed view of the contents, although a terrarium can also be built from wood and other materials with sliding panels to allow a view.

When the top of a terrarium is closed, it tends to be warmer and more humid, while open-topped terrariums are cooler. If animals are kept inside, screens may be used to allow ventilation without permitting escape.

General Care

Place your terrarium in as much indoor light as possible without the sun directly contacting the container. Supplement with artificial light if natural light is inadequate.

Avoid removing the container top. Maintaining high humidity is critical with a terrarium and could upset the balance which has developed. If you must, do so for only a short period of time.

Monitor to insure media is always moist and never with freestanding water. Give a slight misting if media becomes too dry. (This shouldn’t happen if lid remains closed)

Trim or pinch back any plants that become overly large for your container. They will sprout back and become more bushy and lush.

Do not fertilize. Fertilization is not necessary as decaying plant matter serves to replenish nutrient supplies.