Terrarium

I had fun attending the “Terrarium Making Workshop” today. This workshop was organised by our staff welfare committee. Thank You!!!! 🙂

Held during lunch time, we were taught how to do our own closed terrarium which can be placed either at home or in the office.

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The Closed Terrarium Bottles made during the workshops …

A few things to bear in mind in taking care of the terrarium are:

– Do not placed the bottle under direct sunlight (Can use fluorescent light for lightings)
– Requires 6 to 8 hours of lightings per day
– Water only once every 6 to 1 year (1 tbsp only)
– If heavy condensation happens, open the lid to ventilate it for about half an hour (once a month)
– If plants grows to the top, can either trim the top part of the plant or leave it as it is
– For first time making the terrarium, water the roots with 2-3 tbsp of water

For those interested to try, here are the steps in making a closed terrarium.

Step 1 : Select a glass container with a lid and get ready all other materials as shown.

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Step 2 : Pour a layer of small gravel/pebble/stone at the bottom to provide drainage for the water in the terrarium.

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Step 3 : Pour a layer of charcoal on top of the gravel. Charcoal is used in a closed environment to help get rid of odour and keep the air fresh.

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Step 4 : Next, pour the potting mix soil. Make a hole in the center. Use up to only 1/3 of the bottle, do not use more (to allow room for the plant to grow).

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Step 5 : Insert the plant into the hole and cover it gently with the soil.

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Step 6 : Add the decorative pebbles on top of the soil to secure the plant and lastly, add any decorative pieces you like in the terrarium.

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There you have it, your very own personal terrarium 🙂

Below is my terrarium …. and it has been placed on my work table for my viewing pleasure everyday 😉

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For more info, you can visit Little Green Pot

 

 

 

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