Plant terrarium: instructions and decoration ideas |

Plant terrarium
Small but mighty! Probably the cutest decoration trend for your home

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We encounter succulents & Co. everywhere – they look even more stylish in a plant terrarium. How you can make one yourself and other great ideas can be found here.

Small, fine and absolutely trendy: A plant terrarium can be made by yourself in no time and adorns tables and window sills in a charming way.

Plant terrarium: want to have it!

Such a plant terrarium comes in different colors and shapes: whether in a mason jar, a large vase or in a trendy glass container in geometric shapes. Which glass you use doesn't really matter. Other containers, e.g. B. made of wood look great!

It can also be used in hanging form Florarium, as the terrariums are also called, a lot:

Very stylish in geometric shapes:

The plant terrarium with its shiny frame looks really elegant:

DIY plant terrarium

Making a plant terrarium yourself is no great art – and you don't need a green thumb either. For this you need:

  • Clean container of your choice
  • Pebbles
  • Plant granules or activated charcoal
  • earth
  • moss
  • Favorite plants

that's how it works:

  1. Fill a layer (about 2 to 2.5 cm) of pebbles on the bottom of your terrarium. These serve as a drainage layer.
  2. As a second layer you add the granules or the activated charcoal.
  3. You can also put moss in it, which also absorbs excess moisture.
  4. The last step is followed by the earth. In this you shovel small hollows and place your plant or several plants there.

Plant terrarium: which plants?

Suitable plants for a terrarium are small, easy-care species, like succulents or ferns. It's best to choose plants that can do well with little water. Cacti and other succulents such as Echeveria are particularly popular.

Plant terrarium as a decoration

These small green terrariums are of course a beautiful ornament in every apartment, on the balcony or on the terrace in the garden, without taking up much space. You can also use the plant terrariums for festive occasions, e.g. B. to decorate tables, or adapt the idea for special celebrations (e.g. weddings) and insert small arrangements.

Here you will find even more great summer decorations and everything about the Japanese trend Kokedama. Do you like reinterpreted classics? Then take a look at our ideas for maritime table decorations.

You can also find further suggestions and living ideas in the Brigitte Community.

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