Terrariums are great projects for people who are looking for plants that are easy and low maintenance. These arrangements can be designed to tie in to any decor; you can use a wide variety of plants, vases, and decorative elements. In this article we will go over the elements needed to create your own terrarium.

You will want to find a vase that best suits your needs; it can be an open or closed terrarium. We offer a wide variety of different vases and cloches in our Terrarium Vases section. We will be featuring the Tall Desk Glass Terrarium Vase in this article.
When creating your terrarium it is important that you have a base layer to provide proper drainage. Your drainage layer can be made of rocks or pebbles, we are using Lava Rock. After your base layer you will add a layer of River Rocks. Then you will add a layer of potting soil; we are using Peat Moss.
You can add a variety of different succulents or cacti to you terrarium vase. We recommend adding different sizes and colors of plants to your vase. Make sure the soil is dry before planting. Remove your succulent from its growers pot and shake loose any excess soil from its roots. You will need to dig a small hole to insert the plants in the soil layer, adding the larger plants first, then the smaller ones. Once each plant is in place, lightly press the soil around each plant to secure.

There are many different toppers you can add to your arrangement if you desire. In this arrangement we have topped our terrarium with White Gravel & Deer Moss. Other available topper components or layers are glass beads, river rocks, topper rocks, moss and much more. To view our available topper items visit our Terrarium Essentials section.

To view complete kit, please click the link below to our Tall Desk Succulent Kit.

Succulents can be easily overwatered which can lead to root rot. Water your succulents only when they are dry. Succulents need natural sunlight to stay healthy, place in a bright location. If placed in full sunlight, watch the leaves for burning. Fertilizer can be applied if the color seems off or is too yellow.
Figurines add personality and playfulness to any terrarium. Please visit our Figurines section for inspiration.

We'd love to see how it turned out. Tag a photo of your tree on instagram or twitter with #easternleaf for us to see or feel free to direct message us at @easternleaf for some helpful feedback and tips.

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