Get your green thumb on! Hardy, low-maintenance plants, such as succulents, are perfect to grow in a terrarium. But you can be as imaginative as you like – consider placing freshly-cut flowers in it for table décor. If you intend to grow succulents in your terrarium, be mindful of how much water and light they receive. Succulents need ample light to survive, but under too much light, the glass can act as a magnifying glass and burn your plants. It’s easy to overwater succulents. Avoid pouring water into your terrarium as these vessels do not have drainage holes. Instead use a spray bottle for misting every few days, or as needed.
While many types of plants may grow in a terrarium, it is important to choose ones that will grow well in the type of vessel you have. If you have a closed terrarium, choose plants that like moisture. Since succulents do not need frequent watering, you will want to regularly remove the lid or open the hatch, if it has one, to let the plant breathe.
Air plants can be given a thorough since under running water or a good soak in a water bath about once a week. You should submerge them in water for about 20-30 minutes, shake gently to remove any excess water, and set them in a spot with bright light and good air circulation to dry off. You can then return them to their planter.
*While the succulents pictured in my product photos are placed in gravel, this is strictly for aesthetics. It is best to plant succulents in soil with a layer of gravel on top to allow for better drainage at the crown of your plant.