Our Little Westgate Terrariums are great for people who are short on space and want a miniature garden indoors. They are low-maintenance, space-saving and simply beautiful, making them great additions to any home or business! One of the biggest perks of having terrariums is that they are so easy to look after!
We offer two styles of terrariums; one with bonsai tree, the other with various plants. They are all created by Aneta and all priced at just £45. We can deliver in West and South Yorkshire for £5, please ask us for a price to deliver to other parts of the UK. We also provide care kits.
A terrarium has its own microclimate. The glass container has just a small opening or sometimes even a lid - that makes a terrarium like a greenhouse. Sunlight enters through the glass and warms the air, soil and plants the same way that sunlight coming through the atmosphere warms Earth’s surface. The plants and the soil in the terrarium release water vapor – essentially recycling water. The vapor is then collected onto the walls of the vessel and trickles down to the soil. Terrariums are self-nourishing, which is why they require little maintenance.
How do you care for terrariums?
Our terrariums are pretty low maintenance, but we do have some suggestions to keep your terrarium long lasting and healthy:
· Do not water terrariums as frequently as normal indoor plants. The greenhouse-like structure of terrariums recycles water instead of evaporating water into the ambient air. Rather than watering on a schedule, check the soil to see if and how much water your plants need.
· We recommend using a spray bottle instead of a watering can. Try to use rainwater.
· Foggy glass indicates too much water in the system. The solution is simply to open the terrarium to let outside air flow reduce the moisture.
· Overwatering the terrarium could result in it becoming waterlogged and irreversible.
· The humidity of a closed terrarium makes the plants vulnerable to moisture-related issues. If you decide to keep terrarium closed, you may want to remove the cork lid every now and then to let in some fresh air, or, if overwater, until the soil dries to its proper level.
· Always discard decayed or decomposing vegetation.
· Always remove mould-covered stones or other fixtures and rinse off before replacing.
· If overwater, do not re-water the soil until the areas of decay are well dried.
· Make sure to remove yellow and brown leaves from any plants in your terrarium as this could be a sign of disease or pests.
· Monitor your terrarium for pests such as gnats or mealy bugs.
· We recommend keeping your terrarium out of direct sunlight.
· We recommend not to place your terrarium close to heat sources.
· Try not let plants become overgrown. To keep your plants neat and tidy, trim leaves and small branches to avoid crowded terrarium.
· Keep clean the glass of your terrarium both inside and out.
· Never pick up the terrarium by its neck/rim as it may break.
Care kits (tweezers and scissors) are available at The Little Westgate Florist.