With natural materials and minimalist designs remaining in vogue, the succulent terrarium will be one of the most sought-after pieces of decoration in 2019. How cool would it be to design and build your own? As it turns out, this is not too difficult. With just a few materials, a half hour, and some patience, you can make your very own succulent terrarium. Here’s what you need.
- Glass vase, any shape. You can find these at your local craft store
- 6 cups of cactus and succulent soil mix
- Decorative stones and rocks
- Mineral rocks
- Activated charcoal
- Succulents of your choice. Don’t choose anything over 8 or 9 cm
- Fill the bottom of your vase with a layer of sand, until it is about one-fifth full. Add a layer of turquoise stones to fill the vase by another one-fifth.
- Place a thin layer of activated charcoal over the stones, then cover with 4 cups of cactus and succulent soil mix.
- Arrange the turquoise mineral rocks close together in the center of the vase, leaving around two inches of a gap between them. Use the remaining soil to build a small hill around this gap. This will provide the base for the succulents to cascade downward.
- Unpot all your succulents and remove extra soil from their roots. Arrange the plants within the case by carefully planting each, starting from the center.
- Add more stones to decorate.
- Place your terrarium in bight, indirect light, and water your plants once every week.