7 Easy Tips To Maintain Your Terrarium

September 16, 2021
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Terrarium Maintenance

Terrarium Maintenance
Terrarium Maintenance

Terrarium Singapore is an excellent mean to bring life and color to any space. They come in a variety of designs, hues, and sizes, so you'll easily be able to discover one that works for your home.

Terrariums are notorious for requiring a minimal amount of care. However, this does not excuse us from neglecting them altogether. They occasionally require some love too.

Here are 7 Easy Tips To Maintain Your Terrariums:

1. Humidity

Houseplants, like all plants, require regular watering. Terrariums, on the other hand, are different in that they don't generally need to be watered very often. The most reliable indicator of whether your plants are receiving enough water is humidity. It's the consequence of having a large quantity of water in the system.

If the humidity is too high, you might notice condensation on the glass. You should also be on the lookout for drooping leaves, shriveled-up roots, and a slew of other warning symptoms if it's continuously foggy on the glass. This is affected by what you're growing in your terrarium, but if it's constantly hazy, you've watered it too much.

2. Remove dead plants as soon as possible.

It's not simple to create a real-life terrarium that mimics a real one. They don't contain the variety of species required to efficiently break down organic matter. If left unchecked, any dead plant material will decay. If plants begin to rot or die, we recommend removing them. It will assist in keeping the equilibrium and lowering the likelihood of a rot spreading throughout your plants.

3. Keep away from direct sunlight

A terrarium needs sunlight, but keep in mind that it's essentially a greenhouse. It's easy to scorch your plants when they're exposed to direct sunlight. Keep an eye on the placement of your terrariums and the type of illumination your plants require. You could also opt for low-light plants since they're much more adaptable in terms of where you may put them in your home. If they need extra light, a tiny grow lamp can always be used.

4. Keep an eye out for mould.

Mould is the silent enemy that hides in the nooks and crannies of every terrarium. Mildew and dust are common problems, but terrariums are unique from any other plants in your house. They're enclosed, have a high humidity level, and encourage mould to develop. There are dozens of terrarium care solutions available that claim to be safe for terrariums while also preventing mould issues.

5. Clean your jar.

Terrarium jars that are dirty not only look terrible (and half the allure of terrariums is being able to view them), but they also prevent the plants from receiving enough light. Clean the glass using a lint-free cloth and warm purified water to remove any fibers.

6.Water carefully

On the rare instances where your terrarium does need some watering, a gentle shower is always preferable to a downpour. It may surprise you how sensitive some plants can be. If you over-water them forcefully, they can go into shock, causing them to shed their leaves. Water your terrarium evenly if possible, so using a spray or mister is always a good idea. Otherwise, you could risk waterlogging portions of the soil while ignoring others.

7. Allow them to grow (But take action when needed)

Indeed, we all hope for healthy, happy plants in our terrarium. We should do everything we can to provide the optimum conditions for them to thrive, but terrariums are unique in that we don't want our plants to grow too much. Almost all terrariums require some sort of maintenance throughout the years (except for perhaps moss terrariums). After all, plants need room to grow, and we're mostly restricting them in that respect. They also require light and water, both of which can be affected by excessive plant growth.

Here’s what to look out for:

  1. Plants growing onto the sides of the container. 
  2. Plants becoming bushy and thick that they begin to prevent light from reaching others.
  3. Plants becoming so tall they reach the top of the container.
  4. Fast-growing plants that are starting to take control.

Terrarium Maintenance

The majority of the time, terrariums require very little maintenance. However, they do need some attention from time to time. Follow these guidelines for caring for terrariums- humidity check, removing dead plants early, avoiding direct sunlight, being vigilant for mould, cleaning your jar carefully, watering carefully and monitoring their growth - and you'll be well on your way to keeping an attractive terrarium!

Do you want to create your own terrarium? Get in touch with us to learn how to construct one!

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