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How To Make a Terrarium

Make a terrarium and have beautiful indoor landscaping all year long.


  • TIP: Remove any yellowing leaves or dead flowers with small scissors before planting.
  • Step 1: Add decorative rocks and figurines. Water when necessary and enjoy your indoor landscaping!
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  • Step 2: Dig small holes for the roots of your plants. Place them in the terrarium in an aesthetically pleasing arrangement. Push the soil up around the plants and dampen the soil.
  • TIP: Pile the soil higher on one side to allow the plants to be visible from the side.
  • Step 3: Wash the fishbowl with hot, soapy water, rinse, and dry it completely.
  • TIP: Any clear glass container will work but a fishbowl is best for your first terrarium.
  • Step 4: Layer the bottom of the bowl with 1 inch of pebbles for drainage. Add a thin layer of horticultural charcoal to clean the air. Top with three inches of potting soil.
  • Step 5: Decide where you are going to place your terrarium. Choose a spot out of direct sunlight.

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