How do I care for my Terrarium?


Terrarium kits make such a brilliant and fun, compact Christmas gift. They're also our December plant of the month for our Indoor plant 'with pot' subscribers, so if you've been thinking of taking out a subscription for a while, now's a great moment to do it!

Terrariums are very special and our gift to you this Christmas.


What is a terrarium?

A terrarium is a glass vessel that contains plants and soil, creating a miniature ecosystem.

Light and position in the home

Place your terrarium in a well-lit area with access to indirect sunlight. If light from the window is low, you can supplement with artificial light or move your terrarium to a sunnier spot in winter, when sunlight is limited.

Types of plants

Open terraria are better suited to plants that prefer less humidity and soil moisture, such as temperate plants.

Watering and humidity

Your terrarium releases moisture, creating a system that maintains a higher humidity. Lightly spray the base of the plants once a week with a mister, straw, or syringe, and check the soil to see if and how much water your plants need. Do not overwater as this may cause the plants to rot.


Room temperature is ideal. Keep away from cold windowsills or hot radiators during winter months.

Did you know?

The first terrarium was developed by botanist Nathaniel Bagshaw Ward in 1842. Ward had an interest in insect behaviour and accidentally left one of the jars unattended. A fern spore grew in the jar, germinated into a plant and this jar resulted in the first terrarium!


If you like the look of our Terrarium and want to get your hands on one of these beautiful miniature ecosystems, you can get yours here.

The terrarium is also our December plant of the month for our Indoor plant 'with pot' subscribers so if you take out a subscription this month you'll receive a terrarium for your first delivery - just head over here to buy today!

To find out more about our crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs and how to invest as little as £10, head over to

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