The only plants that will not do well in a terrarium with a lid are succulents. They will rot from too much moisture.
Also to know is, how do you keep succulents alive in a closed terrarium?
Keep it Airy
- Use drainage stones at the bottom of your terrarium to help keep the soil dry.
- Keep it away from direct sunlight, which can burn the leaves of your succulents. Instead, opt for a bright spot with filtered sunlight.
- Light, weekly watering will keep your succulents hydrated, but not soggy.
Also, how long does a closed terrarium last?
In theory, a perfectly balanced closed terrarium – under the right conditions – should continue to thrive indefinitely. The longest known terrarium lasted on it’s own for 53 years.
Can air plants live in a closed terrarium?
Since all Tillandsia do well under humid conditions, I always recommend keeping them in an open terrarium. … Keeping a Tillandsia under a cloche or in a closed terrarium can only end with a doomed plant. So look for glass containers with holes in the sides, or a large top opening.
A closed lidded terrarium is a contained eco-system. Over time it will maintain a stable level of moisture on it’s own and require very little water or care. The moisture from the plants will condense on the ceiling and sides of the glass and then recycle their droplets like rain.
Do terrariums need to be airtight? Terrariums are fine if they are airtight, but we suggest removing the lid periodically (about once a week or even daily) to allow fresh air into your garden.
When succulents are indoors it’s often hard for them to get enough sunlight. Outdoors they generally need about 6 hours of bright, indirect sunlight each day. However, indoors, you’ll want to place your succulents near a window that gets light all day.