Succulents are ideal plants for open terrariums. Be careful with watering succulents to avoid overwatering them. Succulents appreciate bright but indirect light and drying out between watering. Make sure to have an at least small to medium opening in the terrarium with succulents.
Hereof, how do you make an open air terrarium?
Similarly one may ask, can air plants go in a terrarium?
Air plants grow well displayed in terrariums, which are clear glass or plastic containers filled with small plants. Often terrariums are tightly closed, but my light-bulb shaped container has one side completely open to help with air circulation.
What plants are best for an open terrarium?
Some of the most common plants being used for open terrariums are hens and chicks, aloe, desert cacti, succulents, and air plants. Many of these air plants can even be placed in open, hanging style terrariums. Hen and Chicks succulent are also known as house leaks.
As a general rule, open terrariums need to be in a bright spot where they get filtered or indirect light. Glass magnifies the sun, so make sure you keep yours away from any hot windows in summer. It’s a good idea to keep them a couple of meters from any air conditioning vents or heaters, too.
Charcoal is an important element in a terrarium because it helps remove toxins and odors. If you don’t have charcoal, you can still make a terrarium, but you’ll need to to take extra steps to ensure your plants remain healthy and that the environment inside your terrarium remains clean and odor-free.
Open Terrarium Care Summary: Open terrariums require careful watering and monitoring of the system’s moisture level. Routine maintenance includes pruning, debris removal, replanting, and keeping the glass and interior clean. Occasional fertilization and pest treatment are done as needed.
Open – These terrariums are great for direct light or lots of sun. … Closed – These terrariums require very little maintenance. Indirect light is great for these plants. Direct sunlight on a closed terrarium can burn your plants.
1 Terrariums bring contained, natural elements to your home or office and can last several years with proper care. Terrariums are generally low-maintenance and require less attention than most other house plants.
Start by removing everything in the terrarium. Any overgrown plants can be transplanted into larger pots while you head out and shop for some new ones. As you can see, I do not use drainage rocks in my terrarium designs. The space for the soil is too precious to give up for pebbles.
Soilless Planting – Succulents can grow directly in sphagnum moss without any soil. Soilless planting with moss can be used in wall planters where the weight of soil might be an issue, in terrariums, in wreaths or anywhere else that the use of soil presents a problem.