Terrariums are adorable. Seriously? Tiny pudgy bright green plants in cutesy containers that are tricky to kill and can fit just about anywhere in your home, what’s not to love?!? There’s a couple of things to keep in mind though when you’re making your own, trust me, I’ve killed a few, and that’s not easy!
First, make sure your container is deep enough for the type of succulents that you’re planting. If your roots have nowhere to go, they die.
Also, make sure that your container isn’t a pain in the rear to water. Tricky lids, weirdly shaped geometric glasses, you know, that sort of thing. I’m lazy, and if it isn’t convenient for me to squirt a quick stream from my water bottle at my plants as I’m heading out the door, It gets no water, and they die.
Be creative! Succulents aren’t meant to just be in pots, although pots are adorable. I’ve planted them in teapots, teacups, boxes, lanterns, glass terrariums, tin cans, heck, even seashells! Just make sure if your container doesn’t drain, that you add pebbles to the bottom of your container, or else once again, they die.
However you decide to bring a little bit of the outdoors inside, just make sure that you have fun, and follow these guidelines to make sure all your hard work pays off!