How to make your own green terrarium, you will need..
1 – Glass Vase
2 – Gravels
3 – Activated charcoal
4 – Spanish moss or sphagnum moss
5 – Cactus potting soil
6- Living moss
7- Ornaments (optional)
Layer gravels inside your container. It can collect the excess water in order to prevent root rot.
Add a layer of activated charcoal. Activated charcoal can purify excess water and absorb odor.
Spray some water on the brown moss and add a thin layer into the container. The function of this layer is to prevent soil runs into the carbon and gravel layers.
Add Cactus potting soil into the container, spray some water to it, don’t spray too much water.
Add Living Moss, press it gently to make sure it touches soil. Spray some water, Again do not too much water.
Your terrarium is ready now, you can decorate it with some ornaments to add some extra detail.
How to take care of Moss terrariums.
Q1: HOW OFTEN SHOULD I WATER MY TERRARIUM?
Mist lightly every three weeks with filtered water or if you can store rain water, that would be best(only if dry). Too much water can lead to mold. Moss doesn’t have traditional roots and takes in nutrients from water on its surface leaves.
Q2: SHOULD I PUT IT ON A WINDOWSILL?
You want to avoid putting it in direct sunlight – this can lead to too much humidity, and mold development. However, although most varieties of moss thrive in shade in their natural habitats, when indoors they grow best in bright artificial light (great for offices!) or indirect sunlight.
Q3: MY MOSS IS TURNING BROWN!
There are several factors that could be causing this.
Moss can also turn brown if you are using tap water instead of filtered water (tap water can have too much chlorine).
Or your moss could also need more light – try moving your terrarium closer to a bright indoor light or spot with indirect sun.
Learning how to grow moss indoors is a simple task; in fact, this can be a good project for parents and children to do together. Start with a clear glass container that has a lid, such as a terrarium or a large jar. Place about an inch of pebbles in the bottom of the container, then top that with about an inch of granulated charcoal, which you can find in fish supply stores. Add two inches of potting soil and mist the soil with a spray bottle filled with clear water.
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