I teamed up with Chris Israel to come up with a great DIY project with plants. We are both seriously smitten with all things houseplant related. Terrariums are great as living centerpieces, accent table, desks or to give as gifts.
Assemble your supplies. We used a great 8" 100% Recycled Glass Bowl we found at Pat Catans. Three succulents accompanied by unpolished jade stones, pink-white toned rocks & aquarium sand, and a coco coir based potting mix which we pre-moistened along with some activated charcoal carbon.
For this terrarium we choose three blue hued white succulents.
Senecio haworthii with its flocked white leaves.
Pachyphytum bracteosum with plump blue succulent leaves.
Echeveria minima with its uniform array of flat leaves with pink toned tips.
You can get sand and a variety of natural stones at the pet store in the aquarium section.
Place your activated charcoal carbon in the base of your bowl. Activated carbon will cut down on any odor that may result from excess water in the bottom of your terrarium. With that being said, it's best to avoid over watering. Be careful of how much water you use when watering.
Put a good base layer in, covering the entire bottom.
Next, build your base layer of rocks up the side of the bowl, leaving a well in the middle which you will place your soil into.
Slowly add soil to the middle of your bowl., adding more layers of stone if you need to build up the outside wall.
Gently loosen your succulent out of its pot, and tease some of the roots loose. Then place in the glass bowl.
Put as many succulents as you would like in the terrarium. Sprinkle soil around them to cover their roots.
Then, disperse rocks over the exposed soil as you like.
Don't forget to water them!
Lastly, adding sand may provide a larger variety of texture, as well as adding a few pieces of more decorative stone like unpolished jade helping to create a more visually appealing piece.
There you have it! All plant lovers and bohemians alike may now enjoy their new aesthetically pleasing plants.