font loading for Top nav
A planted open terrarium

 

Editor’s

Pick+

Photography: Luke Kirwan Portrait: Paul Debois

Editor’s Pick: the insiders’ must-haves

27.09.2015

KATIE RUSHWORTH

Garden designer and TV presenter

HOW TO MAKE A TERRARIUM

Bring the outside in with this gorgeous geometric terrarium. Sure to brighten up your living space and improve the air quality in your home, it’s a win-win

You can easily create your own miniature landscape in a glass enclosure like this candle holder – all you need are fuss-free plants such as mosses, cacti and succulents, or add some colour with an orchid, as seen here. Cover the bottom of the vessel with gravel – this allows the roots to breathe and prevents them from drowning. Then position your plants and add suitable compost around them to the level it was in the pot. Cover the soil with pebbles or shells and dress with some live moss – not only will this cover the soil, making it look more attractive, it will also absorb odours and excess water. Place out of direct sunlight and water sparingly. Voilà!
Shop now

‘’Love PLANTS but don’t have much
time or space? Low-maintenance
terrariums are the answer’’

Discover the latest lifestyleedit

Discover the latest lifestyleedit

LIKE TO BE FIRST?

Snap up the latest must-haves before they sell
out with our top picks - direct to your inbox

Here's how

More style and living