- (1) 6” Hanging Glass Globe Terrarium
- (2) SM Air Plants
- (1) small bag Natural Sand
- (1) extra small bag Pearl Stone
- (1) extra small bag Lava Rock
- (1) extra small bag Reindeer Moss
- (1) Shell
Congratulations on your purchase of a Succulent-Plants.com DIY hanging terrarium! Please carefully remove your air plants from their packaging upon arrival, handling them with care to avoid damaging the leaves. Your air plants can be kept in a bright area and misted daily and/or soaked weekly until the kit is ready to be used. Upon arrival, we ask that you check to make sure all listed components are included and that the terrarium has arrived undamaged.
- When ready to assemble your hanging air plant terrarium, begin by preparing your work area on a level surface with enough space to spread out materials.
- Clean the glass container using rubbing alcohol and rinse well. To avoid leaving oil smudges on the glass throughout the process, it is suggested to thoroughly wash your hands—especially fingertips!
- Pour the Bag of Sand into the terrarium and spread evenly with fingers. To settle the sand, firmly tap the container against the work surface.
- Tilt your terrarium so that the opening is tilted upwards and pour the bag of Pearl Stone against the back. Turn back to an upright position and gently pull the stones forward and to the sides, creating a slope from back to front.
- Now it’s time to start considering your terrarium landscape. One of the great things about air plant terrariums is the ability to change up the design whenever you want, although it is suggested to handle them as little as possible to avoid damaging their special water-absorbing leaves.
- To recreate our arrangement as shown, place 3/4 of the Reindeer Moss towards the back of the globe, mounding to give height. Position the larger Air Plant in front of the moss then add the second smaller Air Plant. Position the last piece of Reindeer Moss and the provided Seashell to complete the look.
- In nature, air plants mostly grow on the limbs of trees with no soil. They have evolved to absorb water through the air using little hairs on their leaves called trichomes, which is the fine white fuzz you can find covering all air plants to some degree. This makes humidity, mist, and fog a vital part of air plant survival. To replicate this environment as best as possible, keep your terrarium in a high humidity room, such as a bathroom window, or in a room with a humidifier. Alternatively, you can mist your terrarium at least once every other day.
- Roughly handling the plants causes these hairs to fall off, affecting their ability to absorb water.
- If your air plants begin to actually grow smaller and lose leaves at their base, this is a sign that they are not getting enough water.
- It is best to keep your terrarium in a bright area that receives minimal direct sun.