- (1) 5.5” Slant Glass Bowl
- (1) Standard Air Plant
- (2) Premium Air Plants
- (1) Small Bag of Desert Sand
- (1) Mini Bag of Pearl Stone
- (1) Mini Bag of Lava Rock
- (1) Mini Bag of Forest Moss
- (1) Trochus Shell
Congratulations on your purchase of a Succulent-Plants.com DIY Air Plant Slant Bowl Terrarium Kit! Be sure to carefully remove your air plants from their packaging upon arrival and handle them with care to avoid damaging the leaves. The air plants can be kept in a bright area and misted daily or soaked weekly until the kit is ready to be used. Upon arrival, we ask that you check to be sure that all listed components are included and that the terrarium has arrived undamaged.
- When ready to assemble your air plant DIY Slant Bowl Terrarium Kit, begin by preparing your work area on a level surface with enough space to spread out materials.
- Clean the glass slant bowl using rubbing alcohol and rinse well. In order to avoid leaving smudges on the glass while you assemble, it is suggested to thoroughly wash your hands - especially fingertips!
- To begin the assembly, pour the bag of desert sand into the bowl and spread it around evenly with your fingers. To settle the sand more evenly, lightly tap the container against the workspace surface.
- Next, slightly tilt the bowl back and pour in the pearl stone gently. Turn the bowl right side up and gently pull some stones forward and to the sides, creating a slope from back to front.
- Now it’s time to get creative and design your terrarium landscape. There are numerous ways to create a design. One of the great things about air plant terrariums is the ability to switch up your design whenever you want. Although, you want to handle your new air plants as little as possible to avoid damaging their special water-absorbing leaves.
- Use the picture and copy our design or create your own!
- In their natural environment, air plants mostly grow on the limbs of trees. They have evolved to absorb their water through the air using the little hairs on their leaves called trichomes. The trichomes look like a fine white fuzz or tiny white hairs. Humidity, mist, and fog are a vital part of air plant survival. To mimic this environment as best as possible, you can keep your terrarium in a high humidity room like a bathroom window or in a room with a humidifier. If neither of these options are doable then you can mist your air plants at least once every other day.
- Handle your air plants gently to avoid damaging their hairs affecting their ability to absorb water.
- Signs that your air plants are not getting adequate water are losing leaves at their base and getting smaller in size.
- Display your terrarium in a bright area that receives minimal direct sunlight.
- Be sure to either mist your air plants about every other or every two days or give them a soak in a clean bowl of water for 20 minutes once a week.