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DIY: Succulent Terrarium

Give your pretty greens a cute and charming home


Ask a couple of friends and find out who hasn't tried taking care of a few pots of succulents yet. With their cute colors and interesting leaves, they've taken over homes, condos, and even office cubes. If you're one of the many who are into collecting pots of these delightful plants, we're sure that you've mastered the art of repotting and displaying them.

If you're looking for a weekend project that you can work on, you may want to create your own terrarium. Once you're done with your project, you can use it as a centerpiece or even as decor in the living area. Let the steps below guide you:

What you need:

  • An interesting glass container you have on hand
  • Vermiculite, sand, or activated charcoal
  • Cactus potting soil mix
  • Assorted succulents
  • Rocks, pebbles, preserved moss (all optional and depends on how you want your terrarium to look)


1. Fill your container with a base of vermiculite or sand. This will help in the water drainage of the terrarium.

2. Add a layer of the potting soil.

3. Carefully place the succulents one by one. To make it interesting, work with succulents in different shapes and colors—just make sure that all of these have similar needs to make maintenance easier.

4. Decorate your terrarium with stones or pebbles, and preserved moss. If you have mini figures of people or animals, you can include them in the setup as well.

5. Don't forget to water your succulents at least once a week. If you can manage it, collect rain water for your succulents as tap water have minerals that can harm your plants.

For more detailed steps, click here.

Source and Inspiration: By Stephanie Lynn.

PHOTOS: Gardens Illustrated and Style Me Pretty (Main) | Mark Francis Jesalva | The Sparkle

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