A ter­rar­ium

Gardeners' World - - Small Gardens -

Which plants? • Plants in small, 3cm-6cm wide pots What Terrariums are a fun and at­trac­tive way of grow­ing houseplants. Choose a fully or par­tially en­closed type, like this, for mois­ture-lov­ing plants and a com­pletely open one for suc­cu­lents and air plants. 1 Use a free-drain­ing com­post, mixed 50/50 with grit for drainage. Add even more grit for suc­cu­lents. You can also add ac­ti­vated char­coal to help stop wa­ter turn­ing stag­nant in­side. 2 Make a hole in the com­post, ease a plant out of its pot and pop it into the hole, draw­ing the com­post around the sides of the root­ball. Re­peat with your other plants. The plants are likely to need a new home af­ter about a year.

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