Desert Terrarium Care Guide

A terrarium is a miniature garden that mimics real landscapes within a glass container. They allow us to bring nature inside. As a fully functioning, self-contained ecosystem, a desert terrarium is one of the easiest to make and maintain. Terrariums are a creative way to keep plants in any space, so whether you’re looking for a fuss-free way to brighten up your home, a friendly desktop companion or a fun activity for the weekend, we’ve got you sorted.



Terrariums love a well-lit area with indirect sunlight. Try to avoid direct sun, as the terrarium glass magnifies sunlight. 


Succulents thrive in dry climates so they don’t need a lot of water. We recommend watering your terrarium with a spray bottle, once every two weeks in the summer and once a month in the winter. 


Your plants will let you know if they need water, as their leaves will start to crisp. Overwatering is pretty easy to spot too, as the leaves will change colour and become weak.

If you’ve overwatered, don’t panic, but wait until the soil dries up before rewatering! Succulents stretch out when there’s not enough light, so simply move them to a brighter area if you spot any strange behaviour!

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