Make Your Own Mini Garden In A Terrarium

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Terrariums are miniature gardens that are cheap and super easy to make, even for beginners. You won’t need a lot of space for this mini oasis, and it’ll definitely perk up your apartment. Here is how you can make your own terrarium in just a few easy steps.

Choose a Container

The important thing is that you pick a glass container. Shape doesn’t matter, so you can get creative here. You’ll have to decide between a closed and open terrarium depending on the plants you want to keep.

Layer Your soil

You want to add three layers of soil in the container. The bottom should be covered with a layer of pebbles or stones. Then add a thin layer of activated charcoal and cover it with potting soil.

Add Your Plants

This is probably the most fun part. For open terrariums, you can choose plants like succulents, aloe and cacti. Closed ones, on the other hand, need plants that can tolerate humid conditions like ferns, ivy and thyme.


This is when your imagination plays a crucial role. You can add all sorts of decorative stones, shells or mini figurines. After you are done with this, the only thing your mini garden needs is proper care!