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I have bought a terrarium and the whole family loves it! The kids are mesmerised by the little garden living in a jar. I have one problem though – I don’t know how to look after it. Does anyone know how to care for a terrarium?

Posted by Harriet, 09/10/13

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  • Good question,l would also like to know as well!

  • Do not over water

  • Great! Really interesting comments read on this!

  • Didn’t it come with instructions? Google is greet. My dad had one, he kept it in our hothouse. I remember it needs to be in a humid setting, doesn’t need much watering and it was amazing watching the fly catching plants in action

  • Keep it on a windowsill, or in a glasshouse, and mist with water every second day.

  • Spray bottle of water and sunlight work well

  • Also; sometimes nurseries and similar places run free sessions on caring for plants; maybe worth investigating?

  • Spray bottle of water and sunlight.

  • yeah get a little spray bottle and a little bit of sunlight every now and then, depending on the plants or moss or whatever you have in it.

  • Terrariums are so much fun! and you will be happy to hear not too much trouble! its a self supporting system so all you really need to provide is water, buy a little spray bottle and mist it once a day but not so much that it is sodden! Depending on the plants you have it will need a little sunlight and eventually a little fertiliser!

  • usually you just spray them every few days with a fine mist spray bottle

  • Care for it as you would a pot plant. Give it sunlight, and water but not soaking wet soil.

  • not sure ;( i am hopeless with plants…

  • there are some good comments here

  • How did you go with it?

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