DIY House Plants for Dummies (me)

As you would know from this post, that both my bf & I have a green thumb. Or the Thumb of Death.

But while my ambitious project was never realised due to the sheer scale of  it, I’ve turned to House Plants for Dummies.

Besides a beautiful leafy plant at our place (that is actually growing out of control), other pot plant we’ve cared for have been through tough times. Including a new indoor plant that requires little water and virtually no sunlight or air flow, decided to just wither and grow old out of disrespect.

So if you’re like me, kind hearted and love green living things but have the thumb of death, you should at least give this ago before you completely give up.

Please please please visit Botany Factory which tells you how to take care of these Terrariums.

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1. Find glass jars / Vase/ Fish Bowl

 Here are a few for your consideration:

1. Globe Glass Vase $15.79 {Target}; 2. Cylindrical Vase $10.87 {Target}; 3. Modular Fish Hotel $40 {Urban Outfitter}; 4. Bento Mini Bowl $2.40 {CB2}.

Step 2. Lay perlite at the bottom of container.

Step 3. Add a layer of charcoal. Together, the perlite and charcoal create a self-sufficient drainage system.

Step 4. Add a layer of mixed organic soil, sand, and rocks.

Step 5. Pat down the soil and raise one side to create a scaled landscape.

Step 6. Take your potted succulents out of their containers and lightly massage the soil around the roots to free them up.

Step 7. Lay all of your un-potted plants on the table to see what you’re working with. Katie used a Crassula, Coppertone Sedum, Euphorbia Trigona, and Variegated Necklace Vine.

Step 8. Choose where you want to place the plants and indent the area with a spoon. Then, place the plant into the designated area.

Step 9. Garnish your terrarium with moss or other pretty greeneries. Miniature gnomes are optional.

Step 10. Just place it near sunlight, and spritz it with water once a week

There you have it! How easy for that? What made it easier was Refinery 29 have other DIY planty/greenie/cool ideas from here, also where these lovely photographs are taken from. Like I said, you should definitely visit Botany Factory for the detailed care instructions.


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