Posted: Mon Apr 02, 2018 6:00 pm Post subject: I made a terrarium!
I just wanted to share this terrarium that I made in a small 500ml jar. Its got two Pilea species and one spiderwort. The base layer is aquarium gravel, activated carbon and home made organic compost+potting soil. Its in a spot that receives plenty of indirect sunlight.
These are Kodama, or tree spirits, which were unfortunately broken and had great difficulty sitting/standing straight. They seem to like their new abode.
@ashwin1224, is the jar tightly shut or it has holes on the lid?
Its shut tightly, but I open it daily for about 5 minutes while I mist it with 1-3ml of water. Once the plants start shooting new leaves, it will be tightly shut and wont be opened unless I need to change something. The idea is to create a closed ecosystem completely self-sufficient with only external requirement being light. There are plenty of micro fauna in there and a few bugs to provide CO2 to the plants. Plenty of water for moisture. Any unpleasant things that are produced as a result of dead and decaying organic matter are taken care by a layer of activated carbon that sits beneath the soil.
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