You can place this terrarium under
2) Bright indirect light (i.e. within 1 metre away from window)
Pour half a spray bottle (25ml) every 2 stalks, every 2-3 days
3) Medium light (within 2-3 metres away from window)
Pour half a spray bottle (25ml) every 2 stalks, every 3-4 days
– You have to pour water onto the soil, spraying water alone is insufficient
– If fittonia droops, pour some water and it’ll perk up
– Adjust according to weather conditions and temperature of location
e.g. during rainy periods, rate of evaporation is lower so decrease watering volume/frequency slightly
e.g. if your window area is warm, rate of evaporation is higher so increase watering volume/frequency slightly
– Keep soil lightly moist, but not flooded. Oxygen should be able to flow to the roots.
– If fittonia droops but soil is still wet, it’s not water but an oxygen issue. Loosen the soil around the roots so it can breathe.
Slow release fertiliser (osmocote)
1/2 teaspoon per 2 stalks of fittonia
Do not exceed as it will cause fertiliser burn
Low to high humidity are ok
Aircon environment is fine
But medium to high humidity is best for their growth
Spraying is not a must but you can can spray up to 3 times a day if you wish
40% coco peat, 40% perlite, 20% potting soil
1) WATERING YOUR TERRARIUM
You must water your terrarium right after you build it.
Pour 1/2 a spray bottle of water onto the soil of the terrarium, at the base of the fittonia. Repeat again every 2-3 days.
Spraying alone is not sufficient as plants drink water through their roots. Spraying is a bonus. You can spray up to 3 times a day to create a humid environment for your fittonia.
Keep soil lightly moist, but not soggy or flooded. You can look at soil moisture through the transparent glass container. If over-watered, your fittonia may develop yellow leaves.
If your fittonia lacks water, it will appear droopy like this, but it’s not dead. You just have to add water to the soil and the leaves will “plump” up again.
But if left not watered for more than 2 days, it will officially die.
If your fittonia droops but soil is still wet, it’s an oxygen issue, not water issue. Do not pour more water as it will prevent oxygen from flowing to the roots. Instead, loosen the soil around the roots so they can breathe. And it will prop up after one day.
2) KEEPING IT MOIST
If you’re unable to water it for more than 2 days e.g. you go on holiday, water your terrarium and cling wrap the opening to trap moisture within.
Place the terrarium under indirect sunlight e.g. next to a window, or within 6 inches under a grow light 5-8 hours a day.
Do not leave it under direct sun as the fittonia will dry up.
You can also place it under medium light e.g. 2-3m away from the window.
Fittonia does grow taller, so if they get too tall, simply trim them using a pair of scissors. Cut away the top but ensure there are still leaves left on the stem to make food for the plant.
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