Wet plants terrarium
You can place this terrarium under
2) Bright indirect light (i.e. within 1 metre away from window)
Pour a full spray bottle (50ml) every 2-3 days
3) Medium light (i.e. within 2-3 metres away from window)
Pour a full spray bottle (50ml) every 3-4 days
– You have to pour water onto the soil, spraying water alone is insufficient
– If plants droop/wrinkle, it may be a sign of under watering. Water and they will 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
– Medium to high humidity preferred
– You may spray terrarium 3 times a day if you wish (not mandatory)
40% coco peat, 40% perlite, 20% potting soil
The tall plants (fittonia/pilea/fern/bubble plant) love wet and humid environments, so be sure to keep them hydrated.
Spraying alone is insufficient. You have to pour water onto the soil every 2 days to keep it lightly moist.
Every 2 stalks will require approximately half a spray bottle of water.
But make sure the soil is not soaking wet or flooded. Light moist is enough. If so, oxygen cannot flow to the roots and the roots will die.
On days when you’re unable to water it for more than 2 days, e.g. when you go overseas, use a cling wrap to cover the opening, so moisture can be trapped inside:
If your fittonia lacks water, it will appear droopy like this, but do not give up on it as it’s not dead yet. Simply water within 2 days and you will see that they will plump up again.
If you notice your plants wrinkling, it’s a sign that there’s a lack of water.
Place the terrarium under indirect sunlight e.g. next to a window, or within 6 inches under a grow light at least 6-8 hours every day.
Do not leave it under direct sunlight as the glass can magnify the heat and make it too hot for the plants.
When the tall plants (fittonia/pilea/fern/bubble plant) grow taller, simply trim them using a pair of scissors. Cut away the top but ensure there are still leaves left on the stem.
Don’t be afraid to trim your plant. Trimming is good for them because being too big will also mean the plants start competing for resources such as sunlight and water.
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