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Terrarium Building Supplies & Essentials

Building a terrarium is a fun and easy way to add some life to any room. Not only are they beautiful to look at, but they are also very low maintenance. In order to build the perfect terrarium, you will need a few essential supplies. These are the bits and pieces that together create the foundation for your terrarium plants to thrive. 

First, the essentials..

The foundations of building a terrarium – here are some must have supplies to get you started.

Terrarium Containers

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The foundation of any quality terrarium is the terrarium container itself. This can be anything from an old fish bowl to a clear glass jar or vase. Just make sure that it is see-through, so you can enjoy the view of your terrarium!

Drainage Layer Materials

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Any type of drainage material can be used, such as pea gravel, pebbles, river rocks or stones. This will allow the water to drain and air to circulate around the roots of your plants.

Activated Charcoal

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Adding a layer of charcoal to your terrarium is important for preventing bacteria and fungus from growing. It also helps keep the air fresh in the terrarium by absorbing odors and toxins.

Sphagnum Moss

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Adding moss to your terrarium will give it a more natural look and help hold moisture. Dried Sphagnum moss, sheet moss, and reindeer moss are all great options and are often added as an additional layer between the drainage layer and soil to retain moisture.

Terrarium Soil and Substrate

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Make sure to use potting soil that is specifically designed for terrariums. This type of soil will ensure the health and growth of your plants. Terrarium soil should always allow for good drainage, and should contain enough nutrients for plants to grow, but not too quickly. 

Terrarium Lids

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You will need a lid for your terrarium vessel to keep the moisture in. There are many different types of lids you can use, such as wire mesh, plastic wrap, and plastic domes. You can also use lids from recycled glass jars. Glass spheres and cork spheres are also a popular option.

Terrarium Tools for Building, Maintenance and Cleaning

The terrarium tools you need to build your terrarium and to keep it thriving and clean. 

Misting Spray Bottles

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A sprayer bottle is a must-have when it comes to terrariums. This will help you evenly distribute water and fertilizer throughout your terrarium, as well as keep the humidity levels balanced. Mist your terrariums regularly to keep them thriving. 

Terrarium Tongs / Tweezers

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Terrarium tongs are important to use when building terrariums because they can help you securely grip and move plants and other materials around without damaging them. Additionally, the tongs can be used to help hold delicate plants in place while you are planting them.

Terrarium Shovels & Scoops

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A shovel is an essential tool when it comes to creating a terrarium. It can be used for adding soil and other amendments to the terrarium, as well as for rearranging the pebbles and planting plants. The size of the shovel should depend on the size of your terrarium; there are lots of small terrarium shovels available.

Terrarium Rakes

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A terrarium rake tool is important when building terrariums because it can be used to move soil and other materials around easily, making the process much easier. Additionally, the rake can be used to plant plants and remove debris from the terrarium.

Terrarium Funnels

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A funnel is a great tool to have when it comes to terrariums, as it makes adding the soil, pebbles and charcoal much easier. Funnels come in various sizes and materials, so you’ll want to make sure you choose the right one for your project. Smaller funnels are perfect for pouring small amounts of soil

Terrarium Cleaning Supplies

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Glass cleaning supplies are important when building terrariums because they help to keep the glass clean and free of debris. This is important because it helps to provide a clear view of the terrarium and ensures that the plants inside receive adequate light.

Terrarium Scissors

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Terrarium scissors are an important tool when building terrariums because they can help you easily trim plants and remove excess foliage. Additionally, the scissors can be used to cut wire or mesh for use in the terrarium.

Humidity Indicators

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A hygrometer is an instrument used to measure the relative humidity of a space. It is an essential tool for terrarium care because it allows you to monitor and adjust the humidity level of your terrarium as needed. Accurately measuring and maintaining ideal humidity levels in your terrarium is critical for keeping your plants healthy and happy.

Terrarium Tool Kits

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Get everything you need in one. A terrarium tool kit is a collection of essential tools that are needed to build a beautiful and healthy terrarium. This kit typically includes items such as plant shears, shovels, rakes, thermometers, humidity indicators, funnels and spoons.

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