Terrariums: The basics
Terrariums are sealed or unsealed enclosed structures; often in a transparent globe or similar container in which plants live. There are two types; open and closed.
Open terrariums are comprised of desert plants that thrive in drier conditions.
Closed terrariums are comprised of tropical plants that thrive in more moist humid conditions.
This mini lesson focuses on open terrariums or desert terrariums.
What plants live best in open terrariums and what conditions do they thrive in?
Ideal Plant Types
The ideal plants for open terrariums are succulents and cacti because they are drought tolerant and thrive in sunny, dry areas.
They enjoy windowsills and bright rooms, requiring water once or twice a week.
checking for understanding: the basics
terrariumsare glass structures that are either open or closed; they are inhabited by small plants
there are two main types of terrariumsopen and closed
Plants that are best suited for open terrariumsare succulents and cacti