Frequently Asked Questions


Do i need to water my Terrarium?

This depends on the type of Terrarium and the hummidity conditions, please read the section on watering on our Terrarium Care and Tools page for specific instructions.

How do you propagate from your Terrarium?

This depends on the plants in your Terrarium, we will be covering this topic in our weekly newsletters as well as other care topics, you can sign up for this in the box at the bottom of the page.

Can you use any plant inside a Terrarium?

In a closed Terrarium you can only use plants that love high hummidity and dont mind sitting in damp soil. In an open Terrarium you have more freedom to use a wider variety of plants as there is a constant air flow and the soil will dry out.

How do you package your Terrariums to avoid damage in transit?

Our Terrarium are packed carefully in layers to avoid damage to the plants in transit, it is also packed tightly so if it gets flipped upside down the soil wont budge.

Why can't you ship the Demi-Johns?

Unfortunately the Demi-Johns are currently local delivery in leicestershire or collection only but we are working on a way to ship these safely.

What Temperature room should my Terrarium be in?

All our Terrariums are kept between a temperature of 18 - 23 degrees, as long as you room doesnt have extreme temperature changes and the Terrarium isnt sat close to a radiatior or underfloor heating it should be fine.

Does my Terrarium need direct sunlight?

No, a Terrarium thrives in low light. Direct light will cause overheating and the plants will die.

What is a Terrarium?

A Terrarium (plural: Terraria or Terrariums) is usually a sealable glass container containing soil and plants, and can be opened for maintenance to access the plants inside. However, Terrariums can also be open to the atmosphere rather than being sealed. Terrariums are often kept as decorative or ornamental items. Closed terraria create a unique environment for plant growth, as the transparent walls allow for both heat and light to enter the terrarium.

How long will my Terrarium live for?

The lifespan on your Terrarium will depend on how well they are cared for, if you follow the correct care instructions and it is located in a good position it can live indefinately.