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Dan

The Complete Clown Isopod Care Guide (Armadillidium klugii)

Clown Isopods are just like that their wacky human counterparts; bright, colorful and sure to stand out in a crowded scene. Exactly what you want from an isopod pet, right? That being said, their nuanced behaviors and environmental needs make them great in certain niche cases, but not necessarily across the board.  Read on to

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Dan

Paludarium Plants: How To Choose (& Use) Stunning Species

Finding suitable paludarium plants is actually super easy. Being such a versatile landscape of land and water, pretty much anything tropical goes if you use have the right setup in place! The real challenge is knowing which species will thrive in particular conditions, and knowing how to use them to their fullest (both individually and

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Image of a small terrarium plant (the String of Turtles)
Rae

10+ Wonderfully Small Terrarium Plants (for Tiny Projects)

Finding small terrarium plants that will fit into the most minute of containers can be a real challenge.  And even then, you’ll want to be sure that they’ll stay small. I’ve been caught out before by an unsuspecting microscopic fern that only a few months later revealed itself as the monstrous giant it truly is. To

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Dan

Paludarium 101: Creating a Thriving Semi-Aquatic Paradise

Paludariums are the new kid on the block. A creation for those who can’t choose between the terrarium and aquarium hobbies (and then decided they’ll have their cake and eat it too). As a modern fusion of terrestrial and aquatic elements, paludariums have the potential for some seriously stunning scenes. But, as you might imagine

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terrarium books
Dan

10 Awesome Plant & Terrarium Books (To Guide and Inspire)

Sometimes you can’t beat a good book. A way to learn about the wonderful world of indoor plants and terrariums without staring at a screen (and a way to flex your interests to any visitors, am I right?). If you’re looking for botanical advice without the added eye strain, then these terrarium books could be

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Easy Terrarium
Rae

How To Make a (Simple Yet Gorgeous) Easy Terrarium – Guide

Contrary to popular belief, terrariums don’t require complex methods or materials to create captivating results. In fact, when you know a few trade secrets, creating living art has never been so straightforward. In this article, we’re going back to basics. I’ll show you how to create an easy terrarium, take you through every step from

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Venus Flytrap Terrarium
Joe

How to Make a DIY Venus Flytrap Terrarium (Will it Work?)

The Venus Flytrap is a plant most fascinating.  Charles Darwin himself described them as “the most wonderful plant in the world,” and even the name ‘Venus’ honors the Roman goddess of beauty. While they are a vastly popular and well-known species, the Venus Flytrap can be extremely difficult to care for.  Making a Venus Flytrap Terrarium

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mason jar terrarium
Dan

How to Make a Mason Jar Terrarium (Step-by-Step Guide)

The mason jar terrarium is a humble horticultural icon. A perfect example of a closed terrarium that anyone can put together at home, using a common glass kitchen container and minimal tools/materials. For this guide, we’ve built a gorgeous terrarium in a jar as an example, with just a handful of tropical plants and mosses.

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terrarium history
Dan

A Short History of Terrariums – The Happy Botanical Accident

Terrariums have graced our windowsills for many years. As stunning little slices of nature in the home, it’s no wonder that they’ve influenced the world as we know it so profoundly. Responsible for the Victorian “Fern Fever” (yes, I’m serious), along with the global spread of plants, tea and… colonialism? Honestly, these glass horticultural marvels

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terrarium decor
Rae

What to Put in a Terrarium Besides Plants? 9 Decor Ideas

Of course, plants are always going to be the star of the show in a terrarium. But there’s more to a compelling display than plants alone. Whether you’re recreating an idyllic beach scene, going all-in on the woodland look, or throwing caution to the winds and going full alien crystal landscape – there are decorative

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Dan

How to Make a Closed Terrarium (The Complete DIY Guide)

Who doesn’t love a vibrant closed terrarium? Your very own (self watering) miniature jungle, full of lush green tropical plants and mosses. An ecosystem that, while beautiful, is also quite the balancing act. Getting the right plants, materials and container is the first step to a functional closed system, but they also have their nuanced

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a picture of a terrarium outdoors
Dan

Outdoor Terrariums – Do They Work? (Challenges + Solutions)

Terrariums are designed to create tropical conditions inside the home, for plants that might otherwise struggle in your natural climate. So then, what happens with a terrarium outside of the home? Exposed to the elements (and largely outside of our control), keeping an outdoor terrarium brings a whole host of new challenges to consider. After

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