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how to preserve moss
Rae

How to Preserve Moss for Decoration & Wall Art [Easy Guide]

Everyone knows that live moss is the most trusty visual tool in the terrarium builder’s toolkit. But unlike a good piece of equipment, it isn’t particularly hardy. Many moss art projects struggle to provide the conditions needed to keep the moss alive. Enter preserved moss: the hero of the hour. There’s no denying that preserved

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Rae

The 10 Best Terrarium Plants for Beginners (Easy Care Picks)

Terrarium plants are like clothes. A one-size-fits-all approach never works, and try as you might, some just won’t suit. But similarly, as long as you know where to look, there are effortless (and stylish) options to be found. So if you’re looking for ideas, you’ve come to the right place. Stick with me for the

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Cubaris isopods
Dan

New Cubaris Isopods: 12+ Stunning Species (You Have to See!)

Cubaris isopods are the hot new trend in the isopod community. There are already over 100 classified species of Cubaris, but these are not the ones that are taking the market by storm. It’s actually the new ones that people are presuming to be Cubaris. New varieties are popping up so quickly that science can’t

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Closed Terrarium Kits
Rae

Looking for a DIY Closed Terrarium Kit? Here Are the 5 Best!

Terrarium kits are made to make your life easy and save you money. Everything is found in one place; there’s no need to buy more than you need, and absolutely no paying for separate postage. Sounds perfect to me! I’ve hand-selected five great closed terrarium kits for you. Two for beginners, two for kids, and

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Pet Isopods
Dan

The Complete Pet Isopod Guide: Picks, Enclosure Setup & Care

Move over dogs; isopods are man’s new best friend! Granted, they’re not the best fetch partners… but these little critters have a lot going for them.  Often inexpensive, easy to care for, and lots of fun to keep – what more could you want? Plus, just like dogs, they come in a wide variety of

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Wall Terrarium
Rae

Terrarium Wall 101: Soaring Vivariums, Wall Mounts (& More)

Welcome to the enticing – and confusing – world of terrarium walls. Confusing because a terrarium wall isn’t a definitive thing but can refer to any one of several very different (yet all individually fabulous) horticultural projects. But don’t let the lack of specificity drive you up the wall. From simple wall decor crafts to

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Isopods for Sale
Dan

Isopods for Sale: The Complete Critter Buying Guide

Isopods are the hottest new pet on the market, haven’t you heard? These little bioactive beasties are on the up, and there’s never been a better time to get started in the isopod hobby.  That said, with so many species to try and new varieties emerging – seemingly every day – it can be a

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Rae

Begonia Terrarium 101: Top Plants & (Step-By-Step) Guide

Begonias really are the most intriguing plants. No other genus comes close to the range of unique leaf shapes, growth patterns, and crazy colors. These unique qualities open up a whole world of exciting creative opportunities, and what better way to experiment and express your flair than with a Begonia terrarium? In this post, I’ll take

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fake water for crafts
Rae

How to Make Fake Water for Crafts (+ Resin Terrarium Guide)

Creating water is no longer reserved for Poseidon himself; now we can do it too! Bobbing about at the intersection between terrarium building, flower arranging, and diorama, it’s easy to see why fake water is loved by all – its authentic appearance.  But take its realistic look with a grain of (sea) salt –  it’s

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Houseplant Statistics
Dan

Houseplant Statistics 2022 [Fresh Data + Covid Comparison]

Houseplants have played a key part in the botanical renaissance of recent years. Whether it’s green-fingered Millennials chasing the latest rare species, TikTok plant hacks, or just people looking for some company at home, people are flocking to houseplant ownership for many different reasons. In this article, we’ve curated the most up-to-date houseplant statistics –

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Rae

How to Find, Navigate (and Buy) Planted Terrariums for Sale

Whether you’re looking for an injection of green to jazz up your home or an awesome gift for a loved one, terrariums are undoubtedly the answer. That said, being carefully balanced ecosystems, they’re tricky to create and transport – making finding planted terrariums for sale surprisingly challenging.  In this buying guide, I’ll dish the dirt both

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Rae

How Much Does a Terrarium Cost? (Prices & Examples)

Terrariums are the epitome of millennial spending. Stunning, somewhat pointless, often expensive, and absolutely the reason we can’t afford our own houses… As we all know, terrariums come in all shapes, sizes, and types, and it’s the finer details that ultimately determine the cost.  The terrariums I’ve personally created have fallen between $10 and $130,

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