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Orchid Terrarium
Dan

Orchid Terrarium 101: How to Make a Vibrant Orchidarium Work

Orchids are a wonderful way to inject some floral style into a terrarium. A fan favorite for centuries, orchids range from classic flowering beauties to exotic tropical specimens. Each has its unique charm, but they also come with their specific requirements. Whichever orchids you choose, you’ll need to tweak your terrarium environment accordingly.  Especially if

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Rae

Jarrarium Guide: Top Plants, Ideas and Step-by-Step Advice

The jarrarium is a truly versatile creation. A mini-ecosystem in a jar, it’s essentially whatever you make it to be! Of course, I’ve interpreted it as a mini planted terrarium (no surprises there), but I’ve seen everything from tiny aquariums to natural ecospheres. As long as it’s a DIY creation in a jar and it

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Dwarf White Isopods
Dan

Dwarf White Isopods: Top Care & Uses (Trichorhina tomentosa)

Dwarf White Isopods are a super popular isopod species on the market today. What they lack in size, they more than make up for in utility. Sure, they’re easy to care for and make an excellent cleanup crew – no complaints there. But it’s their miniature size that makes them particularly popular in the vivarium

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Dan

How to Make a Terrarium Bottle Garden (Best Plants & Ideas)

The bottle terrarium is a true thrifty classic. Everyone has a bottle, right? Whether you prefer water or wine (or my personal favorite, whisky), a potential terrarium is but a few sips away. That being said, a terrarium bottle garden can range from an easy project to an expert build, depending on your container of

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Dan

The Carnivorous Plant Terrarium Guide: Exploring the Exotic

Carnivorous plants are undoubtedly one of the coolest things to add to a terrarium. Exotic, vibrant, deadly… these wonders have always captured our imaginations (almost as well as they do their prey). Even Darwin had a soft spot for them. Though when it comes to the carnivorous plant terrarium, things get a little tricky.  Sure,

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Hanging terrarium guide
Dan

Hanging Terrarium 101: Plants, Containers & 5 Elegant Ideas

The hanging terrarium is a modern take on an old classic. A versatile way to fill vertical space in your home or a creative way to create a botanical wedding centerpiece. But let’s be honest, it’s mostly just a way to get more plants when you’ve run out of surfaces, isn’t it? In this guide,

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Image of a clown isopod
Dan

The Complete Clown Isopod Care Guide (Armadillidium klugii)

Clown Isopods are just like 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 find

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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 have the proper setup in place! The real challenge is knowing which species will thrive in particular conditions, and how to use them to their fullest (both individually and together) to

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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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