23 Creative succulent terrarium inspirations

I was really enticed when I saw a succulent terrarium at one of my friend’s living room, and soon realized that it is an awesome stuff for decorating home. Succulent terrarium is best for those who are really busy with their daily office work, and at the same time would like to do some gardening. Succulents are tough plants, which can live for decades with very less maintenance.

If you want an ready made option, here are the best options sorted by terrarium size:

Small Size
Medium Size
Large Size
Product
Black Glass Geometric Terrarium
H Potter Glass Terrarium
H Potter Large Glass Terrarium
Image
Black Glass Geometric Terrarium Container Modern Tabletop Window Sill Decor Flower Pot Balcony Planter Diy Display Box for Succulent Fern Moss Air Plants Miniature Fairy Garden Gift (No Plants)
H Potter Glass Terrarium Succulent Planter Wardian Case Plant Container Six Sided WAR151
Terrarium Large Glass Succulent Planter Wardian Case Container for Plants from H Potter WAR150
Size
8.9 x 8.8 x 7.7
9 x 9 x 12
17 x 11 x 22
Weight
1.08 pounds
5 pounds
31.6 pounds
Small Size
Product
Black Glass Geometric Terrarium
Image
Black Glass Geometric Terrarium Container Modern Tabletop Window Sill Decor Flower Pot Balcony Planter Diy Display Box for Succulent Fern Moss Air Plants Miniature Fairy Garden Gift (No Plants)
Size
8.9 x 8.8 x 7.7
Weight
1.08 pounds
Medium Size
Product
H Potter Glass Terrarium
Image
H Potter Glass Terrarium Succulent Planter Wardian Case Plant Container Six Sided WAR151
Size
9 x 9 x 12
Weight
5 pounds
Large Size
Product
H Potter Large Glass Terrarium
Image
Terrarium Large Glass Succulent Planter Wardian Case Container for Plants from H Potter WAR150
Size
17 x 11 x 22
Weight
31.6 pounds

Succulent terrarium or Cactus terrarium is a mini desert eco-system in a glass container.

Half bowl glass terrarium

This home decor or small garden can easily catch the eye of your visitors. If they love desert life, then they will be really amazed at this small desert eco-system in your living room. An awesome choice for giving creative gift to your loved one.

Now lets jump into action:

Materials Required:

  • Glass container: Choose a glass container which has a big opening, for proper air circulation.
  • Succulents or Cactus plants: Choose plants with good color and texture. If u get some flowering succulents, its the best.
  • Cactus soil mix, sand and gravel.
  • Decorative stuffs.

Succulent Terrarium DIY ( Step by step guide)

Step-1: Choose a glass container, which can be bought from various online garden or home stores like Etsy, West Elm or Terrain. You can find some awesome glass containers from your nearby garden nursery center or aquarium stores. Clean the container using some detergent and dry it properly.
Step-2: Choose succulent plants with attractive color and texture.
Step-3: Fill the glass jar with gravel, make sure it has sufficient holes for water drainage. Then fill it with cactus soil mix. Plant the succulents on this soil.Water it properly
Step-4: Finally add a layer of desert sand and place your decorative stuffs add further beauty.

Best Succulents for terrarium

Now lets see how to choose the right succulents for our terrarium. You will get a good collection of plants from Annie’s Annuals. and some more cactus plants from cacti guide.com 

Some of the plants we recommend are :

  • Voodoo or Sedum spurium – With Amazing texture
  • Sunset Strain – With awesome flowers
  • Chinese Dunce Cap (scientifically known as Orostachys iwarenge) – Multi colour
  • Gymnocalycium alboareolatum – With attractive flowers
  • Rebutia albifloram – with multi colored flowers
  • Cintia knizei – Yellow flowers and thick leaves

I would like to choose plants which is having a good texture, because cactus plants are know for that, and it adds beauty to your terrarium. If you are looking for amazing ideas to hang your terrarium in living room, check out 21 hanging glass terrarium ideas

Here we have 23 creative cactus terrarium photo inspirations:

Apple shaped glass terrarium

Apple glass terrarium hanging planter

Small glass jar terrarium

Wall-mounted glass terrarium for plants

Recycled glass jar terrarium

Small jar glass terrarium with light

Cookie Jar succulent terrarium

Cookie jar succulent terrarium

Terrarium with Mosses

Glass terrarium with air hole

Hanging succulent terrariums

Terrarium glass for succulent moss

Air fern glass terrarium

Glass terrarium for fern moss

Table top cacti terrariums

Geometric glass terrarium flower pot

Geometric brass and glass terrarium for succulents

Round glass terrarium for display

Gold sphere gold terrarium

Cube glass terrarium for air plants

Mini glass terrarium tabletop planter

Air plant glass terrarium display

Half bowl terrarium with succulents

Wall Mount glass jar terrarium

Wall-mounted glass terrarium displays

Succulent terrarium with lamp

Decorative night lamp succulent terrarium

Tips for cactus terrarium care

Succulents are for lazy people, they require very less maintenance and it will live for decades. But less maintenance doesn’t mean that you can ignore it completely. It needs your care and love.

Here I have listed some of the tips for proper caring of your cactus terrariums:

  • Soil: These plants doesn’t like too much water, meaning they get swamped in water if you don’t use right soil for terrarium. Make sure terrarium has drainage holes and wide openings so that excess water evaporates away. These plants have good root system; so quantity of soil is also important.
  • Sunlight: These are sun lovers; place them near windowsill to get enough sunlight or provide artificial light to stimulate its growth.
  • Air circulation: If you choose a small container and opening is too narrow, it will lead to humidity inside the glass chamber which leads to the death of your cacti.
  • Water: These plants can store water for long time. So we need to provide water only once in a month.

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