Using Terrariums for Creating Trendy Home and Garden Spaces
A terrarium is a small indoor garden, designed to hold small plants in controlled condition. It is a transparent plastic or glass container, created to mimic the natural growing environment. Available in the form of small bottles to large aquariums with tiny plants and variety of subtropical or moisture adaptive plants, it needs little care once cultivated and can be looked after with minimal, yet direct sun light.
Terrariums are not newly found; these have been there in existencesince 1827, when Dr. Nathaniel Ward discovered fern spores while he was experimenting with cocoons in a container filled with soil. He later put the ferns in glass box that gave rise to terrariums and the first terrarium was referred to as Wardian case, which became extremely popular in the United States and Western Europe, especially for decorating sitting rooms and parlors, extending the prosperity of the home. Cultivating ferns shortly gave way to grow orchids in the self-contained surroundings.
Terrarium comes in variety of shapes and sizes; all cases are made up of either glass or plastic for direct viewing and easy transmission of direct light to penetrate. Those maintained in tropical environment need high degree of humidity to maintain the level of moisture as well. Desert terrariums have plenty of benefits and they usually come with open-top to maintain arid conditions and let water vapor penetrate.
The bottom of terrarium is covered with gravel or sand layers; it should be situated in a place where no strong rays of sun or overheating exist. Ceramic miniatures or decorative stones can be added to the landscape.