Terrarium Kit – Step by step Instructions

Contained in your kit are all of the requirements to make a small Terrarium.

Included are:

  • Drainage Gravel
  • Charcoal
  • Sphagnum Moss
  • Terrarium Soil

You will also need:

  • Small Glass Jar
  • 1-3 Terrarium plants either small tropical plants or baby ferns
  • Spray Bottle of Water
  • Tools for planting eg spoon, paint brush and a small dowel
  • Moss (optional)
  • Decorative Gravel (optional)


  • Before assembling make sure that your container is clean and dry
  • Add a small layer of gravel to the glass container.
  • Next add a thin layer of the Charcoal.
  • Place a layer of damp sphagnum moss.
  • And finally potting mix.
  • Gently pack these substrate layers down and spray with some water.
  • Place any large rocks that may be part of your landscape inside the terrarium.
  • Plants – Choose your largest plant and gently remove it from its container and tease the roots gently apart to remove excess soil. Make a small hole and gently place into the hole you have made. Gently push the soil in around it and give it a light spray of water. Repeat with the rest of the plants.
  • Add the moss to areas you require. Lightly spray the back of the moss and then gently push it down onto the soil.
  • Once all of your plants have been planted you can add decorative gravel or larger decorative rocks to transform your terrarium into a complete miniature world.
  • Give all of your plants a spray and clean down the sides of your vessel gently using a soft cloth or paint brush to clean away any debris.

Care and Maintenance:

  • Place Terrarium in a well lit room away from direct sunlight.
  • Remove any weeds or sick plants carefully immediately. Also, remove wilting parts of the plant, such as old leaves or flowers.
  • Your closed terrarium should not require much watering. Over watering will cause the plants to rot and die. If you are unsure if your closed terrarium has enough water wait a day a check to see if there is any condensation on the inside walls. If so the water level is appropriate. If the walls are completely fogged up you will need to leave the lid off for a day and let some fresh air in and to allow some water to evaporate.