How to Make a Closed Terrarium – Ultimate DIY Guide

How to Make a Closed Terrarium – Ultimate DIY Guide

Closed terrariums can be a beautiful addition to any space including home and office. They are usually sealed to create a self-sustaining ecosystem where plants grow and thrive with minimal care. The container is usually transparent, allowing in light and you can also observe the plants inside. The closed terrarium works on the principle of…

Closed Terrarium Care and Cleaning Guide

Closed Terrarium Care and Cleaning Guide

Closed terrariums are typically easy to care for than potted plants. Since they are enclosed, they recycle moisture and this reduces the need for watering. However, they require regular monitoring for moisture levels, pruning to control plant growth and occasional cleaning of the glass. The first step in creating a low-maintenance closed terrarium is to…

Springtails in Terrarium Benefits and Management

Springtails in Terrarium Benefits and Management

Springtails are known to feed on fungi, algae, or decaying organic matter. If you have a closed terrarium with live plants, springtails can be helpful in keeping the ecosystem clean and healthy. They also aerate the soil thus making air, moisture, and nutrients easily available to the plant roots. Terrariums are typically enclosed, which means…

How to Make a Cactus Terrarium – Ultimate Guide

How to Make a Cactus Terrarium – Ultimate Guide

Cacti are generally hardy plants but are not ideal for a closed terrarium. However, you can get the desert theme on your tabletop by creating an open cactus terrarium. It’s no longer rocket science as long as you can provide proper airflow, well-draining soil, bright indirect light, and minimal watering. When choosing cacti for a…

Is Light Through the Window Considered Indirect?

Is Light Through the Window Considered Indirect?

When choosing a location for a plant, it is important to consider the amount and intensity of sunlight that the plant needs. Some plants, such as cacti, need direct sunlight to thrive while others prefer indirect sunlight. So, is the light through the window direct or indirect? Light through the window is considered indirect only…

Neem Oil vs. Insecticidal Soap – Differences + Which to Use

Neem Oil vs. Insecticidal Soap – Differences + Which to Use

Insecticidal soap and neem oil are popular organic insecticides used for treating different types of pests on plants, including aphids, whiteflies, spider mites, mealybugs, thrips, and scale insects. While both of these organic insecticides are considered safe on plants and animals, they have different properties and abilities. In summary, here’s what to know about neem…

Can You Reuse Potting Soil? The Risks and Precautions

Can You Reuse Potting Soil? The Risks and Precautions

Gardeners are encouraged to repot their container plants every 1 to 2 years to prevent problems arising from overcrowded roots, depleted nutrients, pests, and diseases. Fresh potting soil is definitely expensive, and it can be burdening when dealing with many plants. So, can you reuse potting soil? Yes, reusing potting soil can be cost-effective and…

How to Increase Humidity for Plants without Humidifier – 5 Ways

How to Increase Humidity for Plants without Humidifier – 5 Ways

Maintaining proper humidity levels is crucial for the overall health and growth of plants, especially for tropical and houseplant species that require higher levels of moisture. Proper humidity levels promote healthy foliage and prevent common problems such as leaf yellowing, wilting, and fungal diseases. Humidity levels in homes tend to decline during the winter months…

Potting Soil Won’t Absorb Water? Reasons and What to Do

Potting Soil Won’t Absorb Water? Reasons and What to Do

Water running straight through soil is a common problem in container gardening. This is when potting soil won’t absorb water causing it to quickly run through and out of the bottom of the pot. This can lead to plants not getting the water they need to survive, resulting in yellowing, wilting, and even death of…