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Make your very own succulent terrarium with a step-by-step guide from Vancouver floral designer Jennifer Chu
By now, you’ve probably come across terrariums in some shape or form—the mini eco-systems are a welcome way to add some low maintenance green to your home (they’re the perfect spot for drought-tolerant and hardy succulents, after all) and they make a fun DIY project, to boot.
To keep your indoor plant game strong into the colder months, we’ve tapped Jennifer Chu—floral designer and owner of Vancouver’s Green With Envy—to teach you how to create your own succulent terrarium with a decidedly fall twist. Whether hung on your front porch, used as a centrepiece or placed in your office, this DIY will add a beautiful touch of green to any space—all while helping to increase oxygen levels and purifying the surrounding air (ah, the magic of Mother Nature).
Click through for Jennifer’s step-by-step guide on how to make your own fall-themed terrarium.
Tip: Try to select succulents that vary in height, size, colour, and texture, but keep in mind that they need to be proportional to the container (in other words, allow room for them to grow!). Inspect each plant to avoid bugs or mould; dry leaves can be removed as needed.
Natural or artificial light is fine.
Succulents prefer dry soil and good drainage so take care not to overwater. Suggested watering is 1 tablespoon for larger plants and 1 teaspoon for smaller plants, once every 3-4 weeks. If you’re unsure, place a finger in the soil to test for dryness. Watering may need to be adjusted based on individual home temperature throughout the year.
Enjoy watching your succulents flourish! You might even see them bloom and have “pups”—new growth.