As per usual for me, things work out easier said (or read for that matter) than done. I did a little more research, thank you Pinterest, and went about gathering all the things I needed. You would think in a place the size of Bunnings I'd find activated charcoal and moss but no and to be honest I couldn't be bothered hunting down a pet store selling fish tank stuff to get some. So if these plants die, I already blame my laziness.
If you want to try something like this for yourself you'll need the following:
- Glass bowl - the size and shapes are endless. Let your imagination run wild.
- Small pebbles - for drainage in the bottom
- Activated charcoal - really it's not necessary if you have an open terrarium, but if it's closed you will need it
- Spaghnum moss - again not really necessary as it only really works as a filter for the water but if you've picked a bowl/jar based on being able to see the layers inside the moss makes it look that little bit fancier
- Potting mix - just your standard potting mix. You don't need anything fancy.
- Add your plants. The most common plants you see are succlents, but you can put practically any small plant in them.
- Decorative layer - really you can put whatever you like. I chose some white pebbles. I've seen moss, I've seen glass beads, I've seen plastic dinosaurs. You put what suits you.