TIERRA SOL STUDIO PLANT + TERRARIUM CARE TIPS
We select the highest quality materials, including succulents, air plants, moss, activated charcoal, and soil, for use in our terrariums. We use our knowledge and experience to create healthy and self-filtering terrariums with these hardy plants that require very little maintenance.
MOSS TERRARIUM CARE
We only use the hardiest types of moss. Our moss does not need light and loves to dry out between watering. In a closed container, you may want to spray your moss with 1-2 sprays of water about every 4-6 months. Spray the moss until moist and let it air out for the day with the lid off. Replace the lid and repeat when necessary. If the moss looks too wet, or if the terrarium has condesation, open the container and let the water evaporate longer. We design each of our terrariums to hold the right amount of moisture and use activated charcoal to provide filtration to suit the needs of the moss inside. Moss can be sun burnt by direct or bright sun - the darker the better!
AIR PLANT TERRARIUM CARE
Air plants are very hardy plants and low in maintenance. The kind of water you use is important. Filtered water, tap water that has sat long enough for the chlorine to dissipate, bottled water, or rain water are all great for air plants. Once a month, submerge the air plant in water for 2-3 hours upside down (or dunk in water every two weeks for quicker watering). Then shake gently to remove excess water. Allow them to air dry almost completely before returning them to their globes. Shaking them after a bath ensures that there will not be water sitting at the base of their leafs for too long, which could damage them. Do not place your air plant in direct sun. Glass globes intensify sunlight and heat. Indirect light is best and they will even grow and bloom in low light.
SUCCULENT + CACTUS CARE
All cacti are succulents but not all succulents are cacti. Our succulents and cacti are set up with specific pots, hand mixed soil and super hardy plants to be watered: 1 teaspoon of water per plant, 1 time a month (or more if very hot or in a very sunny spot). Succulents do not like to have water sit on their leaves. Water the soil around the succulents or on the sides of the glass, away from the leaves of the plant. The soil should be slightly moist and not saturated and should dry out completely before watering again. All of our succulent terrariums are built with drainage systems to avoid over watering and can handle a lot more or a lot less water if you need to be away or forget. Never over water because you underwatered, just resume the same amount and schedule. Our succulents do best in a sunny spot with indirect light but thrive in medium to low light as well.
MARIMO MOSS BALL WATER TERRARIUM CARE
Marimo moss balls are living and are very low maintenance. They live off of tap water which only needs to be changed every one to two weeks. The moss does not need natural light and would be a perfect plant and size for an office, bedroom, or any other space in a home. Marimo are native to Japan where they are coveted for bringing luck, lasting love, and happiness. Marimo means "seaweed ball" in Japanese. They are found in lakes around the world and get their round shape from soft lake waves. Due to photosynthesis, marimos will create air bubbles, move around their habitat, and sometimes float. Marimo can live to 200 years old or more and will grow only 5mm a year, making their terrarium habitat a perfect space for them for many years.