Succulent Plant Display Terrarium


I had to go to The Big Hardware Box store for some things and I MUST ALWAYYS go through the plant section. I found these three ‘lil guys.

From left to right;

  • Crassula ‘Caput Minima’
  • Sedum nussbaumerianum
  • Hawthorhia fasciata – zebra plant.

The glass succulent bowl was a gift from my brother and his girlfriend. Since no one is perfect… I killed the plants they originally gave me with the bowl… I figured I’d give myself one more chance with these three. May their God have mercy on their souls! I teased out the roots and used a very light sandy soil. These arrangements should stay on the dry side, only watering lightly when necessary. I’ve been using a spray bottle.


Enjoy the day & keep on planting!
ยฉ The Naturarian

13 thoughts on “Succulent Plant Display Terrarium”

  1. They look very happy in their new home. ๐Ÿ™‚
    I have many succulents on my stoep – one looks like your zebra plant – and I just throw some water on them when I remember. Luckily, they are flourishing. ๐Ÿ™‚


    1. Ok! You caught me ๐Ÿ˜‰ I probably shouldn’t have used the word ‘terrarium’ as this is not really a true terrarium. Sorry!
      What I made here was really just a display that can handle very dry conditions. Not a sealed atmosphere.
      In this case, I used African Violet soil, which is a bit sandy and has a lot of small, wood chunks in it.
      In a true terrarium, yes, rocks on the bottom with some charcoal to help keep bacteria low. Of course, a sealed top.
      I’ve been looking to make one, I’ll try to do that soon and post about it.


      1. Your “terrarium” sounds a lot easier to make than the traditional ones. I have a suitable open glass dish that would work if only the soil was needed because it is shallow. The local flower shop has some plants on sale so I think the timing is perfect for this project. Thanks for the idea.


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