A traditional terrarium is a sealed or open glass container featuring various plants, stones and ornaments. They are used for decoration, garden artwork and hobbies. Terrarium Moss is used specifically for these creations!
This type of moss can also be used outdoors (e.g patios, rock walls and wooded areas), combined with tropical plants and in pet tanks, for example reptile tanks. Terrarium Moss grows slowly as it requires high humidity conditions but it will eventually be a bright, lush green colour.
There are a few different types of Terrarium Moss, most common are Pillow Moss, New England Moss and New Zealand Sphagnum Moss.
How To Build A Moss Terrarium
Are you ready to build your very own Moss Terrarium? Below are a few tips to get you started!
- Layer the bottom of your terrarium with 1 inch of pebbles or stones. This give your moss space to drain.
- Next, layer sphagnum or dried moss across the top of the pebbles or stones. This provides a barrier for the soil you will add next, preventing the soil from falling through the pebbles or stone.
- Now you can layer a couple of inches of moist soil (preferably acidic soil between 5-5.5 pH).
- Transplant your Terrarium Moss on top of the moist soil, pressing firmly.
- Place your terrarium in indirect sunlight and maintain it daily for the first 2-3 weeks by spraying it with water to keep it moist. Keep an eye on the colour of your moss, if it is over-watered, it will turn very dark.