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How do you maintain proper humidity in a terrarium?

The terrariums or Gardens in a bowl are compositions that do not require a lot of care, and they only need to be watered once a year! The water that we pour into them when we make them serves them to live for a while. This is due to the fact that as they are closed containers, the humidity stays inside and creates a perfect environment for the plants to thrive.

How do you maintain the right humidity in a terrarium?

We must take into account different factors to maintain the correct humidity level inside a terrarium. Here are some elements to keep an eye on!

Choice of plants: not all plants have the same humidity needs. In case you want to make your own terrarium, it is important that you select plants that share similar requirements in terms of humidity levels. This will ensure a more manageable environment.

Drainage layer: Humidity in a terrarium is also maintained by the drainage layer. A drainage layer at the bottom of the terrarium is essential to prevent waterlogging and excess humidity. We use volcanic rock and activated carbon.

Controlled watering: The key to maintaining the correct humidity is proper watering. Monitor the dryness of the soil before watering and adjust the frequency as needed. We usually do this once a year. A fine sprayer is helpful to avoid overwatering and ensure even distribution.

Moisture retaining elements: introduce elements such as moss to help retain moisture in the substrate. These materials also add an aesthetic touch to the terrarium.

Mist and mist: Spray water on the plants and interior surfaces of the terrarium to simulate natural humidity. Be sure not to saturate the environment, as too much water can be detrimental.

Regular monitoring: regularly observe the condition of your plants and the humidity of the terrarium. If you see that the glass is too condensed, it is important to remove the lid or dome for a while to remove excess moisture.

Here is a video with some more tips on how to take care of your terrarium! On our website you can also see all the models we have available.