Terrarium in Bottle

Terrarium in Bottle


Bottle gardens are a fascinating way to see nature at work - the world shrunk down to miniature. Entirely self-sufficient, the enclosed displays recycle air, food and water in a balanced eco system that can thrive for decades without intervention.


Pour in a 2cm layer of stones for drainage, a sprinkle of active carbon, a 5 cm deep layer of houseplant soil and add in your plants (Saxifraga, Peperomia, Fittonia and Asplenium are all suitable), making sure roots are covered, and add water.

Once planted, all the display needs from outside is light, so place in a well-lit area out of direct sunlight. Leave the cork out of the bottle for the first week, place it half in for the second week, and if there is no more condensation after two weeks, fully close up the bottle.


Many different size and shapes of the bottles avaliable - see in shop !