Shop These Terrarium Trends

From succulents encased in geometric spheres to air plants placed in glass vases, there are multiple terrarium trends from which to choose.
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Terrariums bring nature indoors, giving you the chance to enjoy a miniature plant eco-system encased in glass. You can choose to house air plants that don't require soil or enjoy a little cactus or succulent garden layered with pebbles and decorative stones. 

Not only do terrariums add style and lightness to any room, they provide a plethora of design opportunities with an assortment of shapes, styles and sizes available. As long as they are placed in a light-filled spot and you add the right sorts of plants, you have freedom to customise your terrariums however you'd like. 

Ready to bring the outdoors into your space? Here are three terrarium trends you can shop today.

Airplant Terrariums

Possibly the easiest plants to maintain, airplants are perfect for terrariums since they don't require any soil. You can literally toss one in a glass container without adding anything else, and your airplant will thrive, but we recommend including small stones for added interest. Just be sure to remove the airplant once every two weeks for watering, and allow it to dry fully before returning it to your terrarium to avoid it sitting in moisture and rotting. 

Terrarium | Himnorum Air Plant in Pedestal Vase Netflorist | House and Leisure
SHOP IT | Xerografica air plant in hurricane vase, R499.95 | Netflorist
Terrarium | Ionantha Fuego Air Plant in Pink Stones Mini Jar Netflorist | House and Leisure
SHOP IT | Ionantha Fuego air plant in mini jar, R249.95 | Netflorist
Terrarium | Himnorum Air Plant in Pedestal Vase Netflorist | House and Leisure
SHOP IT | Himnorum air plant in pedestal vase, R399.95 | Netflorist


Due to the fact that air plants don't require any soil, they also work well mounted on wood and displayed on a wall. SHOP a wood-mounted airplant here.

Geometric Terrariums

This trend emerged on the wedding decor scene a few years ago and is not going anywhere anytime soon - and we can see why. There's something so appealing about the contrast of rigid glass and metal with the organic nature of foliage and stone, and the design possiblities are endless. Place in the centre of your table as an attractive focal point and plant more succulents for a fuller display. Just avoid the temptation to overwater - less is more!

Succulent in a Gold Geo Terrarium Netflorist | House and Leisure
SHOP IT | Succulent in gold geo terrarium, R429.95 | Netflorist
Terrarium | Cactus and Succulent House | House and Leisure
SHOP IT | Cactus and succulent house, R699.95 | Netflorist
Cactus and Succulent Terrarium With Potting Soil Netflorist | House and Leisure
SHOP IT | Cactus and succulent terrarium with potting soil, R519.95 | Netflorist
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Terrarium Bowls

Vases, fishbowls and glass display dishes make ideal terrariums for one or many plants. Their enveloping shape not only protects your succulents from damage, but also gives them room to grow and peek out through the top of the terrarium. An added benefit is that if your plants die (don't worry, it happens!) and you don't want to replace them, you can easily repurpose the terrarium and use the bowl elsewhere in your home.

Large Succulent Fish Bowl Terrarium Netflorist | House and Leisure
SHOP IT | Large succulent fish bowl terrarium, R299.96 | Netflorist
Terrarium | Aloe Plant in Glass Vase Netflorist | House and Leisure
SHOP IT | Aloe in glass vase, R689.95 | Netflorist
Small Succulent Fish Bowl Terrarium Netflorist | House and Leisure
SHOP IT | Small succulent fish bowl terrarium, R169.95 | Netflorist
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