Terrariums bring nature indoors, for you to create your own miniature plant eco-system. You can choose to house air plants that don’t require soil or make your own little cactus or succulent garden to be enclosed in beautiful, locally made designs. They add style and lightness to any room, and a touch of whimsy.
Remember, you are not limited to any shape or size. As long as the light is let in the right type of plant is chosen, you have freedom to customise your own little plant worlds. Get creative in the ways you display them; use one as a table centre piece, hang them from your ceiling or keep a whole kingdom of glass plants on a shelf. You can also try adding layers of different stones and pebbles to your base.
Ready to start your indoor garden? Here’s 3 great places to get you started:
1. Carefully crafted forests housed in diamond glass cases by Angels and Earth.
Price: R1 000.
2. Custom terrariums by Opus. Choose your size, glass shape and plant type.
Price: Depends on size.
3. The Icosahedrom by Cinderwood features a beautifully geometric, handmade design.
Price: R720 (plant not included).
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