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Closed Terrarium Kits

Bring a touch of nature into your home with our Self-Sustaining Terrarium Kits. They're perfect for creating a peaceful, miniature garden, and we've got something for everyone's taste and space. Whether you like elegant glass jars or unique dome models, these closed terrariums will fit right in with your décor. Plus, they need hardly any maintenance, making them great for both seasoned gardeners and beginners. Everything you need to create a thriving little ecosystem is included. Check out our collection today and add a green oasis to your living space!

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Why our terrarium kits special

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Our Expertise

We create unique terrarium kits that include everything you need. Unlike others, we don't just sell these kits; we design them ourselves and teach thousands how to make them. Our years of expertise have allowed us to perfect our products, and now we offer you the easiest way to create beautiful terrariums.

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Self Sustaining

As a frequent traveler, I can't always take care of my plants. That's why I love our self-sustaining closed terrarium kits. They thrive on their own, making them perfect for anyone with a busy lifestyle. If you travel often, consider a closed terrarium that requires no maintenance.

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True Terrarium

We stay true to the original terrarium concept, invented 250 years ago by Dr. Nathaniel Bagshaw Ward. Our Wardian Case terrariums resemble the first historical designs. All our containers follow a similar building process with significant improvements for enhanced durability and performance.

Love
Our Expertise

We create unique terrarium kits that include everything you need. Unlike others, we don't just sell these kits; we design them ourselves and teach thousands how to make them. Our years of expertise have allowed us to perfect our products, and now we offer you the easiest way to create beautiful terrariums.

Love
Self Sustaining

As a frequent traveler, I can't always take care of my plants. That's why I love our self-sustaining closed terrarium kits. They thrive on their own, making them perfect for anyone with a busy lifestyle. If you travel often, consider a closed terrarium that requires no maintenance.

Love
True Terrarium

We stay true to the original terrarium concept, invented 250 years ago by Dr. Nathaniel Bagshaw Ward. Our Wardian Case terrariums resemble the first historical designs. All our containers follow a similar building process with significant improvements for enhanced durability and performance.

What is a closed terrarium?

A closed terrarium is a self-sustaining miniature ecosystem enclosed in a sealed glass container. It typically includes soil, plants, moss, and sometimes decorative elements. The sealed environment creates a natural water cycle, making it a low-maintenance, self-sufficient habitat. These terrariums are visually captivating and educational, showcasing the principles of an ecosystem in a compact form.

A Brief History

The concept of the closed terrarium originated in the early 19th century with Dr. Nathaniel Bagshaw Ward, an English botanist. In 1829, Ward accidentally discovered that plants could thrive in a sealed environment when a fern spore germinated inside a closed glass jar. This led to the creation of the "Wardian case," an early form of the terrarium, which was used to transport plants and protect them from pollution during the Industrial Revolution.

Closed Terrariums and Space Travel

Closed terrariums have significant potential for shaping the future of space travel. They can serve as models for self-sustaining ecosystems in space habitats, offering several benefits:

  1. Life Support Systems: They can recycle air, water, and nutrients, creating a balanced and sustainable environment.
  2. Psychological Well-being: Green plants and natural elements can reduce stress and enhance mental health for astronauts.
  3. Food Production: Principles from closed terrariums can be scaled up for agricultural systems in space, providing renewable food sources.
  4. Environmental Monitoring: Studying closed terrariums in space helps understand how ecosystems adapt to extraterrestrial conditions, aiding in the development of resilient space habitats.

Closed terrariums not only bring nature indoors but also hold potential to revolutionize space travel by contributing to sustainable living and well-being in extraterrestrial environments.

FAQ

Answers to most common questions about closed terrariums.
What is a terrarium? Plus

The word "terrarium" comes from the Latin roots "terra" (earth) and "arium" (a place for). It's similar to "aquarium," which means a place for water, and "solarium," a place for sunlight. A closed terrarium is a self-sustaining ecosystem, blending the art of crafting with pure science.

How do terrariums work? Plus

Terrariums mimic Earth's ecosystem, which is our only example of a living system. They function with two main cycles: the water cycle and the gas cycle. When built correctly, a terrarium recycles water continuously. The gas cycle, involving CO2 and O2, is essential for sustaining life. We achieve this balance using activated carbon or small insects like springtails or isopods.

How Long Do Terrariums Last? Plus

Terrariums can thrive for many years or even longer with proper care. We offer comprehensive guidance on maintaining your closed terrariums to ensure their longevity. Creating a durable terrarium can be quite challenging, but our expertise makes it easier for you.

Which plants are ideal for terrariums? Plus

Ferns, mosses, fittonias, and small tropical plants are ideal for terrariums. We offer around 50 different types of tropical plants suitable for closed terrariums. However, we do not recommend succulents for sealed terrariums, as they prefer less moisture, which is abundant in closed environments.

How do you care for terrariums? Plus

We have a terrarium guide. Please check to learn more about how to take care of your terrarium.