Terrariums generally do not require any maintenance at all. However, due to the humid environment in the terrarium, always select plants that thrives in a humid condition and preferably plants that require minimum, or no, sunlight.
My favourite list are:
1. Maidenhair Fern – easy to grow and thrives in minimum sunlight
2. English Ivy – comes in variegated colours and thrives in indirect sunlight
3. Creeping Fig – a hardy plant that growings quickly, requires pruning
4. Baby Tears – small, low growing plants
5. Aluminium Plant – easy to grow, nice pattern on leaves but requires
6. Hypoestes – easy to grow but requires pinching to achieve fuller bush
7. Fittonia – probably the best plants for terrariums. It comes in a
wide variety of colours. Avoid sunlight, too much sunlight makes it
Although terrarium started to be popular in the recent decade, It’s history has gone back to over 188 years ago. It was an accidental discovery in 1827 by Dr. Nathaniel Ward, a London physician with a passion for botany.
Dr. Ward built a fern rockery in his backyard, but the ferns kept dying, poisoned by the fumes from the city’s factories. When he noticed that several plants had grown healthily in the bit of soil at the bottom of an enclosed jar, he concluded that plants could flourish
in London if they could be protected from the city’s polluted air.
Ward pursued his discovery in miniature greenhouses, which he named fern cases, and which are now known as Wardian cases or terrariums.
A Workshop at SingTel for a team building event as part of the Coporate Sales Team offsites meeting for 25 participants. Look at the single bottle – must be one of the best finished product with decor depicting christmas trees.
Here are the pix for a terrarium workshop with a group of 33 pax during a team bonding session for the Public Service Division of the PMO.
A fun-filled terrarium workshop during the SingHealth Nursing Retreat for 164 nursing staff and leaders. Thanks for the photos, Shu Hui :)
Here are some photos from the last 3 terrarium workshops we did for the folks at City Developments Limited (CDL) on 05/06/2014, 10/06/2014, and 11/06/2014. Hope you enjoyed the session as much as we enjoyed bringing it to you!
Session 1 – 5th June 2014
Session 2 – 10th June 2014
Session 3 – 11th June 2014