TOP 4 PLANTS TO BUILD YOUR TERRARIUMChris Brown
Terrariums are becoming increasingly popular. A fantastically creative way to liven up room, they are perfect for the London gardener, especially if gardening space is limited.
The miniature landscapes require little care and gardening know-how whilst providing a world of options to their builder and caregiver! The minute glass jars and globes even create their own eco-system once built, watering themselves through collected condensation.
To celebrate the launch of our Terrarium workshops this October we have rounded up a list of our four favourite terrarium plants.
If you want to add colour and texture to your terrarium, the Fittonia is your plant. It is an attractive, creeping plant with either red, pink or white veins throughout the leaf and hairy stems.
Ferns are amongst the oldest plants surviving on the plant. Their small feathered leaves mean that these plants will add texture to your terrarium and create a contrast to glossy, climbing plants.
One of the best filler plants for a terrarium, ivy will create height as it climbs the terrarium walls. The dark glossy leaves will also add depth and create a contrast to the ferns and fittonia.
Another climbing and trailing species, the heart shaped leaves of this evergreen plant will thrive if given a surface to attach to and climb, making it an ideal component for your terrarium.