There are a few reasons we often put plants inside glassware, here are some:
Why Glass is Good for Little Plants:
- It looks great! (that’s the main reason 🙂
- Plants will use less water when protected like this
- Many plants do well with a little extra humidity – putting them inside glassware will help with this
- Provides some protection from drafts and air-con – if the position is windy or in an all-day air-con office, having smaller plants inside glass will help them to cope.
Things to look out for when planting in glass:
- be sure to have sufficient pebbles in the base for drainage
- don’t over-water
- if there is no lid – keep the opening away from the draft direction
- for a lidded container – take the lid off for a while if the humidity builds up too much
- In a sunny position the glass may amplify the sun and heat, so keep an eye it’s not too hot, and if so move it slightly further into shade
Happy planting people!
There’s some cool ideas on how to do your own with succulents and cacti here, and even realestate.com has a great tutorial about making your own terrarium – with great pictures showing layering the pebbles and charcoal etc. check it out.