You May Also Like

Plant oasis

Turn your patio into a full-on jungle with these plants

Wedding registry items for wellness

17 items that will add a dash of wellness to your wedding registry

shoe storage ideas

How to store your sandals so you can *actually* find them in the morning

Why Gisele Bündchen's style includes minimalism

How Gisele Bündchen applies Marie Kondo’s joy-sparking principles to her *whole* life

How to upcycle your ikea furniture

5 genius ways to totally transform your old furniture

woman in grass

3 tips for flipping the script and seeing your anxiety as a strength, not a weakness

9 easy-to-maintain terrariums to spruce up your space


Thumbnail for 9 easy-to-maintain terrariums to spruce up your space
Pin It
Photo: Stocksy/ Luke + Mallory Leasure
1/2

When your one-bedroom apartment checks all the boxes of a typical concrete jungle living space (cramped, dark, yet somehow charming), you can count on indoor plants to inexpensively spruce up the digs and, according to science, make you happier.

But if you’re striving to maintain a social life and your status as a Flywheel regular (on top of an already-long work week), caring for a high-maintenance fiddle-fig leaf tree is nearly impossible. There’s an easier option for people with basically no free time (*everyone raises hand*). Terrariums are essentially mini-gardens on easy mode.

“Even a tiny bit of moss in a terrarium evokes the feeling of nature,” says floral designer Baylor Chapman, founder of Lila B. Designs and author of The Plant Recipe Book. “Set one on a desk or a shelf to create a tiny serene scene to bring in a bit of calm into your life. These things summon up good feelings and make a house feel like home.”

If the word garden is intimidating, you don’t have to start out with something sprawling. “Go small, pick up a moss terrarium to start, and go from there,” says Chapman. “They can be set almost anywhere and are quite easy to care for.”

She advises placing the glass orb somewhere with plenty of indirect sunlight. The vessel provides ample humidity and air circulation for small-but-mighty plants to thrive. All you have to do is keep the soil moist, watering it roughly every two weeks or so (terrariums with bigger openings will need more watering than sealed ones)and soak up the good vibes.

See some of the air-purifying, room-brightening terrariums below.

Get Started
2/2

Rooting around for more reasons to fill your home with plants? Here are two: They’re getting easier to acquire (thanks to home deliveries) and can thrive in your shower.

 

Loading More Posts...

You May Also Like

Waitlisted ThirdLove bra expands to 70 sizes

Oh, snap: This bra with a waitlist of 1.3 million proves inclusivity is in demand

Mindy Kaling commencement speech advice

Mindy Kaling says this is the *one* thing you need to buy for your bathroom

Master a mixed frame gallery wall with this hack

The genius hack to map out your chic gallery wall—no toolbox necessary

shoe storage ideas

How to store your sandals so you can *actually* find them in the morning

woman in grass

3 tips for flipping the script and seeing your anxiety as a strength, not a weakness

How to get rid of bugs from indoor plants

Calling all plant ladies: Here’s a 2-step, nontoxic routine to rid your plants (and home!) of bugs