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    Thank you for purchasing a Botanical Boys terrarium kit

    We process all our kits by hand in our store by a dedicated team of plant lovers!  A terrarium is a miniature living enclosed garden that survives on its own oxygen, carbon and humidity cycles.  It's low maintenance but do  read our care guide by clicking the QR code on your box or visiting our website terrarium section. 


    Before you start:  Grab yourself an empty bowl, like a salad bowl or similar in which to place any waste material.  Whilst you're in the kitchen, pop the kettle on and make a lovely cuppa too! 

    Step 1:  Clay Pellets - Empty your clay pellets into the base of your glass vessel.  This provides a drainage layer and air pockets for moisture circulation.  

    Step 2:  Sphagnum moss - Pull out the moss and break it up into smaller pieces.  Have a little sniff of the moss, does it remind you of a nice walk in the park on a rainy day!  The moss acts like a filter layer to prevent soil clogging up the clay.  Spread the moss out across all the pellets right up to the edge of the glass.  Use your cork tool or hands to flatten it down forming a seal.

    Step 3:   Carbon - Carbon aids filtration of moisture in your terrarium.  Sprinkle all of the carbon evenly across the moss layer. 

    Step 4: Substrate (Soil layer) - We use our very own blend of organic mix to enable your plants to have the best possible substrate to grow in.  Evenly spread the substrate over the carbon layer. 

    Now let’s get planting…

    Step 5: Plants - Fittonia - (the colorful ones with little vein  -like leafy structure) carefully remove them from the grow pot onto your palm and separate them at the root level to create smaller bunches.  Then take the other plant in your pack and put it next to your fittonia to create a little bouquet.  Gently shake off a little bit of soil from the roots and hold the bouquet firmly.  Be sure to make a little hole in the soil then plant your bouquet and press the soil around the stem to ensure the plants are nice and firm and not flopping over! 

    Step 6: Decorative layers - Moss - place your lovely green piece of moss into an empty space to create a little hill scene.  Be sure not to show the roots, you just want to see green in your landscape.  Then sprinkle your decorative stones in any empty space, make a little pathway or little beach area!  

    Please do share your terrarium on instagram!