HOW DO TERRARIUMS WORK?
When plants receive light they convert water and carbon dioxide (CO2) into sugars and oxygen. This is called photosynthesis. Photosynthesis pauses when it is dark but the plants continue to respirate.
During respiration, the plants absorb oxygen in the atmosphere and releases carbon dioxide and water vapour. This is why at night you will notice water condensate on the walls of the glass container. This water trickles down to the soil, to be reabsorbed by the roots and used again for photosynthesis.
Light + water (H2O) + carbon dioxide (CO2)—> sugars + oxygen (O2)
Oxygen (O2) + sugars —> carbon dioxide (CO2) + water vapour (H2O)
TAKING CARE OF YOUR TERRARIUM
Your terrarium will only need watering a few times a year. However, there are some problems to avoid. Generally you will need to occasionally:
• check the soil moisture
• prune to control the plants’ size
• adjust the position of the terrarium according to ambient light in the room
Download our terrarium care guide for more information on how to take care of your terrarium.