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Terrariums

Our Collection

Terrariums cannot be sent by post. All terrariums are only available
for collection in Cape Town and the Winelands upon placement of an order

HOW DO TERRARIUMS WORK?

DAY

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.

NIGHT

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)

how do terrariums work photosynthesis

Oxygen (O2) + sugars —> carbon dioxide (CO2) + water vapour (H2O)

night time terrariums
water sunlight carbon dioxide oxygen

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.

CLICK TO DOWNLOAD CARE GUIDE
sunlight for terrarium
pruning your terrarium

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