How to Make Your Own Succulents Terrarium

Succulent terrariums are not only beautiful, but they also fit well in your work desk. You can also put more than one kind in the same container – it’s like a garden in a pot! But if you’re worried about the possibility of accidentally killing them, you’ve come to the right place. Succulent terrariums are pretty easy to make and maintain – the key is to know the secrets. Here’s some information to get you started.

Making your own succulent terrariums

Following this guide, you will need the following things:

  • Containers (could be anything – a simple pot, a mason jar, or even a tin)
  • Small pebble rocks
  • Activated charcoal
  • Sphagnum moss
  • Soil
  • Succulents of your choice (e.g. cacti, Crassulaceae)

Put the materials into the containers in the following order: pebbles, charcoal, moss and soil. Then, plant your succulents. That’s it! You can also add rocks or marbles for decoration.

Maintaining your succulent terrariums

For the first week, hold your desire to overwater the succulents – just dampening the soil is enough. If the plant looks plump and healthy, you can hold off watering until the next week. If the leaves look shriveled and unhealthy, try watering deeper rather than more. For succulents, using spray bottle to water might be better to ensure the moderate amount of hydration.

While succulents can be kept indoors, they still require a lot of bright lights. If you put the terrarium outdoors, move it to a more shaded place as prolonged exposure to direct sunlight is bad for succulents’ well-being. Do not put succulents in direct sunlight for more than four hours at a time.


That’s your 101 guide to succulents terrarium. Will you try this soon?