Introduction: Small Plant Terrarium

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I made a few of these a week ago. This one sits on my desk as a fun little thing to look at. Hopefully the light that I shine on it provides enough light so it wont die or wilt. Just asking, does a flourescent lightbulb provide enough types of light(ultraviolet radiation, etc...) so the plant doesnt die?


mine1001 (author)2013-05-07


ohmsugata (author)2012-06-23

I would add small pea gravel on bottom for drainage and some activated carbon for when you do open it next time the smell won't knock you out.

AngryRedhead (author)2011-05-04

What kind of plants do you have in there?

dombeef (author)AngryRedhead2011-05-05

Basil, I think?
They are growing quite nicely right now

Win Guy (author)2011-04-29

Wow, this is cool! How did you make it?

dombeef (author)Win Guy2011-04-30

Thanks! I got a little plastic container from Michael's(A arts and crafts store.) I got some fine soil(I sifted through my regular potting soil) and I put in 4 basil plants. I put not too much water, because it will never need water again since it is covered and like a terrarium

Win Guy (author)dombeef2011-04-30

Great, I'll make one as soon as possible!
Win Guy

dombeef (author)Win Guy2011-05-01

Good luck!

Kaptain Kool (author)2011-04-30

Cool! And if possible, purchase a grow light, flourescent may work, but its no guarentee.

dombeef (author)Kaptain Kool2011-04-30

Thanks, I use the lamp daily, so a grow light might not be the best solution, but thanks anyways, so far the plants are growing, they move towards the light when I move their position.

Kaptain Kool (author)dombeef2011-04-30

That's cool, another problem with grow lights is their cost, I should try a flourescent light next time I grow plants inside.

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