Carnivorous Terrarium – DIY Kit

£39.99

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Your kit will include everything you need to create your own mini jungle in a glass jar at home. Including easy to follow guides in which our plant experts will run you through how to make a beautiful and unique terrarium that is fully customizable to your needs.

 

Kit Includes

 

  • Large hand blown eco-glass jar with cork lid. Made from recycled glass. Dimensions 25cm H x 19cm W 
  • 1 x Cork tamper – the perfect terrarium tool to get going.
  • Medium stones for a drainage layer. 
  • Activated charcoal to help purify water. 
  • Carnivorous soil mixture.
  • 2 x Carnivorous plant of your choice (select from the drop down list).
  • Moss to add humidity and decoration.
  • Some larger pebbles for decoration.
  • A instructional video – (link)
  • A printed step-by-step guide with pictures
  • A care guide (further tips can be found below in our care section)
  • Additional options to upgrade or add extras in, for a fully customizable experience. 

 

Please note: You will receive enough if not more of the materials you need to build your mini jungle, Some plants may need to be split in order to fit in comfortably. If you have any questions about how to build your terrarium please do not hesitate to contact us for advice and guidance via care@silverroots.co.uk or our social media accounts. 

You can keep your carnivorous terrarium open or closed, however there are a few points worth noting. Leaving it open means that the plants can eat any wandering insects. Closing it means potentially feeding insects to the plants or using very weak fertiliser to feed the plants. You can buy dried insects or wingless fruit flies to sprinkle in. If fertilising be sure to use a very weak dilution of an organic fertiliser as carnivorous plants have very sensitive roots that are prone to fertiliser burn.

 

Once your terrarium is built place it somewhere in bright natural light (avoid direct sunlight). Your terrarium will do better in a warm room. 

 

Closed terrariums should have some moisture on the walls. However if you notice so much condensation on the walls of your terrarium that you can’t see the plabts it probably has too much moisture. Remove the lid for a few hours to let some moisture out. At this point check for mould or rotted leaves in your terrarium. Remove any rotted leaves or mould from your terrarium. The only exception is if the temperature of the room has suddenly dropped, this may cause condensation to form but should clear when the temperature equalises. 

 

For open terrariums watering will depend entirely on the temperature of your home. In summer when it’s warm it will probably need watering every couple of days. In winter it may be less frequent. However always check the soil before adding water by sticking your finger into the soil. Never let the soil fully dry out as terrarium plants like to stay slightly moist. Open terrariums don’t tend to get condensation on the walls, if you notice lots then there’s probably too much water so avoid watering until the condensation has gone.

 

If you notice any plants going limp, crispy or yellow use your finger to check if the soil has dried up. If it has, use a spray bottle or turkey baster to add a little filtered water, avoiding getting water on the leaves. Do not feed a poorly carnivorous plant, instead let it focus its energy on recovering rather than wasting energy digesting insects. 

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