Plant personalities today from the bee saving purple flower!🐝 one of the best parts of traveling is meeting amazing people along the way like @thebeatboxcollective they are incredibly talented performers AND are fellow plant lovers🌱 😂 #savethebees
Here’s a #SetYouStraight Saturday post for you - and it’s gonna be a little controversial.
Terrariums. Terrariums are TERRIBLE for succulents, 9.9 times out of 10.
Despite the fact that the ad for the glass terrarium you just ordered on Amazon Prime/West Elm literally had succulents in the picture, or the fact you went to that wedding and the centerpieces looked SO CUTE in those geometric mini-greenhouses (talk about A E S T H E T I C) or that Pinterest seems to be obsessed with enclosed glass vessels - they are wrong. All of them. Literally dead wrong for your succs.
The problem is, terrariums are a) glass, b) usually entirely enclosed, and c) do not have a drainage hole. This combo is the magic formula for being too wet & humid for the plant to thrive, as the soil cannot fully dry out between waterings. Plus, terrarium glass can amplify sunlight and sunburn your plant’s leaves.
Even if you add rock to the bottom, or mix extra perlite in the soil, or do a dance & pray to the succulent gods that your arrangement will withstand time - it’s very unlikely it will work out long-term.
I gave it a try for myself. I was enticed. See the moisture meter in pic 2? That’s about a week after watering - and the soil is still WAY too wet. I repotted these immediately after that pic was taken.
Save the terrariums for air plants (shown in pic 1!) or ferns. They are much happier in humid environments! If you're willing to risk it for your succs, go for an open-top style vessel and water very sparingly.
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И всё-таки удивительно: живём на огромной планете, которая всего лишь крупинка во вселенском проекте.
И кажется, будто мир - игра, а мы в ней зрители. Боги играют в гигантские шахматы,но правила мы не видели.
A summers journey through cool green woods that meet at waters edge... With a side tour past crop fields, mushroom colonies, and admiring the quiet hush of empty parks and birds that fly high in the sunlit heat ;)
Aka my commute home via the over/under longer route :) www.facebook.com/melaniecycles