Terrariums inspire wonder and creativity. They help us slow down and appreciate God’s creation all around us. They provide a form of natural storytelling, helping us unpack our very own camp stories. They’re also a creative way to take a piece of camp home with you, quite literally.

See more photos of terrariums made on Rockmont in our Flickr album here.

Terrarium Care Instructions

A closed terrarium is a self-contained ecosystem that will grow on its own if it’s well cared for.

+ Terrariums need indirect sunlight.
+ Terrariums can go weeks, even months, until they need to be watered again. Excess water should drain to the rocks at the bottom of the terrarium. Avoid over-saturating the soil.
+ Condensation is a natural part of the terrarium ecosystem. You will likely see some degree of condensation on the glass walls, particularly after watering the terrarium. If the condensation gets too thick and you are unable to see the plants inside, remove the lid until the condensation evaporates.
+ Avoid an air tight seal. If you have a glass container with a rubber gasket, you will likely need to remove the lid more often to allow the plants to receive oxygen.

Is your terrarium foggy? Your terrarium may appear foggy inside in the week after it has been watered. If this happens, open the lid for a few days, and then close it again. Repeat the process until the condensation inside is small, clear water drops and you can see the plants. Condensation is good for your terrarium! But fog inside makes it hard to enjoy your plants.

EPIC Talk Presentation on How to Build Your Own Terrarium