Which flower you like the most? If orchid is one of your favourite flower, then lets make a beautiful orchid terrarium. Terrarium is miniature eco-system in a closed container.
The most popular orchid terrariums at different sizes and price points are:
There are many benefits of having an orchid terrarium. It helps you to grow and support your orchids for many years. It gives you absolute control of your small garden environment. Orchid terrarium brightens up your home and makes it easier for you to manage your plants.
How to set up Orchid Terrarium?
Making a terrarium is easy and enjoyable hobby for entire family. It is an awesome idea for having your indoor garden and home decoration at same time. Lets jump into action:
Step 1: Choose your glass container and make sure the glass is clear and large enough to support the orchid. If you are creative enough then choose a mason jar to create your own orchid terrarium. You can buy decorative containers of various shapes from garden centers or online stores.
Step 2: Place some handful of rocks and pebbles at the bottom of the container. Make sure the container you choose have drainage hole so that it create a right green house inside. Otherwise high humidity will kill your orchid plant.
Step 3: Decorate the container using mosses and ferns. Use small tree barks to fill up the terrarium. Its good to leave half of the container empty because it gives enough space for orchid plant to grow.
Step 4: Plant your orchid inside the container, its good to have orchids with potting soil in its roots. So that it will get adjusted to the new environment quickly. If you are planting a new stem, then use good potting soil so that orchids get nutrients for initial growth.
- Choose a small orchid plant so that space inside the terrarium will be enough for growth.
- Leave the aerial roots above soil, its absolutely necessary for orchid plant’s health.
- Choose orchids which grow best in low light condition.
Choose your orchid for terrarium.
There are many species of orchid plants that can be used in an your terrarium. Some of the best and most preferable types of orchid plants for terrariums are:
- Phalaenopsis or moth orchids
- Vanda orchid or Singapore orchid
- Slipper orchids
- Cattelya orchids
The Phalaenopsis orchids are some of the toughest one that you can keep in a terrarium. The plant grows quickly and fills the terrarium fast. An ideal orchid to grow at any light level. They are the most aggressive orchid plants you can consider.
What is orchid vivarium?
An orchid vivarium, simply put is an area or region comprising of orchids. The vivarium is normally enclosed and used for keeping several orchid plants at a time. A vivarium can be a single tank that can be kept indoors, or a large tank placed outdoors. The vivarium is used for several purposes, for instance, it may have dual entry points. A vivarium is to provide different habitats for different species and geniuses of orchid plants. Orchids that may not survive certain lighting conditions or environment. These plants are raised and integrated into this environment. Many orchid plants can survive in a vivarium but not all orchid plants can survive in the same terrarium. The orchid vivarium is created using pebbles, soil and leaf litters. They may be more complex in nature than the single orchid terrarium.