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Terrariums in four easy steps!

Time: about 30 min

Cost: $10 - plants, $15 - supplies, total - $25 (I already had some leftover potting soil and the three pieces of glassware)

This is actually the second time that I have made terrariums. The first time I did not do enough research and I bought a lot of cacti and succulents that were placed in shady areas of my apartment. That, coupled with my tendency to neglect plants and under-water and then over-water them, led to the ultimate death of my previous terrariums.

I guess you could say I have a black thumb. Actually, you could definitely say I have a black thumb. You could even say it twice.

If you can’t tell what you’re looking at, it’s a super dead cactus. And from what I hear, cacti are pretty hard to kill. They’re kind of built for harsh, dry weather conditions… but not strong enough for the conditions in my apartment.

So it was time to go plant shopping.

I love cacti and succulents, but this time I decided to do some research. I ended up with two ferns and a succulent that the Home Depot Plant Lady said would do just fine in a shady/moist environment.

Here’s a peak at the sexy little thangs.

Cute, right?

See the terrarium tutorial after the jump.

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