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Plant terrariums

Roy van der Velde

Don't have a green thumb? That's no problem with our maintenance-free plant terrarium. Each terrarium is a closed ecosystem made of hand-blown recycled glass. The mini plants are sourced directly from our own nursery. Plus, the terrarium shines day and night thanks to the built-in LED lighting in the cork.

Roy van der VeldeGreen and corporate gifts expert

Plant terrarium with plants in glass jar ecosystem plant
Plant terrarium with plants in glass jar ecosystem plant

Popular: Tropical Biodome

  • Closed ecosystem
  • Maintenance-free
  • Battery powered lighting

Buy plants terrarium

Tropical Biodome

- Mini plants
- Ø 25 cm ↥ 28 cm
- Battery powered lighting

 49,95

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Jungle Corky Glass

- Fern
- Ø 13 cm ↥ 20 cm
- Battery lighting

 34,95

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Jungle Biodome

- Ferns
- Ø 25 cm ↥ 28 cm
- Battery lighting

 49,95

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Bonsai Biodome

- Bonsai and mini plants
- Ø 25 cm ↥ 28 cm
- Battery powered lighting

 59,95

In stock

Tropical Weck Glass

- Calathea
- Ø 11 cm ↥ 21 cm
- Battery powered lighting

 19,95

In stock

Tropical Pyramid XL

- Mini plants
- Ø 30 cm ↥ 32 cm
- Battery powered lighting

 59,95

In stock

Mini Bonsai Weck Glass

- Bonsai
- Ø 11 cm ↥ 21 cm
- Battery powered lighting

 29,95

In stock

Bonsai Pyramid XL

- Bonsai and mini plants
- Ø 30 cm ↥ 32 cm
- Battery powered lighting

 69,95

In stock

Lucky Marimo

- Moss balls
- Ø 17 cm ↥ 20 cm
- Cork with led lighting

 29,95

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Bonsai Weck Glass

- Bonsai
- Ø 11 cm ↥ 21 cm
- Battery powered lighting

 29,95

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Tropical Biosphere XL

- Mini plants
- Ø 22 cm ↥ 33 cm
- Battery powered lighting

 59,95

In stock

Jungle Biosphere

- Ferns
- Ø 21 cm ↥ 21 cm
- Battery lighting

 49,95

In stock

Bonsai Biosphere XL

- Bonsai and mini plants
- Ø 22 cm ↥ 33 cm
- Battery powered lighting

 69,95

In stock

Carnivorous Plants Terrarium

- 3 carnivorous plants
- 15x15x20 cm
- Battery powered lighting

 39,95

In stock

Tropical Terrarium Plant Set - 3 plants

- 3 mini plants
- Complete DIY set
- Without glass

 25,95

In stock

Carnivorous Plants Mega Terrarium

- 5 carnivorous plants
- Dimensions: 39x21x31 cm
- Mains lighting

 99,95

In stock

Jungle Weck Glass

- Fern
- Ø 11 cm ↥ 21 cm
- Battery lighting

 25,95

In stock

Tropical Pyramid

- Mini plants
- Ø 23 cm ↥ 27 cm
- Battery powered lighting

 49,95

In stock

Venus Fly Trap Weck Glass

- Carnivorous plant
- Ø 11 cm ↥ 21 cm
- Battery powered illumination

 25,95

In stock

Trumpet Cup Plant Weck Glass

- Carnivorous plant
- Ø 11 cm ↥ 21 cm
- Battery powered illumination

 25,95

In stock

Jungle Terrarium Plant Set - 5 plants

- 5 ferns
- Complete DIY set
- Without glass

 29,95

In stock

Tropical Biosphere

- Mini plants
- Ø 21 cm ↥ 21 cm
- Battery lighting

 49,95

In stock

Marimo Moss Ball Weck Glass

- Marimo Moss Balls
- Ø 11 cm ↥ 21 cm
- Battery lighting

 25,95

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Jungle Terrarium Plant Set - 3 plants

- 3 ferns
- Complete DIY set
- Without glass

 25,95

In stock

Carnivorous Plant Mini Terrarium

- 1 carnivorous plant
- 12x12x15 cm
- Battery powered lighting

 25,95

In stock

Trumpet Cup Plant Corky Glass

- Carnivorous plant
- Ø 13 cm ↥ 20 cm
- Battery powered lighting

 34,95

In stock

Terrarium Plant Set - 3 Carnivorous Plants

-3 carnivorous plants
- Complete DIY set
- Without glass

 25,95

In stock

Tropical Terrarium Plant Set - 5 plants

- 5 mini plants
- Complete DIY set
- Without glass

 29,95

In stock

Jungle Pyramid XL

- Ferns
- Ø 30 cm ↥ 32 cm
- Battery lighting

 59,95

In stock

Venus Fly Trap Corky Glass

- Carnivorous plant
- Ø 13 cm ↥ 20 cm
- Battery powered lighting

 34,95

In stock

Jungle Pyramid

- Ferns
- Ø 23 cm ↥ 27 cm
- Battery lighting

 49,95

In stock

Air Plants Terrarium Set

- 5 air plants
- Complete DIY set
- Without glass

 34,95

In stock

Succulent Terrarium Plant Set - 5 plants

- 5 succulents
- Complete DIY set
- Without glass

 29,95

In stock

Jungle Biosphere XL

- Ferns
- Ø 22 cm ↥ 33 cm
- Battery lighting

 59,95

In stock

Fake fish aquarium with moss balls

- Moss balls + fake goldfish
- Ø 11 cm ↥ 21 cm
- Battery lighting

 25,95

In stock

Cactus Terrarium Plant Set - 5 plants

- 5 cacti
- Complete DIY set
- Without glass

 29,95

In stock

Tropical Lantern - Silver

- Mini plants
- Ø 11 cm ↥ 21 cm
- Battery lighting

 39,95

In stock

Jungle Lantern - Silver

- Ferns
- Ø 16 cm ↥ 30 cm
- Battery lighting

 39,95

In stock

Making plants terrarium in 6 steps

The ecosystem of a plant terrarium, or a plant in a closed system, is truly a wonder of nature. With a little care, you can bring this mini-world to life in your own home or office. Here are six steps to help you create and maintain your terrarium.

Supplies:

  • Terrarium glass with lid
  • Substrate (A)
  • Coconut tablets "soil" (B)
  • Decoration "moss" (C)
  • Mini plants (D)

Plant terrarium making instruction video

Step 1: Unpacking & cleaning

Making plants terrarium step 1

Place the glass on a stable and flat surface and remove the lid Carefully remove the terrarium plant set and glass from the packaging and clean the inside well with soapy water. Rinse carefully and dry the glass.

Step 2: Add substrate

Making plants terrarium step 2

Carefully fill the terrarium glass with a layer of substrate(A)

Step 3: Making soil

Making plants terrarium step 3

Turn the coconut disks into a nutrient medium. Per coconut tablet use 75 ml of water. Because the coconut expands, 150 ml. of soil is created per tablet.(B)

Step 4: Apply soil

Making plants terrarium step 4

Apply a layer of nutrient soil about 4 cm thick(B)

Step 5: Planting plants

Making plants terrarium step 5

Make a hole in the bottom and put the plant without a pot in it. Press the coconut soil around the plant(D) so that it is straight and firm.

Step 6: Decorating

When all the plants are in, cover the bottom with moss(C) and press it lightly. Use stones, wood or anything else you like as decoration, as you wish.

Closure: aftercare

After decorating, lightly spray or wipe the inside glass with water. Then place the terrarium open in a bright spot for five days. On the sixth day, you can place the lid and enjoy your beautiful mini-ecosystem!

Note: It is sometimes possible that the cork does not completely seal the glass but that there is a small gap between the cork and the neck of the glass. We want to reassure you that in a bottle garden, a cork that is not completely sealed is not a problem. In fact, a minimal air supply may even be beneficial to the ecosystem within your bottle garden. This small amount of air circulation helps to maintain a natural balance, keeping your plants healthy and regulating moisture within the garden 😉

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Want your own plant terrarium? Check out all our plant terrariums with lighting or complete DIY terrarium plant sets below.

Terrarium plant sets

Tropical Terrarium Plant Set - 3 plants

- 3 mini plants
- Complete DIY set
- Without glass

 25,95

In stock

Jungle Terrarium Plant Set - 5 plants

- 5 ferns
- Complete DIY set
- Without glass

 29,95

In stock

Jungle Terrarium Plant Set - 3 plants

- 3 ferns
- Complete DIY set
- Without glass

 25,95

In stock

Terrarium Plant Set - 3 Carnivorous Plants

-3 carnivorous plants
- Complete DIY set
- Without glass

 25,95

In stock

Tropical Terrarium Plant Set - 5 plants

- 5 mini plants
- Complete DIY set
- Without glass

 29,95

In stock

Air Plants Terrarium Set

- 5 air plants
- Complete DIY set
- Without glass

 34,95

In stock

Succulent Terrarium Plant Set - 5 plants

- 5 succulents
- Complete DIY set
- Without glass

 29,95

In stock

Cactus Terrarium Plant Set - 5 plants

- 5 cacti
- Complete DIY set
- Without glass

 29,95

In stock

Ecosystem plant with lighting terrarium with lamp

Buy Ecosystem plant with lamp?

Still prefer a complete set including glass and cork with built-in LED lighting?

Frequently asked questions about plant terrariums

Plants terrarium royalty

In an enclosed terrarium, swampy plants such as ferns or mini houseplants thrive best, while an open terrarium is better suited to mini succulents, small cacti or air plants. For an ecosystem in a glass jar, plants that appreciate high humidity and can live without additional nutrition, such as ferns, carnivorous plants and mini houseplants, are ideal. Check out all our terrarium plant sets for more inspiration.

A properly set up plant terrarium requires minimal care. Important tips include: put your terrarium in a bright spot, rotate it twice a month, and maintain a stable temperature. For a closed ecosystem, you may sometimes need to add 5 to 10 cl of water, depending on size, if the soil feels dry, at most 2-3 times a year.

In a bottle ecosystem, plants produce oxygen and glucose during the day through photosynthesis. At night, the plants reabsorb this oxygen. This balanced process continues as long as the ecosystem receives sufficient daylight.

Condensation in your terrarium is a sign that it is too hot and the ecosystem cannot get rid of its heat. To correct this problem, open the jar or bottle for about 12 hours to allow the heat to escape.

A closed ecosystem is usually self-sufficient, but if the soil feels dry, it is advisable to add a small amount of water. The exact amount varies, but consider 5 to 10 cl of water, and at most 2-3 times a year.

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With the plants in glass jar or bottle from vdvelde.com, you bring a sustainable bottle garden into your home. After ordering, we ship, within 24 hours, the complete set with all supplies. So you never have to wait long for your plant terrarium. In addition, you also have the option to choose your own delivery date and the packages are carefully and professionally packed. Ecoworld packaging consists of recycled material and is 100% biodegradable. It is also possible to give an ecosystem plant in glass jar as a gift. This allows you to surprise your customers, partners or other business associates with a luxurious and original business gift.

Buy enclosed terrarium plants

In addition to complete plant terrariums, we also have DIY terrarium plant sets to create your own glass or vase. The sets include: substrate, soil, moss and 3 to 5 mini plants. Want to start making your own plant terrarium? You can easily do this in 6 steps with our plant terrarium kit.

Plant in glass jar with self-sustaining ecosystem

All glass-pot plants we offer are self-sustaining. This means that once the plants are set up and sealed in the glass, they no longer need water or nutrition to survive. This is also known as a maintenance-free ecosystem. Moisture and oxygen recycling occurs in the sealed glass, making the ecosystem completely self-sufficient. Our most popular ecosystem plant in glass is the Jungle Corky Glass with a small green fern plant

Buy bottle garden as a sustainable corporate gift

If you are looking for a sustainable business gift for your business associates, then a plant terrarium is perfect. This original business gift can be personalized with a logo or personal message from your company. With an Ecosystem you give a lasting and eco-friendly gift.

Biotope in glass what exactly does that mean?

A biotope in glass is a collective term for a living community consisting of everything that is alive, in combination with something that is not alive. So think of plants or animals in combination with something that is not alive such as air, water or heat. An ecosystem from vdvelde.com is a self-sustaining piece of nature in a glass jar or bottle. Such a mini ecosystem also sometimes called a bottle garden is perfect for people who would like more greenery in the interior but do not have green fingers. With these plants in glass you can create your own maintenance-free ecosystem. Want to know more or how an ecosystem works and how best to help the closed ecosystem get in balance? Then read our 10 ecosystem plant care tips

Ecosystem plant care: 10 essential tips

  1. Place in a bright spot: Provide plenty of daylight, but avoid direct sunlight or placement near a heater.
  2. Rotate regularly: Rotate the ecosystem a quarter turn every two weeks for even exposure.
  3. Limited watering: Add water if the soil seems dry, but this is only needed sporadically.
  4. Use mineral or rain water: Avoid tap water because of its calcium content.
  5. Maintain room temperature: Avoid extreme or fluctuating temperatures.
  6. Remove white spots: Mold can occur; this can be safely removed.
  7. Trim brown leaves: Move the ecosystem farther from the window and remove burned leaves or leave them as food.
  8. Accept leaf loss: It is a normal process, with the fallen leaves providing humus for the terrarium.
  9. Prune fast growers: If plants grow too fast, prune them for balance and temporarily give them some oxygen.
  10. Ventilate if there is excessive condensation: If the glass is too fogged up, remove the cork for several hours for ventilation.

With these tips, your ecosystem plant will stay healthy and you can enjoy it for a long time!

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