How to make a hanging succulent terrarium easily

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Terrariums are a fantastic method to both house your plants and adorn your room. A new trend that you will undoubtedly enjoy is hanging terrariums, which are a wonderful combination of terrariums and hanging pots.

Hanging terrariums are a great way to add greenery and life to any room. They are also a great way to add a natural touch to an otherwise artificial space

Hanging terrariums allow you to create a mini garden in the smallest amount of area possible, eliminating the need for a huge terrace or garden in favor of a corner. Furthermore, I can promise you that it is an extremely helpful technique.

The end product is always breathtaking. Even the ones that aren’t great (which happens a lot at first) are lovely. It’s like bringing a bit of the natural forest into your home.

They’re very adaptable: they can be hung or placed on a table. They make lovely table centerpieces. There are numerous customizing possibilities available.

To do things well, you don’t need a lot of experience with plants. It is sufficient to have some guidance and good materials.

layers of terrariums

 A terrarium is a sealed container that can be used to grow plants. It can be made from a variety of materials, including glass, plastic, or metal. There are many different types of terrariums, but all of them have at least one layer of soil in which plants can grow. They may also have one or more additional layers of materials, such as rocks, sand, or charcoal, which help to improve the environment for the plants.

 Terrariums are a great way to grow plants indoors, as they provide a controlled environment that is perfect for many types of plants. They can also be decorative and can be used to add greenery to any room.

How do I make a succulent terrarium?

I recall my first terrariums, which I constructed with things I found around the house; they were lovely, and perhaps it was because of my mother’s love, but I adored them. The issue arose as the months went by, and no matter how much time I gave them as a committed mother in body and spirit, they did not return to their original state.

With practice and trial and error, I discovered that it wasn’t just one thing I was doing wrong: I didn’t adjust the essential materials to the occasion, I didn’t choose the plants I handled, and I neglected to consider several crucial elements. When growing in jars and other glass containers that don’t have a drainage system. I’ve gathered all of my notes and articles today.

succulent terrariums are easy to make and can be created with a variety of plants. 

Choose a container 

Choose a container for your succulent terrarium. it can be anything from a glass jar to a fishbowl. If you’re going to utilize the flashlight, you should drill a hole in the metal section and hang it from there. If you want to utilize the fish tank, you must first secure it with ropes and glue it in place.

To tie your hanging terrarium, measure four times the distance from where you want it to hang, as this is the measurement and amount of rope you’ll need. To attach the two ends of the rope, tie a knot in one end and make a loop in the other. You must set the fish tank in the area where the ropes are interleaved.

Particular fish tanks come with a little bracket already attached so that they may be simply hung; all you have to do now is fill the container with stones, dirt, plants, and decorations.

Layering with stones or rocks

 Once you’ve decided on a container, you’ll need a false drain. The goal is to keep the succulents healthy by keeping the substrate dry. Gravity is the ideal ally for building terrariums by layering various materials. We can create the conditions that our plants require to thrive and be attractive. add a layer of pebbles or rocks to the bottom of the container. this will help with drainage.

.In the bottom of the container, place a layer of gravel stones. We also use coarse and fine stones.

Layering with activated carbon

Put a layer of activated carbon. However, in general, activated carbon can be used to promote healthy plant growth and to help remove toxins from the air.

Layering with soil or substrate

ESSENTIAL to getting succulents to thrive in a medium that already has a higher moisture content. The succulent substrate manages to drain as much irrigation water as possible.

Calculate how much substrate you’ll need for your terrariums according to their size.

A terrarium with a 10-gallon capacity would require 1.5 cubic feet of substrate

Add a succulent plant

For hanging terrariums, you can use any succulent, but we recommend echeveria, Senecio, or aeonium.

Because succulents are low-maintenance plants that don’t require a lot of water or sunlight, they’re ideal for hanging terrariums. Add more soil around the succulents, making sure to pack it down well. 


Water your succulent terrarium well. because succulents store water in their leaves, they don’t need to be watered as often as other plants. water your terrarium every 1-2 weeks, or when the soil feels dry to the touch.


 place your succulent terrarium in a bright spot, but avoid direct sunlight. too much sunlight can cause the succulents to dry out and enjoy!

Can you put succulents in a hanging terrarium?

Yes, succulents can be used in a hanging terrariumsucculents do not need a lot of water to thrive, so they are perfect for a hanging terrarium. The glass walls of hanging terrariums concentrate sunlight. While some succulents thrive in the bright light of a glass terrarium, some that prefer indirect or shaded light will be burnt beneath the glass.

What plants go in a Hanging Terrarium?

A hanging terrarium can be filled with a variety of plants, but some work better than others. For example, succulents and air plants do well in a hanging terrarium since they don’t need a lot of water.

Some of the best succulents for a hanging terrarium include air plants, a string of pearls, and Senecio rowleyanus. Air plants do not require soil and can be attached to the sides of the terrarium, while a string of pearls and Senecio rowleyanus can be planted in soil at the bottom of the terrarium.

Can we use DIY Terrarium Kit for hanging terrarium?

Yes, you can use a DIY terrarium kit for a hanging terrarium. A DIY Terrarium Kit for a hanging terrarium is a kit that includes all of the supplies you need to create your hanging terrarium. This can include a glass container, plants, soil, and other accessories.

All of the ingredients are included in the DIY Terrarium Kit, but none of them are difficult to come by, so if you prefer to use items you already have, you can still follow along with this tutorial. It’s crucial to remember that the materials for a terrarium are heavily influenced by the sort of plant that will reside in it; for example, if you want to make a terrarium with tropical plants instead of succulents, these materials will not work. It is critical to select high-quality materials so that the terrarium not only looks lovely but also lasts a long period.

What Terrarium Supplies and Maintenance Are Required?

Purchasing a few terrarium accessories can be beneficial. You’ll need a hook if you’ve constructed a glass terrarium in a globe that isn’t self-supporting. When coupled with the terrarium, I think these iron hooks look great. We got one for a few bucks on

You’ll also need to water the terrarium regularly. Depending on the area and weather circumstances, maybe once or twice a week.

These little fellows are simple to maintain. Simply hang it in a location that receives moderate sunlight (but not direct sunlight if possible) and water the little guys once or twice a week. You’ve over-watered if it appears to be very damp inside, or if mold or a marshy odor emerges. If the plant portions begin to wilt, you’re probably overwatering them.

I’m excited to make a bunch more of these out of recovered cool-looking glass volumes in the future. From now on, I’ll be on the lookout for similar items at yard sales.

An aspiring MBA Student formed an obsession with Succulents so I assemble a blog on succulents, If you want to learn about Succulents then Start with the basics on the Succulents Plant Hub, then let's work together to make your succulents look their best!

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