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The Difference Between Open and Closed Terrarims

The Difference Between Open and Closed Terrarims

What makes terrarium building such a popular service? No two are alike! There is so much room for creativity and expression when creating your terrarium. At our Terrarium Bar, there are customization options every step of the way. One of the first choices you will need to make is whether to build an open and closed terrarium. This choice will affect which plants you can choose, as each one supports a different type of plant. 

Open Terrariums

Open terrariums are, well…exactly what they sound like. Whether it’s a hole at the top or a cutout on either side, open terrariums expose your plants to the room’s atmosphere, allowing them to enjoy a drier climate. This type of terrarium is best for:

  • Desert plants
    • Succulents
    • Cacti
  • Air Plants
  • Jade Plants

Closed Terrariums

Your other option is to create a closed terrarium. This means that your plants are completely enclosed within your terrarium, either through a glass cloche or a terrarium with a closed cap or door. This seclusion creates a more humid environment, making it ideal for:

  • Tropical plants!
    • Calathea
    • Small Palms
    • Orchids
    • Nerve Plants
    • Polka Dot Plants
    • Peperomias
  • Carnivorous Plants
  • Mosses
  • Ferns
  • Orchids
  • Bonsai

With this knowledge in hand, you’re ready to create your very own terrarium! We have everything you need right here at Urban Sprouts. Stop in anyday and create your own or book an appointment with our plant clinicians to receive hands-on assistance! 

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