Little People – Bioactive Terrarium


  • Dimensions: Large (31cm H x 21cm Dia).
  • Crystal clear glass.
  • Includes custom made clear lid and care instructions.
  • Click & Collect available in Dallington, Christchurch.
  • Delivery available to the following post codes ( 7670, 7630, 8011, 8013, 8014, 8041, 8051, 8052, 8053, 8061, 8062, 8083)

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This magnificent large terrarium features our popular Little People pots amongst a variety of indoor plants, live moss, hardscaping and layers of substates, moss to keep it moist and pebbles to help with drainage.

Contains activated charcoal and beneficial insects such as springtails. Activated charcoal acts as a filter that pulls toxins and bacteria from the soil and water and deodorizes the terrarium. Springtails are tiny arthropods, and are used as “Tank Janitors” in terrariums, eating mold and waste.

Includes custom made clear lid and care instructions.

Some plant varieties may not be available due to season and availability, however we will always try to make your terrarium as beautiful as possible with top quality plants. This terrarium will be made to order so please allow 1-3 days before collection or delivery.

Due to the fragile nature of this product it can be collected from our home in Dallington or can be delivered to the following post codes: 7670, 7630, 8011, 8013, 8014, 8041, 8051, 8052, 8053, 8061, 8062, 8083.

What Is A Bioactive Terrarium?

bioactive terrarium is a terrarium that includes live plants as well as population of microorganisms, like springtails, to consume dead plant matter,mold and fungus. Bioactive Terrariums are self-sustaining mini replicas of a natural ecosystem.

Preserving A Closed Terrarium

1. The plants in a closed terrarium require high light but no direct sunlight.

2. Check the terrarium frequently for the appearance of condensation on the glass. If large water drops appear on the glass, the container should be left open for a while, until excess moisture evaporates. In some cases, it may be necessary to keep the lid slightly open to allow fresh air circulation.

However, keep in mind that a balanced terrarium should have a certain amount of moisture on the glass.

3. A completely enclosed terrarium requires little or no watering but when in doubt, always water less. If you can see water within the pebbles at the bottom, there is way too much water.

Be careful that the plants do not become too dry because they will wilt.

4. When you do add water, do so in small amounts at a time, since there is no place for the surplus water to run off. It’s best to water with a syringe, small dropper or misting spray bottle. If you do mist, then leave the container open until the leaves have dried.

5. If the leaves show signs of rotting, leave the container open.

6. Only water with bottled or distilled water, or tap water that has been left out for 24 hours to allow the chlorine to evaporate.

7. Generally, terrariums should not need fertilising but if the plants start to appear malnourished, you may feed them using a weak mixture (1/4 strength) of an all purpose house plant food.

8. Occasionally it may become necessary to prune or to replace a dead plant.

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