How and when should you water your terrarium?
Each terrarium is different depending on several factors, bottle size, amount of soil, environment (does your home have dry air??), Lighting, etc. Terrariums with a tightly fitting lid will lock moisture in more easily than those without any lid at all, resulting in a longer period of time between watering. These terrariums can be lightly sprayed once every 8-10 weeks. If your moss terrarium is not sealed you will have to water more frequently.
What kind of water should be used??
Natural spring water and rainwater are the best.
Although moss prefers a shady location in its natural environment, it does appreciate bright indirect light. Room lighting is usually enough but it will thrive in close to 3-4’ of a window or lamp. A dark corner is not an appropriate place for a terrarium. However, never place the terrarium in direct sunlight as it will cook to death under the magnifying effect of its glass home.
Moss terrariums fare best when they are kept in a cool location 72°-74°F, mold loves a dark, warm and humid environment and can take over, once mold appears it can be difficult to get rid of it, but it’s possible to get rid of mold. How?? Take a Q-Tip dipped in hydrogen peroxide and gently wipe away mold from the terrarium. Repeat with fresh Q-Tip as needed. Mold commonly hides in the soil so MY DIY TERRARIUM is using a special substrate that minimizes the chances of mold.
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