Many parts of the world are known for exotic plant life. The conditions must be right for many plant species to thrive and survive. From the rainforests of South America to the South Pacific, beauty boils down to Mother Nature’s ability to create just the right environment. Even desert climate offers a wide range of plant life, requiring little moisture, but surviving in ecosystems no less delicate and fragile than those found in more lush climates.

Terrariums allow us to preserve a host of growing conditions for plants that can add extraordinary beauty and a sense of calm or home or office. Using the right materials and the right choice of plants, you can transform any living space into a source of pride and natural splendor. Like aquariums and other indoor habitats, proper care of a terrarium requires a certain amount of discipline and attention to detail. Once the effort is established, it may well prove worth it.

To create the right growing conditions for your terrarium, there are several key elements that all need to be considered for your habitat to be a welcome environment for the type of plants you choose. Whether opting for lush green surroundings or a dry desert setting, the size of your terrarium is probably the most important consideration. The good news is that no matter what size you choose, the increase in the growing space is pretty much the same, though larger Terrarium team building Singapore require a little more maintenance.

The size of your terrarium can vary from a desk bowl to an ornate, freestanding tank and all sizes in between. Once you have found yourself in size, plant selection will determine what type of growing conditions you should create. As with all living things, light and humidity are critical considerations when establishing the right growing conditions. Many desktop monitors can be maintained using existing room light, while others may require the addition of full spectrum lighting. Larger terrariums almost always require specialized lighting conditions that can add to the initial cost.

The right lighting not only serves to help the plants grow properly, but lighting can be used to control variables such as temperature and humidity. The more complex the terrarium, the more alert one must be to the heat and light. As with aquariums, auxiliary heating systems may be needed. The surrounding room conditions can also play a big role here. Houses in colder northern climates that need to be heated in winter can experience drastic changes in the amount of humidity in the room air.

Most modern heating systems dry the room air, and this in turn will affect the conditions in your terrarium. Conversely, when air conditioning is used in hot and humid climate, the room air may be drier. Your air conditioner works by removing moisture from the air and cooling the living area.

Plant selection will also affect the soil type you need, and drainage is another key factor. Anyone who has tried to grow the average houseplant knows the difficulty of maintaining the right moisture balance for the type of plant you are trying to grow. The right combination of soil and drainage can help preserve your terrarium.

Transplantation of the growth area is a common mistake that should be avoided. Different plant species grow at different rates, and slower-growing plants can be overpowered by their faster-growing neighbors.