Jonathan just mentioned our team's affinity for terrariums yesterday, which is opportune, considering I spent this weekend changing out the terradome terrarium. I previously set up a tropical themed setting, but decided this time around, I'd like an even more maintenance-free environment. So now the terrarium is stocked with a myriad of succulents, mostly from my mom's own collection. A close up under the cut.
Most succulents and cacti make for poor terrarium inhabitants. But because the terradome has a large opening, creating a dry environment won't be a problem. The secret is to never over water and to plant succulents in fast draining soil. I'll likely have to water the plants very infrequently, always checking for drained, dry soil. I'll also be moving the terrarium to a room with many windows all facing south and westward, to provide as much bright light during these coming winter months. Hopefully these will thrive, as the terrarium is always a favourite amongst guests.