TERRA PLANT

Reconnect with nature

Landscape Designer & Artisan terrariums

Marion Dufay - Founder

2017-2019 Member of the committee(volunteer) for Badaro Urban Farmers, an eco friendly cooperative for agriculture 2019 Terra Plant launching Handmade designed glass garden for home decoration/ Eco-friendly. 2020 - 2023 Certification in Landscaping Design from Natura-Dis / Skills & You France. Specialized in urban spaces and organic maintenance. 2023 Move to Athens, Greece

Landscaping Design

Our Landscaping Design service offers a sustainable approach to beautifying your property. Specializing in native plant selections and eco-friendly practices, we design landscapes that thrive in local conditions, require less water, and attract beneficial wildlife. Partner with us to enjoy a greener space and contribute positively to your local ecosystem. Full project to it's finalization or consulting only *

Terrariums

Step into the world of TERRARIUMS, where we craft sustainable and self-contained plant ecosystems that thrive with minimal care. Our terrariums are not just decorations; they're interactive pieces that invite you to learn about different plant species, understand ecosystems, and engage with the natural world in an intimate, accessible way. Handmade with care and love !

It's preferable (no compulsory) to rotate your terrarium every month and to avoid placing it next to windows, AC, or heaters. Even though the condensation will water your terrarium, we recommend you to check it at first every months, then 3, then every 6 months.
A yearly cleaning can help your terrarium to keep it's original shape (clean the glass, cut the extremities of the bigger plants, remove the organic waste. You can also leave it be.
Inside the glass, the water cycle is working at night, if water levels are correct, condensation should form mainly on one side/part of the terrarium and usually at night. If no condensation forms at all inside of the terrarium you can add a couple of teaspoon of mineral water depending on its size.
However if you see big rolling drops all the time, wipe it off with a paper towel and seal the top again. As long as the soil is dark and that the plant is growing you don't need to do anything.

Even though we take great care in cleaning our jars, plants and adding powder to reduce the mold or fungus cases. It is very difficult to regulate as mold can be find in soil, moss or plant spores, branches, air and can be increased by wrong maintenance.
  • The most common thing is to add oxygenated water (only on the moldy parts). Thanks to its fizzing action, hydrogen peroxide is an effective way to kill mould on porous materials.
  • You can remove and quarantine or cut– If the mold outbreak is localised to certain plants or hardscape elements, you can remove the affected objects and quarantine them elsewhere.
  • Air it out – Mould thrives on moisture, opening up a closed terrarium and increasing air flow will reduce both the humidity and the total level of water in the container.

Last but not least Let it run.

Water your terrarium once per week, and adapt in colder/warmer days. Avoid placing it next to windows, AC, or heaters and adapt depending on low to medium light requirement. Using a spray will allow you to spray everywhere without damaging the display. Rotate your terrarium monthly and we recommend you to yearly clean your terrarium (glass, remove the organic waste, prune the extremities, add fertilizer).

Moss can be tricky to maintain as it can easily turn brown because of dryness or rot because of overwatering. Try to simply mist the plant regularly and be sure to use filtered water as opposed to tap, since tap water can contain too much chlorine and might turn your mosses brown. Avoid placing it next to windows, AC or heaters.
(for mold problems refer to next question)

 
Insect or gnats (small flies) can sometimes appear in your terrarium. You can either let them live as part of your plant ecosystem or remove them. To make them leave you'll have to aerate your terrarium and let the 1 inch (3cm) of the soil dry to make all the larvae dies, the rest will only live few days.
Mushrooms, snails, Collembola, Lombrics are considered as valuable assets to your ecosystem, however, funguses, Grasshopper, Red spiders need to be removed or treated (organic or natural products is preferable).


Place your terrarium in a bright location but without direct sun. Succulents should be watered at least once a week between April and October, let the potting mixture dry out between watering in very cold months, once per month is enough. When a succulent or a cactus become soft it means that the plant receives an excess of water. However if the plant leaves become thick you should water it more.
Cut the flowers of your succulents at the end of Summer and remove the dried leaves gently if needed.
It's important to keep in mind that dying leaves are a natural part of every plant’s life, this doesn’t always mean that your plant is dying or you're doing it wrong. As your plant grows, it creates new leaves, while the older ones die. However it's always better to look for a cause if you see an increase of falling yellow leaves (lightening or watering disorder), black stains (sunburn or deficiency), or insect attack.

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