Caring for your Succulent Terrarium
(If you have a Air Plant (Tillandsia) Terrarium, Click here for Care Info)

(If you have purchased a "Hanging Terrarium", Click Here for Care Info)

   Thank you for purchasing a Silver Mesa Terrarium, you are now the owner of your very own ecosystem. In order to keep your Terrarium happy, you will need to follow a few basic rules.

   Since Terrariums do not have a drainage hole
it is important to not over-water. The deeper the glass vessel and the smaller the opening the longer it can go between watering. When it is time to water use distilled or purified water to keep the glass clean and spot free. Give it enough water to saturate the soil completely. No standing water in the lower layer of rock. If your Terrarium is going to be outside on a covered patio out of direct sun it will dry out faster than if you have it inside in a bright location. Be sure if you have it indoors it is getting bright indirect light for at least 4 hours a day preferably 6. You will see your plants putting their roots down to reach the rock, this is a good sign that they are adapting to their environment.

   We plant our Terrariums with easy care, yet very unique succulents to give you long lasting enjoyment. We use both fast growing and slower growing succulents. Most of the fast growing types can be trimmed, which will encourage the plant to put out new multiple heads or shoots. It is easy to tell the difference between the two types as the faster growing varieties have a fleshier softer stalk. We use unusual succulents to make our Terrariums unique. We also do this to make them interesting along side our diverse collection of seashells.

   When you purchase a Silver Mesa Terrarium you are getting a mindful, creatively designed American made product. We are here to answer any questions you may have. We have been quality growers of cacti and succulents since 1976, please don't hesitate to email us


Caution: Never lift your Terrarium by the rim

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