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A terrarium is a magical thing: a miniature world of moss and a beautiful rock or two, maybe a plastic dinosaur (why not?). We’re stepping up our terrarium game with these modern, futuristic terrariums. The dome has a flat top with a stylish droplet in the center that directs condensation back onto the moss below, smartly mimicking nature’s water cycle—it’s an unusual shape for a terrarium, and one we’re smitten with. And the base comes in smooth rustic concrete, rich brown walnut, or glossy black marble streaked with white, for whatever your terrarium style. Each terrarium comes with a small plastic spray bottle for misting your cloched moss, and the option of a lovely patch of starter moss (plastic dino not included).
Due to the hand-blown nature of the glass dome, slight irregularities, air bubbles, and imperfections are to be expected.
Photography by Rocky Luten
Details & Materials -
Glass, silicone, with a concrete, marble, or walnut base. Option to add live moss.
The Glass top is 4"H and 6" in diameter, weighs .65 lbs. The base is 1.5"H and 6.5" in diameter; Black Marble Base is 2 lbs, Concrete Base is 1.3 lbs, and Walnut Base is .4 lbs.
Care & Notes -
Keep moss in a cool place, out of direct sunlight. Spray with mister once or twice a week, or whenever it looks dry. Indirect sunlight once a week is encouraged. Moss will last in the tupperware container for a month and can be stored in the fridge during the summer months.
Condensation is a natural part of the closed terrarium system. The climate, room temperature, and proximity to a sunlit window will play a part in how much condensation forms. To remove condensation, simply wipe the inside of the glass with your finger to leave a light layer of water. Polishing the inside of the glass with glass cleaner will only encourage more fogging.
Rinse dirt from glass surface and pat dry with soft, clean cloth. Polish with the microfibre bag included. To avoid scratching the glass, to sure to rinse off dirt before wiping clean. The silicone bed provides a barrier between the glass dome and base; it can be washed with warm, soapy water.
To prolong lifespan of the walnut base, apply 1-3 coats of beeswax to the surface with a dry cloth.
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