People who love terrariums really love terrariums. And for people who really love terrariums, nothing but this—the biggest, boldest terrarium we’ve ever seen—will do. The large glass dome was carefully designed with a sunken opening in the top to allow for easy watering and advanced airflow, which makes this terrarium a uniquely friendly environment for both temperate and tropical plants, including succulents. We think the rustic concrete, classic Carrara marble, or polished black marble bases look most beautiful holding a minimal, low arrangement (like mosses, tiny ferns, and African violets)... but as the Biodome is designed to host much more than just moss, take a trip to your local nursery and see what strikes your fancy. Now that we think about it, a Venus fly trap would look pretty stunning…
Photography by Ty Mecham & Rocky Luten
Details & Materials -
Glass top, concrete or black marble base, cork pad and seal, microfiber cloth
Glass top is approximately 11" in diameter x 8"H, weighs 3.6 lbs; Base is 10.75" in diameter x 2"H; Marble weighs 8.5 lbs and the Concrete weighs 5.4 lbs.
Care & Notes
Plant life in Biodome is not included with purchase.
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.
Saturate the base with water before adding plants to keep the moisture inside the Biodome.
Select up to 4 plants: one each for the canopy, understory, shrub layer, and floor. Choose plants with similar needs. For ground cover, pebbles and pieces of moss are suggested. Add 2 tablespoons of activated charcoal and pebbles in the base for drainage.
If potted plant soil is dry, water first. Then remove plants from their pots, keeping the majority of soil intact.
Arrange your plants on top of the drainage layer. Use larger stones to hold the plants in position and gently compact. Remaining soil from the pots can be used to stabilise plants but additional potting mix is not required.
Use stones and pebbles to fill any gaps. Avoid them touching the perimeter where the glass top will locate. Decorate with lichen sticks or other feature pieces.
Mist with filtered water and place the lid. Choose a position for your Biodome that has natural light for at least 2 hours a day but keep away from direct sun. The opening in the glass top is designed for ventilation and occasional top up watering. Lift the lid once a fortnight to mist the shrub and floor layers and groom your plants.
Pay attention to the effects of air-conditioning and the seasons. Keep and follow the care instructions tag from your plants.
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