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janetra's Articles in Plants

  • How To Set Up A Plant Terrarium
    Nathaniel Ward, an amateur botanist, made the first terrarium in 1827. He became concerned about the notorious pollution present in London air at that time on the butterfly cocoons he was studying he placed them in glass jars to protect them. After a few days he found ferns happily growing in his glass jars and realised the glass jars were ideal environments for growing moisture loving plants. His idea spread rapidly and terrariums became very popular especially for preserving exotic plants.
  • Setting Up A Terrarium - The Basic Supplies
    Terrariums set up to simulate desert conditions usually have a base of builders sand with rocks and succulents. Kept very dry they are suitable for spiny lizards, box turtles, desert tarantulas and other creatures from the desert.

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