Sanseveria in my Terrarium

Charlotte@Living Well on the Cheap  —  February 19, 2014 — Leave a comment

I’m still loving the terrarium I created last spring. The only thing is that the fern I planted inside is a little, um, dead.

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After gazing at a dead fern over dinner one too many times I decided to make a change. I picked up a small sanseveria plant (also called snake plant or mother-in-law’s tongue) for $3. I’ve got a couple of these elsewhere in the house and they’ve proven worthy of my affection (read: they survive extreme neglect). Plus the low water and light requirements were perfect for this application.

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I brought the terrarium over to the sink and pulled out the old plant. The soil was so dry that it left a perfect hole where it had been.

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Then I just popped the new plant in place! Easy as pie.

sanseveria terrarium

It’s so nice to have something living in there again. It was kind of weird to have a jug full of dirt, rocks, and a dead plant on my dining table for six months.

terrarium centerpiece

The moss is fake, if you were wondering. Well actually I guess it’s real but it’s dried and I bought it at a store. I suppose I could harvest some spanish moss from an oak tree perhaps but I prefer the pretty green color. I found the big, flat rock in my backyard.


Living things add such a special element to a space, don’t you think?

terrarium on dining table

Thanks for reading, my friends. Have a happy Wednesday!

Charlotte@Living Well on the Cheap


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