**PLEASE READ BEFORE PURCHASING - PLANTS INCLUDED MAY DIFFER FROM THOSE PICTURED**
If you've got a medium closed container (or a few small ones) that you haven't found a use for yet, this is the perfect kit for you. This has everything you need to plant your own miniature garden or terrarium, including gorgeous foliage/tropical terrarium plants (such as fittonias and ferns) perfect for closed terrariums and all the necessary substrates.
Your kit will come with:
- 1 large starter kit
(3 bags of pebbles, activated carbon, sphagnum moss and 6 bags of soil)
- 5 small terrarium plants (picked at random, selection depends on availability)
- Optional: A mixed selection of live carpet and cushion mosses (select this option from list)
- Optional: 3 bags of reindeer moss (select colour combo from list)
- Free downloadable instructions
Before placing your order:
Dispatch days are typically twice a week, usually Tuesdays and Fridays. They are processed in chronological order of purchase, unless we have received an email to ask for a quicker dispatch (e.g. if you've a deadline for a birthday gift); in which case your order will be prioritised.
If you order on Wednesday, for example, or any time after items have been dispatched on a Tuesday, your order will be dispatched on the Friday. Typical processing and dispatch times will therefore be between 1-4 days after you place your order. During busier periods, it might be longer. We are grateful for your patience and understanding.
Orders will be dispatched either by:
- Hermes (2 days+ after dispatch for orders that don't include plants)
- UPS (Next day delivery for orders that include plants)
- Collect+ for some European deliveries
- Depending on weight, dimensions and destination, we may use other couriers. You will receive a notification via text and email to let you know when your parcel is on its way.
If there are any problems with this, please email us to let us know. If you need your kit by a specific date, you must also let us know so that we can see what we can do, we may be able to help you.
Which size kit do I need?
It's hard to answer this question exactly, because it depends on the container that you have, the way that it's shaped and its dimensions. The below is an approximate guide, though a lot of customers find that the amounts included in these kits are generous.
The below applies to both the basic terrarium starter kits and the moss terrarium starter kits. The soil, pebbles, activated carbon and sphagnum moss (also sold separately) make up the foundational layers of the terrarium. The cushion and carpet mosses are planted on top of that. You can plant mosses with other plants, such as fittonias and ferns, or you can make a miniature moss landscape on its own, with natural features such as rocks, bark chips and sticks, or miniature figurines.
For a rough guide, the small terrarium kit and small moss kit will have enough materials for a half-gallon, or 1.8 litre volume pickle jar. Alternatively, it could also work with a fishbowl vase of about 15cm in diameter. Or, you could make 2/3 smaller terrariums if you'd like to reuse or upcycle jam jars.
The medium kit and moss kit contains twice as much as the small kit, so a fishbowl vase about 30cm in diameter, for example.
The large basic terrarium kit and moss terrarium kit contain three times as much as the small kits, so you can probably use this for a large fishbowl terrarium or bio orb depending on its dimensions, or a number of smaller terrariums.
The components in the medium and large kits are packaged up in a way that will allow you to accurately use the kits if you do decide to use it for a number of smaller terrariums. For example, if you order the medium kit, it will come as though you ordered two small kits.