(Small) Basic Terrarium Starter Kit
Fits 2/3 medium-size food jars or one medium fishbowl.
Plants and glass containers must be bought separately.
This kit will fill a few small terrariums or one medium.
The kit contains:
Layer 1: 1 bag of pebbles
Layer 2: 1 bag of activated carbon
Layer 3: 1 bag of sphagnum moss
Layer 4: soil
+ 1 bag of reindeer moss. Select colour from the drop down list.
These bags will come labelled and with instructions.
Before placing your order:
Dispatch days are typically once a week, every Saturday or Monday.
If you order on Sunday, for example, or any time after items have been dispatched on a Saturday, your order will only be dispatched the following week. This is due to limited access to the Post Office during the week.
Orders will be dispatched either by:
- 1st class Royal Mail (delivery 1-2 days after dispatch) or
- 2nd class Royal Mail (2-3 days after dispatch).
- Heavier items will be dispatched by Collect + (standard service 2 days, economy service 3-5 days).
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 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.