Waiting for spring
From December to March, there are for many of us three gardens -
the garden outdoors, the garden of pots and bowls in the house,
and the garden of the mind’s eye. — Katherine S. White
Optimism is planting succulents and an african violet in the same terrarium. Wow. I sure know how to live on the edge. lol
This is the bubble bowl that I purchased at the thrift store last week for $1.60.
I’ve heard that succulents shouldn’t do well in a terrarium and that they will rot. I’ve successfully grown succulents in an open terrarium, so I don’t agree with those that say the conditions are too humid. Lots of sunlight (not direct sunlight) is the key. And of course, being careful not to overwater. I placed pebbles on the bottom for drainage and don’t anticipate any problems. (well except maybe the african violet, but I can easily yank it out and for now I’ll enjoy the blooms)
I also kept some african violet leaves for cuttings. Many prefer to propagate in soil, but I like to see the progress, so placed my cuttings in a clear glass. The glass is covered with plastic wrap. The plastic wrap has slits cut into it for the leaves. This allows the leaves to rest without touching the water.