The steam simmers off the granite. This weathered gravel is a barren landscape indeed. Think: slopes of Table Mountain, or Paarl Rock. The dry conditions make it near-impossible for plants or any other life to grow . Alas, there are species who defy the odds, and actually thrive in these inhospitable places. I’m talking about those hardcore super plants: cacti!
These lionhearted succulents are truly fascinating. The scene portrayed in this terrarium is one where a cactus has cracked through the crushed rock and is now happily established in an otherwise, very barren landscape.
Be like the cactus in your own life: It grows where no other plant will. It does not complain when the sun bakes on it’s skin day after day. The cactus shows persistence, and anchors its roots deep into the soil, and holding on till the rain finally falls! Also, while you at it, why not get this really awesome terrarium for your own landscape ( AKA bedroom or office ).
This fish bowl terrarium with cactus is a large feature piece. It is perfect for a coffee table or desk. This one consists of three plants: namely, one cactus and two smaller succulents.
The fish bowl terrarium requires very little care, other than a good dosage of sunlight and the occasional watering. Place in an area that receives at least several hours of natural light. Water by spraying or dripping around the base of each plant; once or twice a week depending on season.
Cactus exhibit strange shapes, spines, and showy flowers. Today, they are found around the world. All but four varieties are native to the Americas. There are about 2,000 different species of cacti. This cactus is part of the Mammillaria genus.
We have an extensive collection of Tillandsias. They are an incredible epiphyte that grows naturally in Central and South America. They are simply magical and do well as a standalone piece or displayed in a terrarium or mount. These are some of our favorites: