Cheap Office Terrarium! (my first)
Hi! I'm new to this forum and I just wanted to post about my new office terrarium i'm so proud of! :)
I just used a large plastic jar that used to have pretzels from Costco in it, put a layer of paper clips on the bottom for drainage, a layer of paper towels from the bathroom to hold the soil, a layer of potting soil from home, and two plants that were cuttings I took from the median on Broadway (I work in NYC)! They rooted nicely and it's doing great! Although I overwatered it at first, so I've had to leave the lid off.
Talk about cheap and easy. :)
I think I've identified one of the plants as a "Purple Heart" Wandering Jew (unfortunately it's losing it's purple color under my florescent desk lamp - I think it needs full sun to maintain color), and the other is a nice coleus.
I'll have to keep trimming them, though, they're fast growers!