Whether you're making a Tropical or Desert-themed terrarium, we've got you covered with our quality compost & FREE delivery! 'Tropical' Terrariums are those that use leafy houseplants like Ivy, miniature Palms, Peace Lilies, whereas 'Desert' terrariums are for Cacti & Succulent displays. (The two are differentiated by the soil). Select your soil-type & size and we'll get to work!
Our handcrafted compost comes in a resealable bag, meaning that you can always use it later if you have too much. It'll also stay fresh for at least twelve months once opened, so never worry about it going off shortly after purchase. We formulate the soil ourselves and keep it in quarantine for 14 days to ensure there are no soil-borne pests like Fungus Gnats.
Don't know the size of your terrarium? Have a look at the third image above to determine if yours is a small, medium or large terrarium!
|Size (Litres)||Ideal for...|
|1.2L||Very small terrariums|
Don't worry about having left-overs. You can use this compost to repot normal houseplants like Monstera, Peace Lilies, etc, if you opted for 'Tropical' compost, whereas 'Desert' soil is perfect for repotting Cacti and Succulents.
Our Terrarium Compost has two variants, both 'Tropical' or 'Desert' themed, that are different in drainage and water-retention ability.
'Tropical Terrarium' Soil
If you're looking to create a leafy, exotic-looking terrarium, we recommend using 'Tropical' soil. This will provide the perfect blend of water retention and drainage to promote healthy growth, topped off with 'perlite' that'll add oxygen back into the compost for stronger root development.
'Desert Terrarium' Soil
This compost is best suited for those who want to make a desert-themed display with Cacti & Succulents. Our soil comes packed with goodness that promotes drainages and will help reduce the risk of over-watering, like grit, sand and perlite.
Not sure which plants are best for your themed terrarium? Visit FAQs to see our definitive list of suitable plants for each type of display! (Or, send us a message with the plants you're interested in & we'll point you in the right direction!
For the last five years, we have been formulating composts for our houseplants, balancing the critical ingredients for different groups (Bonsai, Bulbs, Cacti, Tropicals, etc.), with varying ratios of compost, perlite, grit & sand. We believe that a well-structured soil is critical for maximising both the root and foliar growth performance. We source the compost from well-respected companies in the U.K., which has tight restrictions over quality control & environmental regulations/promises.
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