This Kit will supply hand-crafted Terrarium compost, activated charcoal/carbon, a choice of either white or natural-coloured drainage stones, and a complimentary bottle of Baby Bio feed. All of this in one box with 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 peat-free Terrarium 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!
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Don't worry about having left-overs. You can use this compost to repot normal houseplants like Monstera, Peace Lilies, if you opted for 'Tropical' compost, whereas 'Desert' soil is perfect for repotting Cacti and Succulents.
Our Terrarium Compost has three variants, 'Tropical', 'Desert' or 'Carnivorous' 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.
'Carnivorous Terrarium' Soil
All Carnivorous species need specialist soil to survive. Ordinary composts will quickly cause root burn, quickly translating into yellowed foliage and even death. Our 'Carnivorous Terrarium' soil has the perfect blend to promote healthier foliage and stronger root systems.
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.
You can always book a 1-1 Video Call with Joe Bagley if you have any queries or questions!
As mentioned above, your compost will come in a resealable bag, so don't worry about having extras! The soil will stay fresh for twelve months when stored in a cool place with the bag's top securely fastened. It's also peat-free and responsibly sourced, so what's not to love?!
Baby Bio is a concentrate, meaning that this product can make up to 200L. Mix 5 - 10 drops to ½ litre of water (1 pint, a typical water bottle), OR ½ capful to 1 litre (2 pints). The exact amount of drops isn't a priority, but be sure always to keep your plants well-fed to optimise their overall health. (NPK - 10.6 - 4.4 - 1.7). Generally, plants grown in 'Tropical' terrariums will need to be fertilised every four waters, whereas Cacti & Succulents are best fed every two months with the same feed.
Note: Due to Carnivorous Plants not needing soil-borne nutrients, we won't send out this bottle of BabyBio and instead will deduct money off from the overall price!
Activated Charcoal is the secret ingredient to a healthy and happy terrarium. Packed with anti-bacterial properties, adding a thin later between the drainage stones and compost will reduce the risk of root rot. It essentially 'sweetens' the soil for better plant health both in the roots and its foliage.
When creating a terrarium, try to remember the 'lasagna' method. Because of the lack of drainage holes in the terrarium, you must put a generously sized layer of stones below the soil. With our Terrarium Kit, you have two attractive options of themed stones - glistening white or naturally-toned.
Fertiliser - Wash hands after use and rinse off splashes on the skin. Do not inhale, drink, or eat this product & seek medical advice if this occurs.
Store the bottle out of direct sunlight, in a cool, dry place between 5°C - 35°C, & out of the reach of children. A good example would be a cupboard or garage.
Always read the label and product information before use. Do not over-dilute or over-use the fertiliser/pesticide than its recommended strength/dosage stated on the packaging. By purchasing this product, you have read and acknowledged Baby Bio's Safety Data Sheet.