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DIY Rainforest Terrarium

Make this easy DIY Rainforest Terrarium

  • Large Jar tank or bottle with lid (we bought one at Walmart)
  • Pebbles
  • Activated Carbon/Charcoal find this at Amazon or Pet store
  • Moss or Pistachio shells we used a little of both
  • Organic Potting soil
  • 1-3 small tropical plants my favorite is the Palm, but any mini tropical plant works great
  • Rainforest animals
  1. Layer your DIY Rainforest Terrarium

  2. Add 1 inch of pebbles to the bottom of the planter.
  3. Add a single layer of activated carbon. This will filter the water and help with clarity.
  4. Add a layer of moss and /or pistachio shells.
Plant your rainforest:
  1. Add a little bit of potting soil
  2. Plant small tropical plants. (My favorite is the palm)
  3. Add fresh moss to the top of the soil.
  4. Decorate with a few rainforest creatures
Recipe Notes


Finishing Touches:
Lightly Spray a little bit of water on your terrarium plants once a month.
Place a sealed Lid on your terrarium
Place your terrarium where you can enjoy it and it will get indirect sunlight.