This story was originally published on Domino.
Though excruciatingly low temps and unexpected flurries may have you convinced otherwise, spring is just around the corner. In anticipation for the impending season, we’re not only thinking hard about the fresh and trendy florals we want to display in our homes this spring, but also the vessels we’ll use to house our in-season blooms and beloved greenery. That’s where British designer Tom Dixon’s PLANT range—a contemporary and clever collection of design-focused terrariums—comes into the picture.
Painstakingly crafted from mouth-blown glass, each statement-making piece is inherently unique and offers infinite arrangements. Thanks to their sculptural forms and savvy stem-like openings, the streamlined vessels (available in two sizes) aim to instantly elevate even the most ordinary of flowers or house plants—be they snagged from the supermarket or Amazon’s new online garden shop.
While certainly fitting for a minimalist floral display, Dixon’s ultra-mod terrariums can also be used to support a thriving collection of smaller plants and succulents (think of it as a personal, mini ecosystem).
Considering swapping your tired display for something a bit more original? Below, we break down how to set up a flourishing terrarium to call your own.
Step 1: Thoroughly clean the inside of the vessel to make sure that there’s no lingering residue or dust that could potentially harm the plants inside.
Step 2: Fill the bottom of the terrarium with a 1 ½ inch layer of small rocks to collect water drainage.
Step 3: Add a layer of potting soil made for succulents. Make sure it’s deep enough for the plants to root (approximately 2 ½ inches)
Step 4: Remove the largest plant from its container and dust off any excess soil from the roots. Trim the roots if they appear to be too long.
Step 5: Using a long-stemmed implement, make a hole in the soil for the roots and tuck the plant inside through one of the openings. Pat the soil down firmly to ensure the plant stays in place.
Step 6: Continue placing the smaller plants using this same method. Plan for approximately one plant per inch of container diameter. Give plants room to grow by keeping them away from the edges.
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