Beach Terrarium Kit

Beach Terrarium Kit

Beach Terrarium Kit

Posted by: Luis Garcia Category: Gifts, Guides, How To's, Plant Styling

Imagine bringing the tranquil beauty of the beach into your living space with a stunning beach terrarium adorned with vibrant succulents. These miniature ecosystems capture the essence of sandy shores, gentle waves, and coastal charm, all while requiring minimal maintenance. In this blog, we’ll explore the wonderful world of beach terrariums and how to create your very own slice of beach paradise.


Here’s what is included in your Kit:

Here’s what you need:

Selecting succulents:
Choose succulents that thrive in a sandy, coastal environment. Some excellent options include Echeveria, Sedum, and Crassula. These resilient plants require little water and prefer bright sunlight, making them ideal for a beach-themed terrarium.

Choosing the Right Container:
Selecting the perfect container is crucial for your Beach terrarium. Opt for a glass vessel with an open top, reminiscent of a mini aquarium or fishbowl. This transparent enclosure will allow you to appreciate the intricate details of your succulent beachscape.



Step 1: Pour the White Sand into the terrarium.

Cut the corner of the bag and slowly pour the sand spreading it across the bottom to create a smooth and even layer. You can use a small funnel or a paper cone to carefully distribute the sand, ensuring that it reaches all corners of the terrarium. Aim for a depth of approximately 1 to 2 inches, depending on the size of your container.



Step 2: Add a layer of Sphagnum Moss to absorb extra moisture.

Gently place a layer of Sphagnum Moss over the sand, covering it completely. The Sphagnum Moss acts as a natural sponge, helping to absorb any excess moisture and preventing water from pooling at the bottom of the terrarium. This layer is particularly important as succulents are susceptible to root rot if overwatered.

Ensure the moss is evenly spread, and use your fingers or a small tool to press it down gently, allowing it to adhere to the sand layer below..



Step 3: Place your plant into the terrarium.

Place your plant into the terrarium. Carefully remove your chosen succulent from its original pot, being mindful not to damage its roots. Create a small hole in the Sphagnum Moss layer, deep enough to accommodate the root system of the succulent. Gently press the surrounding moss back into place, providing support to the plant. Repeat this process for each succulent you wish to include in your beach terrarium, spacing them out to allow for growth and visual balance.

Note: Add soil if necessary, most of the times your plants should come with enough soil.



Step 4: Pour a layer of the Gravel and pat down to create a smooth surface.

The Gravel layer serves multiple purposes in your Beach terrarium. Firstly, it provides additional stability to secure the succulents and moss in place, preventing them from shifting or toppling over. Secondly, it aids in drainage by allowing excess water to flow through the soil and into the bottom of the terrarium, preventing waterlogged conditions that can be detrimental to succulents.



Step 5: Place the Sea Glass around the plants.

Position the Sea Glass strategically, ensuring it enhances the overall aesthetics of your beach terrarium. You can create a naturalistic look by scattering the sea glass randomly, imitating the way waves deposit treasures along the shore or clusters to achieve a more organized and artistic arrangement.



Step 6: Add the Reindeer Moss.

Take the Reindeer Moss and gently distribute it across the surface of your beach terrarium, filling in the gaps between the succulents and sea glass. This soft and velvety moss will further enhance the natural appeal of your terrarium, creating a lush and textured landscape reminiscent of coastal dunes. Use your fingers or a small tool to carefully press the Reindeer Moss into the gravel and around the base of the succulents, ensuring it stays in place. Feel free to layer the moss, creating varying heights and thicknesses to mimic the organic growth found in nature.



Step 7: Feel free to add decorative accents like sea shells.

Enhance the beach-inspired theme of your terrarium by incorporating seashells as decorative accents. Choose an assortment of seashells in various shapes, sizes, and colors. Carefully arrange them throughout your beach terrarium, placing them in strategic locations to create focal points or natural-looking arrangements.



Pro Tip:

We always recommend using distilled water for your terrarium.
Tap water contains minerals that can accumulate over time, leaving behind mineral deposits on the terrarium’s glass walls, gravel, and plant leaves. They will make no harm to plants however they can leave white streaks on your glass vessel over time, which will not look good.


Beach terrariums are low-maintenance, but they still require some attention. Ensure your succulents receive adequate sunlight and water them sparingly, allowing the soil to dry out completely between watering sessions. Prune any dead leaves or overgrown plants to maintain a tidy and healthy terrarium.