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Setting up your Sanctuary S

Sanctuary S (Silicon)

  1. Collect your piece of beautiful moss.
  2. Cut it or gently break apart to fit the base, approximately 7cm diameter.. Some overhang is fine.
  3. Place it over the base and gently tuck in the edges.
  4. Mist the moss to lush it up (You can add a splash of water in the base if the moss is dry).
  5. Place the lid.
  6. Manage the environment further by opening side ventilation when necessary.

Moss and Stone Gardens have a great article on how to collect moss

Spritz one a week or as required
Condensation is normal and part of the natural process of the mossarium
If you think the moss is too wet and rotting, open the vents and give some indirect sunlight. Water less.
Open the vents if condensation is excessive (we love this though as you will begin to see a drip forming on the teardrop shape)
Moss does do well with occasional indirect sunlight

Sanctuary S Marble

  1. Collect your piece of beautiful moss.
  2. Cut it or gently break apart to fit the base, approximately 7cm diameter.. Some overhang is fine.
  3. Place it over the base and gently tuck in the edges.
  4. Mist the moss to lush it up (You can add a splash of water in the base if the moss is dry).
  5. Place the lid.
  6. Manage the environment further by opening side ventilation when necessary.

Moss and Stone Gardens have a great article on how to collect moss

Spritz twice a week or as required
Condensation is normal and part of the natural process of the mossarium
Open the vents if condensation is excessive
Moss does do well with occasional indirect sunlight

Marble is a naturally porous material so some discolouration is expected. Avoid harsh chemicals to clean your Sanctuary base. Use warm soapy water and embrace the imperfections.

Sanctuary S (Concrete)

  1. To avoid concrete absorbing all of the moisture, first submerge the whole concrete base in water.
  2. Collect your piece of beautiful moss.
  3. Cut it or gently break apart to fit the base, approximately 7cm diameter.. Some overhang is fine.
  4. Place it over the base and gently tuck in the edges.
  5. Mist the moss to lush it up (You can add a splash of water in the base if the moss is dry).
  6. Place the lid.
  7. Manage the environment further by opening side ventilation when necessary.

Moss and Stone Gardens have a great article on how to collect moss

Spritz three times a week or as required
Condensation is normal and part of the natural process of the mossarium, although concrete will condensate the least.
Moss does do well with occasional indirect sunlight

Your Concrete Sanctuary will absorb more water than the other materials available so keep an eye on it and spray regularly. The advantage of concrete is that it keeps the moss very cool, like a temperate rainforest and absorbs a bit of water in the concrete too. Sanctuary cork pad will protect your tabletop.

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Setting up your Sanctuary M

Rainforest

  1. Collect your piece of beautiful moss.
  2. Cut it or gently break apart to fit the insert, approximately 12cm in diameter. Some overhang is fine.
  3. Place it over the insert and gently tuck in the edges. You can rub your finger around the serrated edge to break the moss apart.
  4. Mist the moss to lush it up (You can add a splash of water in the reservoir if the moss is dry).
  5. Place the insert into the base.
  6. Place the top.
  7. Press down glass top gently to form a tight seal.

 

Moss and Stone Gardens have a great article on how to collect moss

Temperate

  1. Collect your plants, 2 small terrarium plants will work best (see here for plant ideas)
  2. Shake off any excess soil.
  3. Fill the insert with some small stones and activated charcoal. If you have purchased a marble or concrete version you can pierce the insert to allow excess water to drain into the base.
  4. Place your plants in the centre, gently press down soil around the plants.
  5. Add any large decorative stones, this may also help hold the plants in place.
  6. Smaller stones and moss can help to cover any remaining area.
  7. Give the arrangement a good misting.
  8. Ensure stones are not protruding over the edge where the glass will rest and wipe down the silicon insert.
  9. Place insert into the base
  10. Gently locate and place the glass top.

Arid

  1. Collect your plants, 2-3 small succulents or cacti will work best.
  2. Shake off any excess soil.
  3. Fill the insert with some small stones and activated charcoal. If you have purchased a marble or concrete version you can pierce the insert to allow excess water to drain into the base.
  4. Place your plants in the centre, fill with remaining soil and press down lightly.
  5. Add decorative stones or sand to cover the arrangement.
  6. Give the arrangement a misting.
  7. Wipe down the silicon insert and place in the base.