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Rainforest is a closed top design that loves a minimal watering, dappled light and occasional airflow.
With these three things in mind, here are some starter tips to create your happy Rainforest environment.


Mist moss and soil fortnightly.


Enjoys natural light, not full sun.


Lift the top weekly to wipe down the glass

Setting Up

  1. For original Rainforest, all you need to do is place your piece of moss over the insert and cutre away the edges as per video above.
  2. For Rainforest Mk2, select 2-3 small terrarium plants with similar needs. Imagine each plant simulating the role of either the canopy, understory or shrub layer of the rainforest.
  3. Create a thin drainage layer using activated charcoal and pebbles.
  4. Plan your feature stone placement. Remove plants from pots and arrange into insert around your features. As you hold the plants in position, gently add and compact soil.
  5. Decorate portions of the soil surface with moss and small stones. Leave some areas to check soil moisture. Keep the perimeter free so the glass top can locate.
  6. Mist over the soil with filtered water and place the glass top over your creation.
  7. Choose a position for your Rainforest that has natural light but avoid direct sun. Water sparingly as the environment will hold more water thann an open design.
  8. Stay in tune with your plants by observing your mossarium daily. Enjoy the time it takes to prune and water, be present and your Rainforest plants will reward you with months and years of beauty.

Additional Tips

  • On average a generous misting (half spray bottle) of water a fortnight is more than enough. reduce to monthly as the environment condensates further. keep in a cool in natural light, away from direct heat.

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