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Setting up your Sanctuary S

Moss loves a balance of hydration, dappled light and ventilation. With these three things in mind here are some starter tips to create your happy Sanctuary.

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.

 

Condensation is normal and part of the natural process of the closed mossarium.

Spritz weekly or as required. You can gently press down on the moss to feel how much water it is holding too.

If you think the moss is too wet or rotting, open the vents and give some indirect sunlight. Water less.

Moss does well with dappled or indirect sunlight and ventilation. Be sure to lift the lid regularly to check on moisture levels and allow the terrarium gasses to balance.

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.

 

Condensation is normal and part of the natural process of the closed mossarium.

Spritz twice weekly or as required. You can gently press down on the moss to feel how much water it is holding too.

If you think the moss is too wet or rotting, open the vents and give some indirect sunlight. Water less.

Moss does well with dappled or indirect sunlight and ventilation. Be sure to lift the lid regularly to check on moisture levels and allow the terrarium gasses to balance.

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.

 

Condensation is normal and part of the natural process of the closed mossarium.

Spritz 3 times a week or as required. You can gently press down on the moss to feel how much water it is holding too.

If you think the moss is too wet or rotting, open the vents and give some indirect sunlight. Water less.

Moss does well with dappled or indirect sunlight and ventilation. Be sure to lift the lid regularly to check on moisture levels and allow the terrarium gasses to balance.

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.

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.

Condensation is normal and part of the natural process of the closed mossarium but if you think the moss is too wet or rotting, open and give some indirect sunlight. Mist less and regularly give your moss some airflow after your misting routine.

You can gently press down on the moss to feel how much water it is holding. As a general rule spritz weekly or as required.

Moss does well with dappled or indirect sunlight and ventilation. Be sure to lift the lid regularly to check on moisture levels and allow the terrarium gasses to balance.

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.

 

Choose a position for your Sanctuary according to the care instructions from the plant tags and water as recommended. As a general guide, check your plants for watering once a week or water when soil is dry to touch (usually a cup of water is plenty). In hotter months soil can dry out faster in a shallow pot so watering may need to be increased. Regular misting can help maintain a humid environment for plants that require it.

On the contrary, if you notice between waters the soil is still quite damp/dark and the leaves are withering you may be overwatering and you can lengthen time between watering.

At Botanica we pot with bonsai soil but any soil can be used that suits your plants needs. Stay in tune with your Sanctuary by admiring your terrarium daily. Lift the glass to water and prune your plants as needed to maintain a manicured miniature garden.

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.