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Bottle Terrariums




It's easy to see why the popularity of succulents has skyrocketed in recent years. The plants look modern and require little maintenance -- just several hours of sun and not too much water. To showcase their beauty at home, go beyond the terra-cotta pot with this display idea.


  • Cactus soil
  • Clean glass bottle
  • Succulents
  • Chopsticks


  1. Step 1

    Sprinkle an inch of cactus soil in a clean glass bottle.

  2. Step 2

    Divide the succulents into single-stem plantlets, each with roots.

  3. Step 3

    Using chopsticks, place the plantlets in the bottle one at a time. Use the chopsticks again to nestle each plantlet into the soil.

  4. Step 4

    Once the plants are situated, keep them indoors and out of direct sunlight. These desert plants require only a drop of water every two weeks or so.

Martha Stewart Living, June 2012



Reviews (3)

  • Jess 24 Jun, 2012

    What a wonderful idea! This would be a great way for us to have cat-proof house plants.

  • Kay 24 Jun, 2012

    The environment in the bottle is not humid because the bottles are not sealed, Giving the plants a drop of water every two weeks, the succulents will stay happy for a long time if cared for properly. Succulents are the perfect plant for open terrariums. Google succulent terrariums. This is a hobby of mine.

  • katypooh 24 Jun, 2012

    Succulents won't survive very long in such a humid atmosphere. This should be a temporary table deco then plant your succulents in pots and be careful not to overwater.