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Bottle Terrariums

Showcase the beauty of succulent plants with a glass-bottle terrarium -- no green thumb required.

Source: Martha Stewart Living, June 2012


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

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

  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. 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.

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