The idea of a closed terrarium has been around for centuries. We are grateful to the inventor, because glass combines wonderfully with plants: this makes them stand out even more! Best of all, you don't even have to water them, because this Egg creates its own microclimate.
With its feather-light, lace-like leaves, the asparagus setaceus looks like a fern! This ornamental asparagus is therefore one of our favorite plants, which comes into its own beautifully in this closed terrarium.
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DIY – Your mini ecosystem comes as a Do It Yourself package. It contains everything you need and step-by-step instructions to get started.
Exactly how an ecosystem, or also called a terrarium, works is a free chemical process. We explain it here in an easy way! Photosynthesis is a process by which plants can produce oxygen themselves. The water in the soil is absorbed by the roots. After photosynthesis, the leaves of the plants will release the water in the form of water vapor. The water vapor condenses against the glass wall of the pot and then drips to the ground where the water can be absorbed again by the roots. This process continues to repeat itself, just like in nature. Maintenance of the plants is therefore not necessary as they will keep themselves alive.
No maintenance at all?
However, there are a few things to keep in mind with an ecosystem. For example, the right light is essential for the ecosystem. Place your ecosystem in a place with sufficient daylight but never in direct sunlight or near heat sources such as a central heating system or bright spots. Otherwise it will become too hot in the pot and the above process will not work properly.
We also recommend turning the ecosystem a quarter turn every two weeks, so that all plants receive even and sufficient light. With the right conditions, the plants can keep themselves alive for years!
Because the ecosystem creates its own microclimate, you do not have to water the plants. Nevertheless, it can occur on average once every six months that it is necessary to give extra water. Take the soil as a guide to how moist it is in the pot. If the soil feels dry, you can water 5 to 10 cl, depending on the size of your ecosystem.
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Shipping rates within the EU
We offer Free shipping within the Netherlands and Europe when you spend over €50.
Shipping costs for orders under €50:
Netherlands - €3.95
Belgium - €4.95
Germany - €4.95
France - €7.95
Switzerland - €19.95
During the checkout process you can select your carrier yourself. The delivery time depends on the chosen carrier. An overview can be found below.
DHL: Ordered before 23:59, delivered next working day.
Bpost: Ordered before 18:00, shipped the same working day
DHL: Shipped the same working day before 16:00
DHL Ordered before 16:00, shipped the same working day