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Bringing the outdoors indoors

For those who want to know that their carbon dioxide is being converted into oxygen inside the comfort of their own homes (or for those with an affinity for houseplants), your terrarium can serve as a small-scale indoor garden. It’s ideal for those who like a low-maintenance, living centerpiece or a little pop of green hanging around.

What you will need:

  • Glass container of your choice (If you’d like your terrarium to act like a greenhouse, mimicking Earth’s environment by creating condensation from the water that filters through the soil and rocks, choose a container that has a lid or uses only a small opening.)
  • Rocks
  • Activated charcoal
  • Sterilized potting soil
  • Small plants (succulents encouraged)
  • Moss (optional)

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