When I first set eyes on Botanica's range of terrariums I recognised something very special - that exceptional, and rare, perfect synthesis of ideas, design, materials, and manufacture. Its founder, South Australian Lesley Williams, has an obsessive love of rainforest and the rolling moss landscapes of Japanese gardens - challenging if you hail from the arid environment of South Australia, so 'bottling' the experience was the only answer. A successful Kickstarter campaign later, and Botanica's exquisitely designed terrariums (all made from recyclable materials, with the mini terrarium actually made of recycled materials) now bring that temperate and tropical rainforest experience into your daily life.
Designed in Australia by Simon Zappia & Lesley Williams, Sanctuary M Rainforest is a medium size, cloche style mossarium for indoor use, presenting a Ø150mm piece of moss. Includes
- glass closed top
- silicon insert
- watering mister
- microfiber cleaning
- retail gift packaging
Moss sold separately
Set up: (Moss insert)
Place moss piece over the grey insert, tuck in around the perimeter and gently break away any excess. No soil is required. Mist lightly with rainwater and place glass top. Choose a cool position for your Sanctuary that has ample natural light but is out of direct sunlight.
Care: Watering schedules will vary, the aim is to ensure a hydrating environment but never saturated. The shape of the moss insert ensures your moss isn’t sitting in water. Once Sanctuary is creating beads of condensation, it will benefit from brief periods with the lid off to balance terrarium gasses and provide airflow.
Observe: Moss receives nutrients through its tiny leaves. As condensation develops naturally, the moisture will hydrate the moss foliage and begin to drip from the conical profile. Look out for the effects of air-conditioning or the changing seasons and stay in tune with your Sanctuary by reading condensation cues and admiring your moss daily.