The word itself seems confusing and mystifying when we talk about the Terrarium Workshop Singapore in public. there are many people who haven’t heard this word at all or have heard it for the very first time in their life. there are people who do not have much idea or information about it and they end up with a lot of queries in their mind.
The word terrarium was first used in the late 1800s and it is derived from the word aquarium. By substituting the word terrarium, we get terra and ‘rium’, in Latin the word terra means land and the word ‘rium’ signifies a place. It’s much more like an aquarium, in an aquarium, it is fish and water but, in a terrarium, it is land and plants. A terrarium is generally a mini-man-made setup for plants in an enclosed sealed glass. The glass contains soil and plants and it’s a transparent glass through which you can see your plants.
A terrarium is quintessential for the people who love plants but they live in big cities or do not have enough place or proper atmospheric conditions. So, the terrarium serves as a beautiful choice to be around plants.
How the terrarium first came into existence?
The discovery of the terrarium was completely fortuitously, it was unintentional and happened by chance by a botanist named Dr. Nathaniel Bagshaw-Ward. In the Victorian era, the people of London had great love and passion for exotic plants and ferns in those days. But in those days, it was not easy to keep a plant because of the atmosphere present there. because of his discovery, he found out that a humidity-loving plant can grow inside an enclosed jar, and hence the terrarium came into existence. It helped the people of London to keep decorative plant items without being affected by the salty sea air.
For people who love plants and greenery around them. A terrarium serves as a fantastic option for them. As it can be even made in small glass bottles and jars. And apart from just being a prepossessing and charming decorative item. They will look adorable if you set them to your workplaces, office desks, or at your home.
How the terrariums actually work?
The working of the terrarium is a simple science which we all have studied in our 7th or 8th-grade book. We can say it is a mini plant ecosystem that happens inside a glass-enclosed container. It’s like a water and carbon cycle, the way in the natural ecosystem the evaporation takes place because of the warmth of the sun and then the condensation happens to cool the atmosphere. The same process takes place inside the little glass container, it’s like a whole mini-ecosystem present inside the four glass walls. But it does have a trial-and-error case as it may not apply to each and every plant in the world. An enclosed glass container terrarium may be reactive to various changes such as light and temperature just like how it happens in our real ecosystem. But one can achieve their desired terrarium and be successful in making one by following the required guidelines.