How to plant cacti in mason jars

Plant in a jar: instructions and suitable plant species

It is clear that not every plant species likes to be planted in a jar. It is also clear that the plants must not be too big. In general, many different green plants are suitable. Flowering plants are mostly unsuitable. The reason: As soon as the flowers have faded, they have to be removed. This can be problematic from a technical point of view. At the same time, you endanger the ecosystem with mold and other fungal spores. We have compiled suitable plant species for you below:

  • Succulents and cactiSucculents and cacti store water in their roots and thick leaves. Therefore the plants are very easy to care for. In addition, most succulents absorb carbon dioxide overnight. This makes them particularly suitable for a good room climate in the bedroom.
  • Small-sized ball cacti such as mammillaria, milkweed plants, tillandsias and succulents such as lithops, echeverias or aloe are recommended.
  • Ferns Ferns are also quite easy to care for. The plants can be bright or shady, but should not be exposed to direct sunlight. They also like high humidity and warmth.
  • Always use indoor ferns, such as sword fern (particularly easy to care for), nest fern, lady's hair fern, antler fern or pelle fern.
  • Orchids Mini orchids are also ideal for the glass. They take up little space and can therefore be cultivated in a glass vessel without any problems. Orchids like a bright, not directly sunny window seat. Phalaenopsis, Dendrobium and Oncidium are particularly suitable.
  • Other suitable plantsSubtropical green plants can also be cultivated well in a glass. These include small begonias, tradeskantien, bobbed and single-leaf. Carnivorous Plants Butterwort, sundew, pitcher plants and the Venus flytrap also feel right at home in such a biotope. Also Mosses you can plant. A very special tip are also Species from the aquarium hobby.