How do I create a CERA bottle garden? Step-by-step instructions for the CERA series
Before creating your first bottle garden, ask yourself: How much soil do I need? Which drainage is best? Are the plants starting to mold? How do you create the perfect ecosystem so that it works? We have made countless attempts to achieve the perfect service. And to make it easier for others, we've put together a set that, based on our tests, worked best. We would like to share this with you in the following guide.
Carefully pour in the lava gravel from bag A as drainage and distribute it evenly.
Distribute the activated charcoal from bag B evenly over the lava gravel.
Carefully fill in the plant substrate from bag C.
Tip: Please use a pad, e.g. old newspaper, to prevent soiling.
Carefully and evenly compact the plant substrate by hand and then dig out 3 small plant holes (for 2 small plants and moss) on the edge of the glass with your fingers, which are deep down to the lava gravel.
Tip: A sketch prepared beforehand for the arrangement helps.
Take the plants out of the flower pot by pressing them sideways and standing upside down and place them in the holes. Press carefully but firmly on all sides.
Tip: Put the tallest plant in the middle as last as possible so that there is plenty of space in the glass for your hands.
As in steps 4 and 5, two more holes are required for the mini plant or moss, in which these can be inserted. Then compress the plant substrate evenly on all sides with your fingers.
Carefully place the decoration stone on an open area and press it lightly.
Possibly. particularly high shoots of the middle plant can be cut off with scissors.
Tip: For an even distribution, the mini-plant, moss and decorative stone form a triangle around the middle plant.
Use a measuring cup to measure 100 ml of water with little lime (ideally rainwater) and distribute it carefully and evenly in the planter. Then close it with the glass lid and place it in a bright but not sunny place (ideally north or east window).
Distribute decorative gravel from bag D on the visible plant substrate.
After about 2 to 3 days, the moisture is evenly distributed in the soil. Then open the jar again for approx. 24 hours until the superficial moisture has evaporated. Repeat this process until the glass no longer steams up during the day. A slight misting in the morning is normal and shows that the biotope is working well.
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