A few minutes ago it was posted by the Youtuber Adam Dixon, the video “Bottle Biosphere – How to create your own houseplant terrarium”.
As pubished in the youtube page by Adam Dixon: “Cardiff University students Adam, Federico, Lilyana and Foivos present their concept for the Cardiff Enterprise 2014 Innovation Challenge – the Bottle Biosphere.
Create your own Bottle Biosphere with:
1) A bottle
2) A plant or seeds
5) A safety knife
Save time and money by recycling an old bottle to contain your plant! Some good plants are carnivorous Sundews (feed them dead flies with chopsticks), Orchids, Ferns and Cacti.
Great for the office – use a decorative glass bottle, jar or demijon to house your favorite plant!
Great for the school and parents – teach your children about plants and ecological environments while you make a special bottle bio-garden together with them.
You can even create an aquatic biosphere with an oxygenating plant, some gravel and something for the bugs to feed on (small quantities of fish food for water shrimp for example).
Bottle Biospheres work by:
Containing water and humidity – you wont have to water your plants and they will stay healthy with the recycled water from perspiration.
Keeping a constant temperature – your plant will be insulated from cold breezes and will thrive in a room temperature environment.
Breathing with C02 from the soil – soil decomposes into methane and then C02, so your plant will have good C02 intake.
Nutrients – your soil should contain enough nutrients for the plant, but if you want to grow it bigger you can add dilute fertilizer every year.
If your plant grows to big, you can either prune it and make a bonsai garden, or put it in a bigger bottle! If your plant has a large flower stalk, open your bottle and it will act as a beautiful vase for your flowers – the perfect present for your loved ones!
Seedlings grow well in a bottle biosphere, we also grew sundews (drosera) in a peat/sand mixture and after a year they were 2cm tall.”
You can check the video below: