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Make Your Own Xerisphere


If the idea of a terrarium sounds appealing, but you’re not sure if you have the time to care for one, the writers of the new book Planting Designs for Cactus & Succulents have one word for you—Xerispheres. Consisting of succulents and low-water plants, these dry terrariums allow you to enjoy the elegant look of a terrarium without all of the fuss.


Unlike terrariums that contain tropical plants and require consistent humidity, Xerispheres need very little water, which is why the authors coined the term that comes from the Greek word xeros, meaning dry. Set your Xerisphere in a sunny window and watch it thrive with very little care.


Written by Sharon Asakawa and John Bagnasco, Planting Designs for Cactus & Succulents contains a chapter on how to create your own spellbinding Xerispheres.





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