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Takeaway Terrarium Activated Charcoal


Activated Charcoal has become an essential component for us when making Terrariums. Charcoal has exceptional powers of absorption; as water travels around the Terrarium through its cycle, the charcoal becomes a natural and effective adsorbent of gases and toxins, keeping your plants healthy and deterring the growth of any algae or mould.
Place a layer between your stones and compost to keep a healthy Terrarium.

Charcoal is one of the most abundant elements on earth. The most common forms of charcoal are coal, coconut shell, wood, peat and lignite. This charcoal is made from coconut shells. No trees are damaged in the process, and the husks are not a food-source.

We often get asked what makes the charcoal 'activated', the process of activating the charcoal happens when the shells are burnt and compressed at such a high temperature that they open up to produce a huge surface area for a very small volume, meaning a small amount of Charcoal can absorb a miraculously high amount of toxins. The typical surface area of 1g of activated charcoal is between 800 - 1000 m2!

We sell 100g pots.



Planted in London

All our terrariums are planted by hand in our London Terrariums studio on Bethnal Green Road. We hand select all the plants and carefully plant and landscape to suit the glass vessel ensuring every terrarium is unique.

We will hand-select the best terrariums for you when you buy online, or pop into store to choose your own terrarium.