Many terrarium Singapore owners find that they have to deal with mold at some point. There are many reasons for this – terrariums can be difficult to clean, the terrarium may not get enough light, or there could be an excess of moisture in the terrarium.
Mold spores are everywhere and it is impossible to avoid them completely. However, you can take steps to prevent mold from growing in your terrarium! Here are 8 easy tips for dealing with mold in a terrarium! Alternatively, book a terrarium workshop with our professional facilitator for the best terrarium caring tips!
Springtails are beneficial because they eat up all the different types of mold in terrariums and can be bought in terrarium stores.
2. Chamomile Tea
Chamomile tea is known for its ability to kill fungus. If you want to keep mold away from your terrarium, make a pot of chamomile tea and pour it over the terrarium. Let it seep through the terrarium bedding before removing the terrarium lid.
3. Baking Soda
Baking soda has been shown to be effective in killing mold. Sprinkle baking soda over the terrarium then spray with water every few days until all mold growth has been eradicated.
4. Hydrogen peroxide
For terrariums with a lot of mold growth, mix 1 part hydrogen peroxide with 3 parts water and pour this over the terrarium. Let it seep through the terrarium bedding before removing the terrarium lid. Spray every few days with the mixture until all mold growth has been eradicated.
Soak the afflicted sections of terrarium wood in a solution of 1 part household bleach to 9 parts water for 20 minutes. Remove the wood and scrub it with a scrub brush to remove any residue. To rinse away the remnants, submerge the terrarium wood in a solution of equal parts bleach and water.
7. Take it outside and let it air out.
Mould thrives on moisture, so reducing both the humidity and overall water level in the container by opening up a sealed terrarium will help to minimize both.
8. Replace the substrate
If you’re terrarium is constantly getting mold, try re-potting it in a sterile medium. If you suspect that the terrarium base is to blame, using a different terrarium material will also help.
Mold in a terrarium is a tough situation to deal with. Fortunately, here are some terrarium care tips to assist you keep your terrarium healthy! Do you have a mold-removal technique that works for your terraria? We’d love to hear about it if you do.