Flaschengarten – an ecosystem on the shelf

Flaschengarten – ein Ökosystem im Regal - FARBIO® - Nachhaltige Bio-Flüssigdünger aus Hamburg

A bottle garden is a small, self-contained ecosystem that, as the name suggests, consists of a bottle in which plants grow. After the plants have been planted, water them once vigorously and then close the bottle. The plants absorb water through their roots, evaporate it through their leaves and the condensed water collects on the wall of the bottle. The existing water cannot escape and goes through a water cycle again and again. The planting can be designed individually. It is recommended to use tropical plants due to the high humidity.

You can build bottle gardens yourself at home, but you can also buy them. They come in many variations and with different plant species. In this article we will show you beautiful bottle gardens as inspiration.

Colorful patterns

There is black sand on the bottom of the bottle in the bottle garden from @pflanzenimglas . Larger stones lie on the sand and moss can be found as ground cover. This makes the great patterns of the mosaic plants stand out even better. The contrast between the green and the small red leaves captures the viewer's eye. Plants in Glass is a pop up store in Hamburg.

Bottle garden

Small but nice

It doesn't always have to be the biggest glass - sometimes a small glass is enough. This bottle garden from @my_lonely_planet_berlin is something very special. A small hilly landscape was created with moss and stones, on which two white rabbits and a ladybug figure sit. Underneath the layer of soil you can see the colorful sand from the outside, which serves as drainage. This also brings a little color into the garden. You don't always need a lot of plants, just a few moss cushions are enough.

Bottle garden with figures


Special tropical plants can also be used in a bottle garden, such as carnivorous plants. @naturescout.wien did exactly that in this bottle garden. A pitcher plant and a Venus flytrap were used. Just make sure that the right soil is used. There is extra carnivore soil in the garden center, which is more acidic than normal soil. In addition, a lot of moss was used in this bottle garden. It looks like you have your own little swamp at home.

Bottle garden swamp

In this special bottle garden , @verdant.essence hung a piece of wood with a tillandsia using a thin thread. It gives the impression that she is floating in the bottle garden. Otherwise the entire floor is covered with moss. It is kept simple, but this effect makes it very breathtaking.

Bottle garden moss


In the large glass , @fascinating.foreign.foliage worked with a root or a branch. There are many different species planted around it. It looks like a jungle: different types of ferns, mosaic plants and mosses can be seen. Light beige stones were used over the brown earth, which harmonizes very well with the color of the wood.

Bottle garden
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