Our terrariums can be categorised into 4 different options; closed, open, geometric and hanging terrariums. Each one can add a touch of colour, vibrancy and nature to your home or work place and bring your space back to its natural roots. Interested in creating your own miniature ecosystem? Then take a look at some of our terrarium guides to best figure out the shape, size and features of your terrariums.

Which type of terrarium are you looking for?

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What are terrariums?

Terrariums are commonly used for housing small plants and ecosystems, with the potential for introducing small amphibians and reptiles also. There are many types of different terrariums including, open, closed, hanging, geometric and more. People often mistake terrariums for vivariums or palladariums, however the key features of a terrarium are often that they are small to medium sized clear glass containers that house either plants or life.


What are they?


Terrariums are generally smaller than palladariums and vivariums as the inhabitants tend to be much smaller in size. Although they can be used to house animals, they are more commonly used for keeping house plants such as air plants and other low maintenance species.


What are they?


Palladariums are a split of both water and land, normally being an even 50/50 ratio. They usually consist of both fish and land based creatures such as frogs, lizards and even ant colonies.


What are they?


Vivariums are generally larger structures that hold some of the larger reptiles that the typical terrarium cannot. This can include snakes, scorpions and larger lizards such as bearded dragons. Vivariums are desert/ dry style living containers.

Which type of terrarium should I get?

For a lot of people it can be hard to figure out which type of terrarium is best to start with, so here at TerrariumWorld we have categorised each style into a beginner, intermediate and veteran level of experience in terrarium care. If youre just starting out then it would be best to start with a beginner terrarium with overall less maintenance needed.

Beginner level terrariums

The terrariums listed are below are generally much easier to maintain and care for than their more difficult counterparts. When starting out, the below should be your no.1 choice.

Intermediate level terrariums

If you have some experience in caring for terrariums then the below will be your next step. Having previous experience and knowledge will help with the more demanding ecosystems.

Veteran level terrariums

Having built a number of terrariums in the past the below will be your next steps in terrarium care. This will require a lot of attention and will take all of your knowledge and experience to maintain.


We also supply a variety of guides for your terrariums, including the best plants to use, terrarium care, lighting for your terrarium and more.