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Hydroponics is a subset of gardening in which plants are grown only in water. Terrariums are enclosed ecosystems for raising plants. Elegantly combining the two is “[ 10¹² ] TERRA,” a new brand started by Daisuke Tsumanuma and Kenichi Yamada. “The name of the brand…was inspired by the number of cells produced per day (10¹²). We started this brand to create products that mirror the constant changes of life, full of new discovery.”

The minimal casing creates the perfect environment for observing the growth of your plant and its roots – something that conventional terrariums don’t do. And the clever structure lets you easily replace water as soon as it gets murky.

Although cacti and succulents usually grow in dry soil, they can also be grown hydroponically. In fact, this method allows nutrients to be controlled more precisely, contributing to greater vigor and health for the plant.  Unsure about using Hydro Terra? Here are a few simple steps to guide you:

  1. Take the cactus or succulent out of the pot and gently wash away the soil
  2. If you like, trim some of the roots to match the size of your Terra Hydro
  3. Next, place the plant in the center of the trellis (metal grid) on the upper part of the container
  4. Fill the bottom part with water so that the roots are partially submerged
  5. That’s it. Change the water whenever it gets dirty, which won’t be very often due to the plant’s natural purification abilities