AIR 30 Terrarium - 30 litre
biOrb AIR’s ‘functional beauty’ uses technology to overcome all the problems associated with antiquated terrariums. It allows you to enjoy looking after and looking at your plants - not struggle to keep them.
A fully-automated terrarium
Replicates the natural conditions found under the tropical forest canopy, temperate and arid conditions.
Daylight, air movement and humidity are replicated to create the perfect growing environment for your plants.
Arranged in a circular-pattern the 6 LED lights emit the perfect output to encourage natural growth and prevent plants bending towards a single light source. Includes an automatic 24-hour cycle, simulating sunrise, day, sunset and night.
The terrarium senses when the humidity drops and gently mists and circulates air.
Made from acrylic.
10 times stronger than glass, 50% lighter and has a 93% transparency rating.
The Coir compost supplied with your biOrb AIR isn’t just great for your plants ... it’s great for our planet too. Coir compost is made from coconut husks – a waste product from the coconut industry. Unlike traditional peat moss, Coir is a plentiful and sustainable resource.
The capillary matting (provided) gently draws water up from a small water reservoir in the base, providing constant hydration and preventing plant roots from rotting.
Made from PP (PET and viscose), a traditional capillary mat combining good capillary action and plenty of water storage capacity for sub-irrigation.
Water level indicator.
Discreet and easy to read.
Coir compost x 1
Planting tray x 1
Humidimist x 1 bottle
24V Transformer x 1
|40 cm / 15.75 in.
|46 cm / 18 in.
You can grow so many different varieties of plants in your biOrb AIR.
These can loosely split into 5 groups:
1. Foliage plants
Lots to choose from. Foliage plants are usually quite robust, low-level and slow growing.
You might like to consider:
Fittonia Skeleton bicolour
A stunning colour combination of a bright green leaf with red veins. Plant in small groups. Will spread but remains low growing.
Has narrower leaves and remains quite small. Best planted in small groups.
A citrus colour with wider leaves. This Fittonia can grow slightly larger.
White veins on a dark green leaf. Low growing with a spreading habit. Plant in small groups.
Vibrant green, round leaves. Works well for ground cover and infill. Like to creep with new growth being a brighter green.
Has dark green, striped, angular leaves. Good for ground cover and can be used as a feature plant.
The leaves form discs around the stems. Grows with a tumbling habit.
The range of Peperomias is very extensive and varied - there’s a wide choice of leaf colours and shapes.
Ball / Pillow Moss
Use in groups or form into a larger single piece. Makes a nice edging detail. Good for creating a Japanese garden look.
2. Feature Plants
Larger plants but still slow growing. Use to create a focal point in your biOrb AIR, or for background.
Grows with some roots - aerial roots – exposed, enhancing their ‘jungle’ like quality. Should be pruned periodically to maintain size and shape.
Adiantum raddianum Fragrans (Maiden Hair Fern)
A small growing attractive plant with vibrant green leaves.
Adiantum tenerum Scutum Roseum
The new growth of this fern has a pink tinge.
Very fine bright green foliage, held from delicate branches forming many layers.
Asplenium antiquum (Birds-nest fern)
A slow growing plant with attractive bright green strap like leaves.
Cryptanthus mixed (red)
Small growing with irregular, spiny leaves. Can produce small flowers in the centre of the plant. Often develops side shoots which grow into new plants.
Available in various shapes and sizes. Grow close to the ground and can be as small as 3 inches tall.
Small growing with pink / purple flushed leaves. Can be grown in soil or on branches (epiphytically).
Orchids are the most diverse spe- cies of plant on the planet. And are mostly found in tropical rain forests. Orchids either grow on the ground of as a parasite on trees (epiphytically).
A small variety ideal for your biOrb AIR. Grows epiphytically so should be planted with the roots semi exposed. Can be made to reflower.
The plant has a rambling growth habit and leaves which are round on one side but flat on the other (semi-terete). Grows epiphytically or in free draining substrate. Produces a single, red-orange flower. Can be made to re-flower.
Miniature fan shaped plants with leaves about 4cm long and 1cm wide. Well grown plants fre- quently flower all year. The attractive, pleasant smelling, yellow and purple flowers are held away from the plant.
A miniature plant with leaves arranged in a fan shape. Produces a succession of yellow flowers held away from the plant.
Compact with a creeping habit.
A true miniature with delicate white & brown flowers and grass like leaves.
Commonly known as ‘air plants’. Tillandsia mostly grow without soil as parasites on trees or other plants (epiphytically) - they don’t cause any harm to their host.
Has a tall bract sprouting from a cluster of leaves. The bract changes from green to bright pink when the plant flowers. Each flower is purple and has three petals. Petals may not last long, but the bract remains pink for many weeks.
Perfect for your biOrb AIR, this plant has long, grassy looking leaves.
Tillandsia Ionantha Rubra
Small plant producing a dense rosette of green leaves which take on a vivid red hue around flowering. Blooms are neon violet.
Tillandsia Brachycaulos x Abdita (with red floral tint)
Starts life with velvet like soft, dense green leaves. Colour changes to beautiful hues of pink and cardinal red as it starts to emit purple, pink, and yellow blooms.
Small with many, very fine leaves in rosette.
Tillandsia Ionantha Fuego
Makes up for its small size with its intensely neon red colouration around flowering time. Blooms are deep, velvety purple.
Tillandsia Tricolor Melanocrater
Gets its name from its multi-coloured flower stems. Elegant long, stiff leaves turn almost entirely red around flowering season.
5. Carnivorous plants
Many species of carnivorous plants flourish in a biOrb AIR. But do remember they need insects for food.
Dionaea muscipula (Venus fly trap)
Probably the most famous carnivorous plant. Trap closes when an insect touches several of the small hairs on the inside. Traps only activate 3-4 times before turning black and dying.
Drosera Aliceae (Honey dew plant)
Leaves are covered with hairs, each one having a sticky dew drop to trap insects.
Has bright green leaves arranged in a circle. Produces a succession of purple flowers held aloft on stems. Flowers exude a sticky sap to attract and ensnare insects.
A ‘pitcher’ plant which comes in a variety of colours and sizes. Insects are attracted to the mouth of the pitcher where they slip and fall inside.
Heliamphora nutans x heterdoxa
Small with bright green pitchers reaching ap- proximately 10cm high.
The biOrb AIR 30 is also suitable for Semi-Arid plants such as;
Euphorbia lactea compacta