These carefree plants are easy and fun to grow and will thrive in any terrarium. The hardy but delicate viola was cultivated by the Greeks for herbal medicinal use and much later inspired William Shakespeare to write of romance. Known by over 200 names in Europe alone, it is one of the most popular plants. Violas will freely reseed and spread. They like bright light and lots of moisture. Safe for ages 4 and up!
1. Pour soil into terra-cotta planter
2. Add one or two tablespoons of water, and blend with soil until saturated
3. Press soil smooth
4. Place seeds on surface and press into the moistened soil.
5. Add about ½ tablespoon of water if necessary
6. Screw clear terrarium lid into place
7. Place on windowsill
8. Place the terrarium in a southern or eastern exposure
9. Make sure the soil is moist every couple of weeks
10. After removing the top, be sure to keep your plant moist as they will dry out very easily.
The flowers have a very unusual construction that is seen when the flower is picked apart. They are supposed to be responsive to thunder and will weaken and spots will form if exposed to it.