A Jungle in a Bottle, Anyone?

By Alexander Fernandez

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Ever seen mosses and ferns inside a laboratory flask, and done a double take? What you would have been observing was a self-sustaining enclosed ecosystem – better known as terrariums.In essence, terra means “land” in Latin, while the suffix -arium refers to a receptacle. Together, they denote “enclosed earth” – miniature ecosystems in sealed vessels.Terrariums are unique indoor jungles that vary according to individual ingenuity. To ensure its survivability indoors, primitive plants such as ferns and mosses are often used...

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Alexander Fernandez

is a budding plant enthusiast, feline fanatic, Netflix junkie and gaming buff. He hopes to one day travel to Japan.