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Urban Jungle Journal

How to Control Gnats in Your Houseplants

There’s nothing worse than stopping to water your beloved houseplant only to be met with a flurry of insects. Even if you’re the world’s most devoted plant parent, your leafy roommates can sometimes develop unwanted guests.  Of all the potential household pests your plants might attract, fungus gnats are some...

Plant Feature: Bromeliads

There’s no better season than summer to take your plant parenthood to the next level! After all, you deserve a houseplant that reflects all of the warmth of long summer days and the fiery sunsets that follow, a punchy plant that reminds you of summer vacation even after the leaves...

How to Choose the Best Pot for Your Plant

Picking out a pot for your newly purchased houseplant can be just as fun as selecting the next plant to add to your home. At Art Terrarium we’re proud to have all sorts of potting options to fit you and your plant’s needs. From ceramics handmade by Midwestern potters to...

Meet Local Maker Michelle Geneser of ARRA

One of the things we love most about our space is the ability to feature so many incredible artists and makers from around the Midwest. Some of our favorite creatives are even based right here in Des Moines. Michelle Geneser, owner of ARRA (formerly OVER+PRINT), is a talented local marker...

What are Houseplants?

We know there are tons of benefits to having plants in your home. From their mood-boosting properties and ability to improve air quality to the vibrant pops of color they provide, plants are an essential part of your home. By now you’ve probably heard the term houseplant gets tossed around...

How To Gift (And Grow) a Christmas Cacti

This time of year, we get a lot of questions about Christmas Cacti in the shop. And for good reason—they’re a super cute species of cacti that make perfect gifts for the holiday season. Native to the jungles of Brazil, these cacti grow off of trees—making them very different from...

Holiday Client Appreciation Gifts

Send a memorable gift of thanks to the clientele or employees that have supported your endeavors all year long! Art Terrarium has you covered with a selection of fresh holiday gifts for every budget. Order now!

Plants That Will Thrive In Your Bathroom

I’m Allie, and I’ll be learning and sharing about a variety of plant care topics over the next few months on the Urban Jungle Journal. A little about me: I’ve claimed Des Moines as home for over a decade. I love houseplants, dogs, books, dessert, coffee, and tea.  I’m a...

Showing up with Plants

Hey it's Shylah, Art Terrarium Shopgirl, Art Curator, and now Plant Stylist! Plant Stylist is a title I made up to describe a role where I show up with plants for people, and put those plants in places. It involves creative solution finding, incorporating plants into environments, and transforming spaces!

Tillandsia Xerographica

Air plants (Tillandsia) are one of biggest trends for modern gardening, and for good reason. These plants are downright gorgeous and ultra low-maintenance. While they may not quite be able to live on air alone, these soilless plants are a statement wherever they go. Among the air plants, the Xerographica reigns...

Here's What I've Learned: Series Recap

If you’ve killed every green thing under your roof, you can try again and I promise, promise that you can succeed. If you’ve got an urban jungle already, you can keep leveling up. No matter who you are or what you like, your home and your desk and your world can...

Did I Kill My Plants: Daily and Emergency Care

This week, we’re talking about being a plant killer. Yes, I said it. In spite of a rocky plant-care track record, I was pretty sure that “This time would be different” and “I’m much more aware of what I’m doing.” Luckily, I was able to connect with Shylah and ask...