Instead of soil, I have used crystal soil as the growing medium for this tabletop garden – Ocean Breeze. Crystal soil makes good home decorations. It involves no dirt, is pest free, and easy in maintenance. And with food coloring, you can make the clear crystal soil beans in any color you want.
I have used many marbles and stones in different sizes and shapes for this tabletop garden.
I bought this pot of palm for HKD 20 (around USD 2.50), and there were like 10 small palm plants
Before potting the plant in the garden container with crystal soil, I first needed to wash away the dirt and clean the roots of the plant. Check here to find out how to pot a plant with crystal soil.
I had to be extra careful when cleaning the roots of the nerve plants. The roots were very thin and holding onto the soil pretty tight. It took me quite some time and patience to free the roots from the dirt.
Want to make this tabletop garden? Check out the post – The Remake of Tabletop Garden – Ocean Breeze