Today, I’d like to introduce you to an amazing young lady who is running her own Terrarium business, and she has the passion to go far with it!
Can you tell our readers a little bit about yourself?
A little bit about myself! Hmmm… Let’s think? I am 11, and I will be 12 in November. I am home-schooled, and I have been my whole life! I love it, and I don’t know anything different. I figure skate three times a week, and I absolutely adore it. It’s one of my passions in life. I have a great family that supports me in all that I do. My little sister, Yve is also very patient while mom and I work on my Terrarium business.
“That’s awesome Jessica! Thanks for sharing and taking the time to answer the questions below! It is very impressive that you have your own eco-friendly business at your age! Way to go!!! So, let’s get to it! Let’s chat about your Business…”
Tell us about your Terrarium business!
My terrarium business is called Blessings From The Earth, which is a name I came up with myself. Terrariums are living indoor gardens usually in a glass vessel. I have been in business for about 6 months. I provide a variety of tropical, succulents and air plants. I do mini to large pieces varying in price from $10.00 – $80.00.
Why did you start making Terrariums?
I started going to the market and saw a booth that sold terrariums. It had a make your own shelf, so I decided to make one. Then I started making them as a hobby, and realized how much I loved it. I wanted to make more, but I soon realized that I couldn’t keep them all for myself! A lady helped me with where to get supplies, and I set up a room along with a website so I could sell them. Since then, I have been doing markets, and my business is growing.
How easy are Terrariums to maintain?
Depending on the plant; succulents are the easiest to care for, 1 to 2 tablespoons of water per plant per week and they require no trimming.
Next are the Tropical’s; they require 1/2 of a cup of water per week, and depending on the tropical it needs trimming to keep its size and shape.
Lastly, there are Air plants; and you can spray them if they are not in a vessel. Although, if they are in a vessel, it is best to drizzle some water over the rocks and then it evaporates into the space. You would do this once a week. If you are going to spray them, two to three sprays per week.
Do you ever host workshops on how to make them?
No workshops yet, but I am open to possibilities. I hope to host a workshop someday.
What would you tell other young entrepreneurs who are wanting to build a business of their own?
I would tell them to do what they are passionate about, and often that means having your own business.
What is something you do daily that is great for the environment?
We are big recyclers.
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