Botanica Sanctuary Care Instructions

    Setting up your Sanctuary S (Silicon) Video


     
    1. Collect your piece of beautiful moss or purchase some from the shop. 
    2. Cut it or gently break apart to fit the base, approximately 7cm diameter (Some overhang is fine.)
    3. Place it over the base and gently tuck in the edges.
    4. Mist the moss to lush it up (You can add a splash of water in the base if the moss is dry).
    5. Place the lid.
    6. Manage the environment further by opening side ventilation when necessary.
    Care: Use water and your microfibre bag to clean the lid.  Do not use any chemicals to clean Sanctuary parts.
    Moss and Stone Gardens have a great article on how to collect moss

    Setting up your Sanctuary S (Marble + Concrete) Video


     

    Maintenance


    Your Sanctuary will mostly look after itself. All you need to do is:

    Mist every few days or when moss is looking dry.
    If moss is damp and you notice any discolouration in the foliage keep the air vent open and move to an area with a little more light for a while (avoid direct sunlight).
    Moss does go through cycles of its own depending on the variety so join our mailing list for regular info and updates.
    most of all… enjoy!

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      Caring for Concrete

      Your Concrete Sanctuary will absorb more water than the other materials available so keep an eye on it and spray regularly. The advantage of concrete is that it keeps the moss very cool, like a temperate rainforest and absorbs a bit of water in the concrete too. Sanctuary cork pad protects your tabletop.


      Caring for Marble

      Marble is a naturally porous material so some discolouration is expected. Avoid harsh chemicals to clean your Sanctuary base. Use warm soapy water and embrace the imperfections.

       

      Setting up your Sanctuary M  


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      SANCTUARY M Rainforest


      1. Collect your piece of beautiful moss.
      2. Cut it or gently break apart to fit the insert, approximately 12cm in diameter. Some overhang is fine.
      3. Place it over the insert and gently tuck in the edges. You can rub your finger around the serrated edge to break the moss apart.
      4. Mist the moss to lush it up (You can add a splash of water in the reservoir if the moss is dry).
      5. Place the insert into the base.
      6. Place the top.
      7. Press down glass top gently to form a tight seal.

       

      Moss and Stone Gardens have a great article on how to collect moss

       

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      SANCTUARY M Temperate

      1. Collect your plants, 2 small terrarium plants will work best (see here for plant ideas)
      2. Shake off any excess soil.
      3. Fill the insert with some small stones and activated charcoal. If you have purchased a marble or concrete version you can pierce the insert to allow excess water to drain into the base.
      4. Place your plants in the centre, gently press down soil around the plants.
      5. Add any large decorative stones, this may also help hold the plants in place.
      6. Smaller stones and moss can help to cover any remaining area.
      7. Give the arrangement a good misting.
      8. Ensure stones are not protruding over the edge where the glass will rest and wipe down the silicon insert.
      9. Place insert into the base
      10. Gently locate and place the glass top.
      Care: Use water and your microfibre cloth to clean the lid. 
      Do not use any chemicals to clean Sanctuary parts.