IKEA’s Glass Houses

The terrarium goes mainstream with IKEA’s mini-greenhouses.

Lately we’ve featured a number of table-top mini-environments for the keen urban green-fingered, particularly for those with more enthusiasm than outdoor space. There’s the lawn table, felt plant podsDIY terrariums and now this latest offering from none other than IKEA, at whom we’ve admittedly thrown some proverbial rocks.

Made from steel, this clever little hothouse provides the perfect environment for delicate seedlings to sprout and for bijou plants to flourish. It measures 35x45x22 cm and weighs less than 4kg.

The simple, flexible design allows you to open the roof so that air can circulate, when the summer heat is making your greenery sweat. The price, on the other hand, won’t: $19.99.

Fiona Flores Watson

Fiona Flores Watson covers Places & Spaces for EcoSalon and currently resides in Seville, Spain.