Taking care

Nurturing a wardian is easy as pie, and it can live up to one year. A great perk of owning a wardian, is that it doesn’t need watering – you can just let nature do it’s magic. We do have a few practical tips. For one, make sure to keep your wardian in a space at a constant room temperature and keep it hidden from direct sunlight.

It’s perfectly normal for your wardian to become a little condensated. If you’re worried about excess condensation, move the wardian to a different spot. Another easy fix is to slightly open the lid. The mist will disappear within a few days. Be careful not to open it too widely as this may cause dehydration. If that’s the case, put the lid back on for a few days. If puddles of water appear in your wardian, simply remove the excess water and slightly open the lid.

Told you: easy as pie!

Enjoy your tiny piece of nature in space.


  1. There are insects inside my Wardian, what should I do?

In most cases having insects in your Wardian isn’t a problem for the plants inside. When you think the insects will cause damage to your plants or if you just don’t like the insects being in there, just carefully take them out. If it is a flying insect, open the lid until it flies out.

  1. There is fungus inside my ecosystem, what should I do?

Don’t panic! Fungus sometimes occurs in the Wardians, just like it does in nature. This will resolve itself after a while. If you just don’t like the fungus, try to remove it carefully. Is a plant completely moldy? then it’s best to remove it completely.

Use gloves and kitchen paper to avoid spreading the fungus.

  1. The plant is losing leaves, what should I do?

Most likely it has too little light. Consider relocating your ecosystem with more sunlight (not outside, of course). Beware! It doesn’t like direct sunlight, since it will rise the temperature inside your Wardian too much.  

  1. There is a lot of condensation in my Wardian, what should I do?

If your Wardian isn’t always transparent, due to condensation, it means the temperature outside and inside the pot differs. Usually it happens in the morning when it is cooler in the room than in the vase. Don’t worry. If you want to do something about it, leave the ecosystem open overnight until the excess water has evaporated. Or carefully clean the vase from the inside with a tissue.

Consider relocating your ecosystem with more sunlight (not outside, of course).