In the series of pictures on the left, a potential
planting site is chosen on a slab of cork bark. The depression in the
bark will make a good pocket for the root ball of the plant (a bromeliad)
that will be attached to it.
Four holes are drilled, two on either side
of the planting site. Wire is looped through the holes, with the ends
emerging from the same side of the bark so that they can be twisted
The plant's roots are wrapped with live green
moss, then the root ball is positioned in the planting site. The ends
of the wire are twisted together firmly to hold the plant in place,
and the ends may be clipped off if they look too conspicuous.
After all the plants are arranged, the panel
can be hung on the wall of the terrarium, perhaps by a hook glued to
the wall. Moisten the panels regularly, and the plants will quickly
root themselves into the material.