Ready to set up your Tera?
WHAT YOU'LL NEED:
An unplugged Tera
Large Bowl or Bucket
Glass of water
Don't have a plant yet? Check out our recommended plants here.
First, fill Tera with clay pebbles until Tera's ceramic section is half full. Once completed, you can set Tera aside until Step Five.
Now, it's time to convert your plant from soil to hydroponics.
Please note that it's important to be careful with your plant's roots. Plants with excessive root damage may have a difficult time adjusting to Tera.
Over a large bowl or bucket, gently piece apart soil from your plant's roots. Remove as much soil as possible.
To remove the remaining soil, dip your plant's roots into a cup of water. Repeat until the roots are clean.
Gently untangle and lengthen the roots. Carefully remove all broken roots.
It's likely that your plant is too big for Tera. In order to size your plant, hold it so its roots are centered in the front of Tera. There should be a 1/2" to 1" space between the plant and Tera's rim. If your plant is too big, remove sections of the plant until it is appropriately sized. If you cannot remove portions of your plant, select a smaller sized plant for Tera.
To insert your plant, hold your plant so its roots extend as far as possible into Tera's ceramic section. Then, fill the open spaces around your plant with clay pebbles until Tera is full. Make sure clay pebbles cover the roots on all sides.
Your Tera might look full, but it is not. There are many small spaces throughout the clay pebbles. To settle the clay pebbles, gently tap Tera on all sides. Add more pebbles and repeat until Tera is full.
Fill Tera's removable filter with activated carbon. Insert the removable filter into the back of Tera.
Place your Tera and plug it in.
We recommend putting Tera near a place where you spend a great deal of time: beside your bed, on your desk, or next to your favorite chair.
Fill Tera with water. To do this, slowly water the plant section of Tera from above as you would with any normal plant. Watch the top of Tera's ceramic section. Stop pouring when you see water.
Worried your Tera will overflow? Place Tera on top of a tray or plate.
You're done! Time to step back, snap a picture, enjoy your work, and breathe fresher air!
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