The Ellias Trap Terrarium


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The Ellias Trap Terrarium namesake is John Ellias, a naturalist and member of The Royal Society of London. Ellias was an early pioneer in the use of terrariums to transport exotic plants. Although Dr. Nathaniel Bagshaw Ward is credited with the invention of the modern terrarium; John Ellias discussed the use of terrariums in 1770, in his book "Directions for Bringing Over Seeds and Plants, from the East Indies and Other Distant Countries, in a State of Vegetation", which bested Dr. Ward by over 60 years. Although he never quite got the recognition he deserved, we have honored him here with our smallest terrarium. Poor Ellias; however, he would go on to discover the Venus Fly Trap. The Ellias Trap Terrarium features a pyramid hip roof and a repeating geometric triangular pattern.

Content + Care

  • 5" W x 5" L x 11" H
  • Made in Detroit


              • All LeadHead Terrariums are made to order by LeadHead Glass
              • LeadHead Terrariums are not included in any free shipping promotions that Pure Detroit offers
              • Shipping is $20 per terrarium to ensure safety of glass
              • Terrariums are shipped via FedEx from Leadhead. Delivery is expected 2-3 weeks after the purchase.

              LeadHead Glass Terrariums are handcrafted out of reclaimed glass and wood from deconstructed homes in Detroit. We model our terrariums after 19th century Wardian Cases, with an updated design. The Wardian case was originally used to transport exotic plants around the globe, and is an ideal environment to raise your own miniature garden in!

              LeadHead Glass Terrariums are as unique as the glass and wood it comes from. Each one is made using responsibly sourced materials from hand deconstructed homes. Our commitment is to recycle and reuse our local resources by creating fine American-crafted terrariums.