It can be frustrating to not be able to grow lush tropical plants due to your residency in an arid climate. Cue this neat article about terrariums in the Star Phoenix,
Guillaume Blondel says:
"In northern climates like ours, we have a hard time keeping tropical plants. In our dry, heated homes they tend to lose foliage. But in a terrarium, the humidity is always high, and plants flourish."