Soil and Substrate

Black Lava Sand for Terrariums and Bonsai - Premium Lava Sand - Perfect Moisture-Retaining Soil Amendment - Decorative and Functional

$5.59 $6.99


  • Details
    Introducing our Premium Black Lava Sand, an essential addition to any terrarium enthusiast or bonsai artist's toolkit. Sourced from North America's finest volcanic landscapes, our black lava sand is not just a decorative element but a vital component for creating the perfect environment for your moss, terrarium plants, and bonsai.

    Our black lava sand boasts a striking deep color that adds a dramatic and elegant contrast to the lush green of mosses and the varied hues of terrarium plants. It’s an ideal choice for those looking to enhance the aesthetic appeal of their mini-ecosystems.

    Key Benefits:

    Moisture Retention: Lava sand's porous nature allows it to absorb and retain moisture effectively. This quality is especially beneficial for mosses that thrive in damp environments. It ensures that your moss and other humidity-loving terrarium plants have access to the moisture they need to flourish.

    Aeration: Our lava sand helps in aerating the soil, preventing compaction, and promoting healthy root growth. This makes it an excellent soil amendment for bonsai, helping to create an ideal growing environment.

    Drainage: While retaining necessary moisture, lava sand also aids in drainage, ensuring that your plants are not waterlogged. This balance between moisture retention and drainage is crucial for the health of terrarium plants and bonsai.

    Natural Nutrient Source: Slowly releasing essential minerals, this sand provides a long-term nutrient boost to your plants, promoting vibrant growth and vitality.

    Versatility: Whether you're using it as a top layer for aesthetic purposes or mixing it into your soil blend for its functional benefits, our black lava sand is versatile and easy to use.

    Each order comes in a convenient, resealable bag containing enough black lava sand to meet the needs of several projects.

    Transform your terrariums and bonsai into vibrant, thriving ecosystems with our Premium Black Lava Sand. Add it to your collection today and experience the perfect blend of beauty and functionality!

    Please Note: Our Premium Black Lava Sand predominantly features black granules, accented with natural brown and red lava sand for an authentic, earthy appearance. The sand may contain some moisture, demonstrating its high-quality absorbent properties.
  • Shipping & Policies

    Shipping from United States

    Processing time

    1-2 business days

    Customs and import taxes

    Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

    Payment Options

    Secure options
    • Accepts Etsy gift cards

    Returns & Exchanges

    I gladly accept returns and exchanges

    Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery

    Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery

    I don't accept cancellations

    But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

    The following items can't be returned or exchanged

    Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

    • Custom or personalized orders
    • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
    • Digital downloads
    • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)

    Conditions of return

    Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

  • Reviews

    Reviews (8)


    I got this to use in my shrimp tank to cap the aqua soil. It looks beautiful and I know it will be a great surface for beneficial bacteria to grow and for the shrimp to harvest biofilm to eat. The seller was super helpful answering my questions and responded very quickly! Shipping was on time as well. Super pleased with this stuff and definitely plan to order some for future aquarium and terrarium substrates!

    These people are the bomb,great products and customer service, thanks y'all

    This will be perfect my terrarium. Beautiful black sand.

    Thank you so much for the speedy delivery! Decided to reorder the Black Lava Sand because it worked very well on my other plants when I added it to their soil! I have some plants that are dormant now and will add it to their soil on the Spring when they reawaken to revitalize them! Thanks again Green Mountain Moss! YOU ROCK!! Marnita Fair πŸ˜πŸ‘

    GreenMountainMoss ROCKS!!! Not only did I receive the Black Lava Sand in a timely manner, it also had the best texture! I added it to the soil of a plant that I had to repot and the plant perked up! Will definitely be ordering more! Thanks! Marnita Fair 😁