10 Most Preferred Plants For Terrarium

Plants For Terrarium

Choosing terrarium plants is quite difficult, as there is an array of incredible ones, which will look divine and flourish in terrariums. In an enclosed terrarium, the plants do not need water and can grow very well for years even with minimal care.

Here Are 10 Most Preferred Plants For Terrarium:

Artillery Fern

This plant belongs to the Pilea family. They are delicate and have an interesting texture. The plant grows well in warm humid environment and bright or medium light.

Artillery Fern

Hypoestes or Polka Dot Plant

This plant comes in silver, red and pink varieties. The plant likes indirect, bright light and must be pinched back in case they get spindly or grow too tall.

Hypoestes or Polka Dot Plant

Golden Pothos Vine

This plant looks magnificent in a terrarium.  This indestructible houseplant grows well in the controlled atmosphere of a terrarium. Avoid over-watering the plant. Keep it in indirect bright light. It propagates easily by rooting stems in water. Prune it, to avoid the plant becoming unruly.

Golden Pothos Vine

Red-Veined Prayer

The stunning Red-Veined prayer prefers indirect, medium light. The plant likes warm environment, so avoid keeping the terrarium in a cold place.

Red-Veined Prayer


Baby’s Tears

This small plant is known by several names such as angel’s tears, Pollyanna vine etc.  This moss like creeping plant consists of threadlike stems, which has small apple green, kidney shaped leaves.

Baby’s Tears

Button Fern

The plant grows well even with little care. The round, leathery and small leaves grow on thin stems. The plant grows quickly, but it stays small. It needs bright and indirect light in winter and subdued light during summer.

Button Fern

Watermelon Peperomia

Peperomia argyreia features beautiful silver and green variegated leaves. When planted in moist conditions, the plant grows to about 6 – 8 inches.

Watermelon Peperomia

Creeping Fig

Ficus Primula or Creeping Fig has variegated, small heart-shaped leaves, which makes a stunning addition to any kind of terrarium. This perennial vine can be used to creep on structures or use it for large terrariums. The plant prefers indirect bright light, but tolerates shade as well.

Creeping Fig

Crotons

This plant gives a colourful touch to the terrariums. The thick, shiny leaves come in wide array of shapes and colors. Crotons prefer bright light, so it is great for growing in open jars.

Crotons

Aluminum Plant

This plant is native to Vietnam, it likes medium or low light and warm climate. The leaves have iridescent white markings. The plant grows quickly, so you need to pinch it occasionally.

Aluminum Plant

 



  • Cam Gilbert

    READERS: Keep in mind that only a few of the pictures accurately depict the plants listed… Pictures for the Red Veined Prayer plant, Button Fern, Watermelon Peperomia, Creeping Fig, Crotons, and Aluminum plant are all incorrect – be sure to Google images for them before deciding if you like them visually.