Best Miniature Plants for Terrariums
Planting a garden under or in glass is a unique way to grow miniature flowers in the home that can be displayed in any room. It is a great way to bring the outdoors inside. But to start, you need to know some of the best plants for terrariums.
Growing plants in glass requires an entirely different set of growth needs and the types of plants that can survive those growing conditions is much smaller. Go beyond container and house plants to find the best miniature plants for terrariums.
The following are just a few of the best miniature plants for terrariums. These plants can easily grow as an indoor home gardener.
Succulent cacti are among the best plants to grow in terrariums. They can be expected to last for several years and their size can be controlled easier. There are several miniature varieties of cacti, but even some of the larger cacti plants can be kept smaller in size with a contained container and minimal watering.
Try aloe or hens and chicks for the easiest and most commonly found varieties of succulent cactus.
Miniature or small orchid varieties can easily be grown in terrarium environments. They are either kept under glass or an open glass container. In an entirely closed container, orchids thrive because humid conditions that they thrive in are maintained.
In an open container orchids of slightly taller stem length do well because they are able to stretch out a bit more if the top allows it. Search locally for miniature or small orchid varieties and move them into their new home with the planting material they came with.
Petite Peace Lilies:
Petite Peace Lilies produce dainty white flowers that are much smaller than the original versions. These plants love terrarium life. They also pair well with other plants because they bloom once a year and then just remain as foliage. Plant them in the center of any terrarium and then add a creeping or low spreading green.
Miniature ferns are about the size of a leaf, and kind of fan out like a leaf too. Ferns have always had an exotic look to them. The miniature versions, when paired with moss and rocks, can be used to create a tiny forest look when designed right. Nurseries will have a wide selection of miniature, potted ferns that you can shop from.
Baby’s Tears were named for the tiny appearance of teardrops that they create. The green mass is best used as a draping or crawling plant at the edge or border of your terrarium. It can fill in space around plants that are growing vertically. It will mound so make sure it is in a glass container that has the room for it to grow upwards and out.