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10 Low-Care Plants That Grow Well in Terrariums

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The Right Plants for Your Terrarium

Choosing terrarium plants can be difficult because there are so many amazing options that look great and thrive in terrariums. The terrarium plants listed here are so easy to grow that even a beginner can be successful.

In a closed terrarium, plants almost never need water and will grow happily for years with minimal care.

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Make sure you buy plants that are small enough to fit in the terrarium pot, preferably without touching the sides. A good way to make sure it fits is to take the bottle to kindergarten or save or carry the measurements.

These 10 plants are ideal for your terrarium garden.

Artillery Fern (P. microphylla)

Artillery ferns are not really ferns, but they are members of the Pilea family. They are called artillery ferns because they fire their seeds with a crack, and sometimes from a considerable distance.

Despite this explosive characteristic, these plants are delicate and have a beautiful and interesting texture. You will find that it is easy to grow and should thrive with the least amount of care.

  • Light: Medium to bright indirect light
  • Water: Medium
  • Color: Insignificant bloom

Aluminum Plant (Pilea Cadierei)

The aluminum factory, originally from Vietnam, loves warm temperatures and low to medium light. The leaves have almost iridescent white spots that really make them shine.

This plant grows fairly quickly, so you may need to pinch it from time to time. The aluminum plant is also easy to root. Just take a small cutting and plant it in damp soil.

  • Light: Low to medium light
  • Water: Regularly in spring and summer; less at other times
  • Color: Green leaves with white markings

Polka Dot Plant (Hypoestes phyllostachya)

Ball plants seem to have a great sense of humor. This plant is cheerful and comes in pink, red, and silver varieties. Easy to care for, may need to be pulled back if it gets too tall or starts to thin or straddle.

  • Light: Bright, indirect light
  • Water: Regularly in spring and summer; less at other times
  • Color: Green leaves with white markings

Prayer Plant (Maranta leuconeura)

Red-veined prayer plant is an impressive plant. The prayer plant has this name because it bends its leaves at night as if it were praying.

If you don't get enough light, you will know why the leaves will also bend during the day. Prayer plants love to be warm, so don't leave the terrarium near a cold window or with cold drafts.

  • Light: Medium, indirect light
  • Water: Regularly in spring and summer; less at other times
  • Color: Green leaves with white markings

Pothos (Epipremnum aureum)

While the golden pothos vine may look like a houseplant, it can look fabulous in a terrarium. Golden pothos have a well-deserved reputation as a bulletproof and indestructible houseplant, and it's even more true in the controlled environment of a terrarium.

Prune it regularly so it doesn't get unruly and your potos look good for years. It is also easy to propagate by rooting the stems in water.

  • Light: Bright, indirect light
  • Water: Relatively little water; do not overwater
  • Color: Green leaves with white markings

Peperomia (peperomia caperata)

There are about 1000 cultivars of peperomia. The common peperomia caperata can have all green leaves or leaves with some red. This slow growth works very well in terrariums.

Peperomia sometimes also produces nice-looking flower spines. If you are lucky, these flowers will add beautiful color to your terrarium.

  • Light: Low to bright indirect light
  • Water: Relatively little water; do not overwater
  • Color: Green leaves or green with red

Baby Tears (Soleirolia soleirolii)

Baby tears are a small plant with many common names. The plant is also called angel tears, take care of your business, peace in the house, Polyana vine, mother of a thousand, and Corsican curse.

The curse could refer to the fact that, under the right conditions, baby tears can be seriously invasive, taking up entire gardens. In a terrarium, it works very well and is a beautiful low-growing plant.

  • Light: Bright light
  • Water: Consistent moisture
  • Color: Creamy ivory flowers

Button Fern (Pellaea rotundifolia)

There is something about a little fern bud that is tremendously attractive. Hailing from New Zealand, it is hardy and drought tolerant. It is a bit head, but at the same time delicate and elegant.

  • Light: Full shade to filtered light
  • Water: Water weekly
  • Color: Green foliage

Creeping Fig (Ficus primula)

The creeping fig tree, with its small multi-colored heart-shaped leaves, is a beautiful addition to almost any terrarium. It is a perennial vine, so you can train it to climb structures, which can be interesting to try in a large terrarium.

You can easily propagate creeping figs by rooting a branch in the water.

  • Light: Partial to full sun
  • Water: Water occasionally
  • Color: Green foliage

Croton (Codiaeum variegatum)

Crotons can really add shine to your terrariums. Its thick, glossy leaves come in a wide variety of surprising colors and shapes. Gold dust croton, for example, is one of the narrow-leaved varieties that will have varying amounts of gold, depending on the cultivar.

It is not well known as a terrarium plant, but it works particularly well when grown in open pot terrariums.

  • Light: Bright indirect, dappled light
  • Water: Water occasionally
  • Color: Green, gold, and salmon foliage

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Source: Garden Up

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