Top 10 Miniature Plants for Closed Terrarium

A little while ago we wrote an article to help you find the perfect plant for your home which was loved and shared by so many of you. Supplying the knowledge we’ve worked oh so hard to consume over the years is something we want to do more of in 2020, so today we’re back with another mini-guide all about the best plants for your indoor terrarium! Without further ado, let us introduce our top 10 miniature terrarium plants (in no particular order)...

 

 

Nerve Plant

Nerve Plant (Fittonia)

Origins: Tropical Rainforests
Fun Facts: Moisture is their best friend
Maintenance: Remember to pinch back often to keep the plant compact for your terrarium

 

 

Polka Dot Plant

Polka Dot Plant (Hypoestes Phyllostachya)

Origins: Native to Madagascar
Fun Facts: Polka Dot Plants will sometimes produce tiny lilac flowers in the summer, magical! 
Maintenance: A little higher maintenance than the rest, this one prefers a brighter light, so position facing a window if you can  

  

 

Asparagus Fern

Asparagus Fern (Sprengers Asparagus)

Origins: South Africa
Fun Facts: The Asparagus Fern is not actually a Fern. Mind = Blown. 
Maintenance: Flourishes in a humid environment 

 

 

English Ivy

English Ivy (Hedera Helix)

Origins: North Africa
Fun Facts: English Ivy contains glycosides which means it can be poisonous to humans and our furry friends if consumed (so please, have something else for lunch)
Maintenance: To avoid spider mites, spray with water weekly.

 

 

The Aluminum Plant (Pilea Cadierei)

Origins: Vietnam

Fun Facts: The Aluminum Plant got its name from the silver patches which resemble aluminium foil (genius, hey?!)

Maintenance: This baby grows quickly so you’ll need to give her a regular trim.

 

 

Korean Rock Fern

Korean Rock Fern (Polystichum Tsus-Simense)

Origins: East Asia
Fun Facts: Will tolerate direct sun only in the morning or late afternoon
Maintenance: Likes fertile, humus conditions with well drained soil

 

 

Peacock Plant

Peacock Plant (Calathea Makoyana)

Origins: Native to Eastern Brazil 
Fun Facts: The Peacock Plant was named after the bird, for being decorative and showy (oh you fancy huh?) 
Maintenance: This one is a little thirsty, so make sure there’s water available 

 

 

Calathea

Calathea (Concinna Freddie)

Origins: Deep in the South American Jungles
Fun Facts: The Calathea is a symbol of new beginnings
Maintenance: The leaves can get quite dusty so remember to give them a gentle wipe

 

 

Venus Flytrap

Venus Flytrap (Dionaea muscipula)

Origins: North and South Carolina
Fun Facts: Don’t be fooled by the exotic aesthetics, our Venus Flytrap friends and not actually tropical!
Maintenance: You’ll need to make sure these ones have a little water at their feet to make them happy

 

 

Maidenhair Vine

Maidenhair Vine (Muehlenbeckia Complexa)

Origins: New Zealand
Fun Facts: This one doesn't like to be touched. The oils from our hands block up the ability to take in moisture and light from the air so make sure you’re wearing gloves when pruning.
Maintenance: They prefer slightly moist soil but can survive in heavier soil too.

 

 

Give them a try and let us know how you get on in the comments section below, and if you have discovered any other miniature plants perfect for terrariums, we’d love to know about them! Stay safe and keep on creating!

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