Pebbles The first layer in your terrarium should be pebbles. This will ensure proper circulation of water throughout the system. I l...
Moss collected from outside with hairs etc. You might be thinking "why wash moss at all"? The gist of it is - rinse your ...
I have seen a few bloggers posting reviews of complimentary Enviro-Cake terrariums from Florida-based http://envirocakes.com . I have to ...
Glass Containers The containers you choose to use should be clean (rinsed with a few drops bleach in w...
If you have a difficult time locating terrarium-suitable plants in your home town, you can order a set of six small plants suited for ter...
Friday, January 18, 2013
Terrarium Plant Primer Video
If you're new to terrariums and are looking for the best plants for terrariums - check out Jacob Taxis' About.com Video introducing several great options. The plants discussed in the video are quite common and easy to find at plant stores, however he doesn't consistently use genus names or common names. I'll include the missing name below in case you want to look for both versions of the name.
Peperomia - Wikipedia says its common name is "Radiator plant"? Got me there. There are many common cultivars of this one - you'll find it.
Nerve plant (pictured above) - genus is fittonia
Prayer plant - genus maranta
Strawberry begonia - Saxifraga stolonifera
Button fern - Pellaea rotundifolia
Polkadot plants - genus hypoestes