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which plants for a small terrarium?

by Dionea demon » Sun Aug 31, 2014 10:25 pm

Hi I've got a 18 inch long, 18 inch deep and 12 inch high terrarium and wondering what plants to place in it :) It's basically a cube. The light is gonna be a t5 ho fluorescent with a reflector (55 watt). I don't think I can put any nepenthes inside because it's too small. The plants will be in separate pots with water trays.

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Re: which plants for a small terrarium?

by SEWinans » Sun Aug 31, 2014 10:35 pm

What conditions are you able to provide?

I have a tiny terrarium too. My vote is Heliamphora minor. :-)
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Re: which plants for a small terrarium?

by bvalente » Sun Aug 31, 2014 10:44 pm

A Heliamphora or Ceph would be a good route to go. Sundews would do pretty well too. Neps need some more room and VFT typically don't grow well in terrariums.

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Re: which plants for a small terrarium?

by jwalker » Sun Aug 31, 2014 10:55 pm

Wow SEWinans I just got a Heliamphora minor from fts about 2 weeks ago or so how old is yours. And dionea demon I say a ceph thay will fit that terrarium great

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Re: which plants for a small terrarium?

by SEWinans » Sun Aug 31, 2014 11:48 pm

jwalker wrote:Wow SEWinans I just got a Heliamphora minor from fts about 2 weeks ago or so how old is yours. And dionea demon I say a ceph thay will fit that terrarium great


I think I bought it in December of 2013 but I am not sure.
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Re: which plants for a small terrarium?

by Dionea demon » Mon Sep 01, 2014 11:36 am

ok thanks everyone. Humidity is going to be quite high 40-60%. Is it alright to germinate my venus flytrap seeds in these conditions? They will be in small plastic yogurt cups

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Re: which plants for a small terrarium?

by jwalker » Mon Sep 01, 2014 1:15 pm

Yep the humidity should be high when germinating seeds

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Re: which plants for a small terrarium?

by earlgrey » Tue Sep 02, 2014 8:19 am

SEWinans wrote:What conditions are you able to provide?

I have a tiny terrarium too. My vote is Heliamphora minor. :-)

Hey, your terrarium looks great! Would it be possible to see your entire set up please?

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Re: which plants for a small terrarium?

by Grey » Tue Sep 02, 2014 12:49 pm

There are some Utricularia that are considered good terrarium plants; U. calycifida is one of those. I've grown it in a glass cube and it did really well - filled up most of the sides with foliage, actually. The downside is you can't see a utric's traps very easily as they are underground, but they are like carnivorous meadow grasses. Usually grown for their flowers. This particular species has fascinating leaves though, green with purple veins and a general purple tinge.

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