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5 Plants For Terrariums

5 Plants For Terrariums

5 Plants For Terrariums

Closed Glass Terrariums are a wonderful way to bring a bit of nature indoors. These miniature gardens enclosed in glass are easy to care for and can fit into any interior space, either home or office. 

When planting a terrarium it's important to choose the correct plants. Closed terrariums are quite damp environments, so you need to choose plants that will thrive in the environment and also choose plants that don't need direct sunlight. 

Keep scrolling to discover our founder Emma Sibley's 5 favourite plants she uses in her terrariums, and why they make an excellent choice.

  1. Moss: 

Mosses are a great choice for terrariums because they require very little light and thrive in humid environments. They are also very easy to care for and can be found in a variety of colours and textures. Some popular types of mosses used in terrariums include sheet moss, cushion moss, and fern moss. Moss is a great option to fill in any gaps between your taller plants.

  1. Ferns: 

Ferns are another great choice for terrariums because they love humidity and low light. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes, from delicate maidenhair ferns to larger Boston ferns. Ferns, like the Asparagus Fern, also add a bit of texture and movement to a terrarium with their feathery fronds. I love the height they give too.

  1. Fittonia: 

Fittonia, also known as nerve plant, is a beautiful and colourful plant that does well in terrariums. It prefers low to medium light and high humidity, making it a perfect fit for a closed glass container. The leaves of the Fittonia come in a variety of colours, including pink, red, and green, which adds a pop of colour to any terrarium. 

  1. Ivy: 

Ivy is a tough and adaptable plant that looks great in a terrarium and gives height and structure (especially in larger vessels). It's a fast-growing plant, so you will have a thriving garden under glass in no time. 

  1. Ficus Ginseng: 

The Ficus Ginseng is a very hardy and beautifully sculptural plant. These suit taller glass vessels like our cylinder terrariums. I love the minimal look of these plants, adding just a few stones and moss. 



All our terrarium kits arrive with a fittonia plant and moss as these are easy plants to care for. We plant all our ready-made terrariums by hand using an array of healthy young plants, so your terrarium will grow and change over time. If you would like us to plant up a bespoke terrarium, do get in touch with us. 

If you want to plant your own terrariums, we sell everything in our store and online from the perfect compost mix through to our mixed terrarium plants sets.

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