Terrariums are such a fun way to really add some green to any indoor space, and by adding different kinds of bases, you really can make your terrarium stand out in a crowd! Many people have learned about the joys of terrarium plants, but many still have no idea about the proper way to display these delicate plants in terrarium stands. There are some simple rules that you need to follow when it comes to placing terrarium plants in terrarium stands. The most important thing is that you always remember that you want to make sure that the terrarium plants are placed on the bottom. This is because soil will float up higher, and any plants that are left on the bottom will sink to the bottom.
Some of the most common plants that people place in terrarium displays are Ferns and Fernland species. Ferns are perfect for a terrarium because they are so versatile and are great performers. Ferns have beautiful fringes of leaves that are perfect for covering the entire length of a terrarium, from the bottom to the edge. The only problem with Ferns is that once their leaves begin to fade, they do not grow back the way that they should.
Ferns thrive in high humidity, and that is why you will find so many of them in aquariums. That doesn’t mean that you cannot have other kinds of terrarium plants, or even a few low-humid terrarium plants. However, the Fern species are some of the best choices for air plants, since their dark green foliage is the perfect backdrop for your colorful fish. You can use a combination of red and white or black and white filler plants as well, but I personally prefer the Ferns because their foliage stays true to its color year round.
If you are going with a more natural terrarium, then you can use other types of Ferns and Fernland plants to compliment the Ferns. A good choice would be Hosta and Odontoglossum species, which come in a wide variety of colors. Both of these species are adaptable to most conditions, meaning you can place them in any kind of tank environment. The difference between the two species is that Hosta ferns typically don’t have the fronds that make their leaves appear to curl, while Odontoglossums typically have leaves that curl over the stems. Either one would be good choices for an eco-system, especially if you have other pets at home.
One other plant to consider is the Rubber Aloe. This plant has both horizontal and vertical growth and comes in both fleshy and rhizomatous forms. The fleshy forms are lower growth, while the rhizomatous forms are larger and have stalks that grow up towards the top of the plant. Because it grows in both light environments, the Rubber Aloe can be used as a great low light plant. Just don’t try using it in the same way as a Hornwort or Bleeding Hearts because it will not work.
Many people have decided to use plant filler terrarium plants since there are so many types to choose from. You can usually find these types of plants anywhere. You just have to look in a general garden center, nursery, or your favorite fish or animal store. You should be able to see a few selections at a time, so this should be no problem.
When looking at plants to put into your terrarium, you also need to choose the right type of soil and potting mix to get the best results. This is not something you have to do by trial and error. The right soil and potting mix will ensure that your terrarium plants will grow to their full potential. In most cases, you want a deep, well-drained soil with good moisture retention.
In addition to the plants you use to fill your terrarium, there are other materials that are needed to maintain the health of your plants. A water tray, a heater, and a misting bottle are just a few items that help make growing your terrarium more enjoyable. All terrarium plants should be provided with an ample amount of water. If you provide your plants with a water tray, you will want to periodically mist them to help keep them growing healthy.