Terrariums are an attractive source of creating greenery inside your house. They reflect a serene look providing your home pleasing attire. Not only that but also planting terrariums is a fun job, especially the indoor ones. You can involve your kids in this activity as this would promote a sense of gardening in them.
Closed terrariums hardly require water and can grow without much look after for years. You might want to keep a few things in mind while planting terrariums. For indoor plants, It will be wise to select plants that can bear moisture or humid temperatures. In addition to that, these plants should be able to survive low or indirect light.
If might want to choose plants that are smaller in size while planting terrariums indoors. Make sure they don’t touch the sides of the containers.
How about we give you a list of beautiful indoor terrarium plants and make it easy for you to select from one of them. Choose from any of these petite beauties to add grace to your house.
Terrariums were introduced in the age of Victorians and are most sought after plants because of their beauty and affordability. These are not difficult to plant or to take care of making them something everyone can do. They are easy to manage and come well under your budget.
Moon Valley Friendship plant
This plant is known for its delicate patterns and carters that have a thick texture of the two-toned leaves. It has the property of growing fast and easily withstands low light. It grows to about 12 inches tall and wide, and can become an element of delight with its pink flowers. This plant can be adjusted in any closed glass containers that are fit for terrariums.
Variegated Spider Ferns
The glossy leaves of this plant create an extra appealing look when inside a glass plant. The central yellow band creates a visually attractive look for this fern. This plant appears to be comfortable in low light and flourishes well in a moist potting mix with the inclusion of high humidity. You don’t need to worry if it outgrows your pot; it can be easily planted under a shade.
As the name suggests, this plant has alluring leaves shaped in a star-like pattern. The leaves have a strap like shape that glow with the iridescent stripes. These stripes have hues of maroon, white and deep green. Even more surprising are the tiny flowers which this plant surprises you with. It has a slow growing aptitude and reaches a maximum length of 6 inches. Fill your terrarium with 3/8 inches pebbles, horticultural charcoal and potting soil and then plant this natural beauty.
This plant is one of my personal favourites, resonating with the tropical feel. It has a prominent nerve like pattern in two colours, burgundy and green. In order to plant a single plant inside a terrarium, you need to start with about 2 inch layer of pebbles mixed with a tablespoon of charcoal. Charcoal provides extra nourishment to your terrarium plants.
This plant is mainly green, the ripples and wrinkles on the leaf add variance to it. This plant likes to receive low but regular light and moisture. It grows to a maximum length of 6 inches, and you can easily divide it by a leaf cutting. You can plant it with 2 to 3 inches of potting soil and inserting the plants into it.
The length of this plant is not than 6 inches, but it gives a profound look at your home. It is a plant that spreads and can reach up to 2 feet. It is advisable to trim it accordingly. This light colored plant with adds life to darker places. The soil for this plant must me moist, but not necessarily wet. It is also used in shade gardens as a ground cover in warmer regions.
This plant flaunts tiny leaves that are silverfish green. It grows well in low light and flourishes in humidity. You can add this plant to you terrarium as a base with other plants. It grows to about 12 inches tall and you can add these to your hanging pots as well.
This plant is a wonderful choice for a terrarium. The pale green leaves wow you with their blue, pink and purple flowers. It looks exceptionally prominent with its colourful flowers and textures.
Tiny Acorus gramineus
With its grassy texture, this plant provides an excellent base for other terrarium plants. They don’t require an ample amount of water and can go weeks without it. They can grow up to 14 inches tall and every once in a while you can place them in the open air.
Black Mondo Grass
This plant shoots strappy leaves upwards which have hues or black and green, with beautiful flowers that impress you in the spring time. It reaches up to 15 inches tall so you can easily add it to the larger terrariums. You have to insert these plants firmly in the soil, much like how you plant them in the garden.
This is one of the bigger fern-like plants but with small thorn-like leaves. It can grow up to 2 feet tall and 4 feet wide so you might want to trim it regularly. The low light inside the terrarium is perfect for this plant.
The burgundy red coloured stalks represent “strawberry” in its name. This plant speeds up to maturity and reaches a height of 8 inches. The heart shaped leaves gives it an appealing look and lasts for a long time if it is well-cared for.