21 of the Best Houseplants for Bright Light
08.11.2023 - 12:09 / gardenersworld.com
What are terrarium plants?
A terrarium is a house plant display grown in a container, which is usually sealable and made of glass, such as a large bottle with a cork stopper. The plants are arranged as a miniature garden, with conditions inside the container providing a very different growing environment to outside. Most terrariums are sealed or ‘closed’, creating a warm, humid environment. However terrariums can also be ‘open’, which creates much drier conditions. Terrarium plants are therefore plants most suitable for growing in a terrarium, but which plants you choose will depend on whether that terrarium is open or closed.
As well as being suitable for the open or closed terrarium habitat, terrarium plants should be low maintenance, slow-growing and compact, so they don’t require much attention after you’ve planted them and they don’t outgrow their space.Which plants are suitable for a terrarium?
A closed terrarium acts as a miniature tropical climate, with plenty of warmth and humidity, but relatively low light. The best plants for this environment are therefore tropical plants that thrive in moist habitats with indirect sunlight, but that are compact and easy to care for.
An open terrarium has none of the humidity of a closed terrarium, and is basically an attractive or differently shaped plant pot. However, due to the shape of the vessel it may be difficult to water the plants growing in it, so the best option here are desert plants that thrive in arid environments, and don’t need much care. As with closed terrarium plants, those chosen for open terrariums should be low-growing and easy to maintain. Cacti and succulents are therefore best for growing in an open terrarium.25 best terrarium plants
21 of the Best Houseplants for Bright Light
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