03-27-2006, 02:55 AM
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Rye NY
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Selaginella, a low growing variety for the foreground.
Cryptanthus, there are some short and small ones that would look nice in the foreground as well. They don’t like to be soaking wet unless the substrate is very airy.
Rabbits foot fern as a mid-ground plant. This one can be grown mounted as well depending on how often you mist. It likes moisture but doesn’t like to be wet for long. Watch for scale insects with this one.
Syngonium rayii, this has heart shaped leaves and will add some height to your planting.
Neoregelia, one of the small ones (Vivarium concepts has one called ‘Dartanion’, which is really nice. This plant would be mounted on a branch. You would add some moss/coco fiber around its base depending on how often you mist. It doesn’t like to stay soaking wet.
Rhaphidophora tetrasperma, this one is a sort of split leafed Philodendron. It has large exotic looking leaves. This plant could be used on the background or growing up a branch.
Vanilla, you could substitute this for the above. Both would need to be kept in check.
Instead of keeping more species, why not do more with the species you keep?