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Old 11-12-2013, 05:03 PM
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I do not know a lot about plants. I think thats a great place to start. In this viv its an 18x18 cube that i had originally planed on putting some leucs in but they are going in a bigger viv. This viv will be housing some varadero. It has been growing in now for about 2 months and i can get a general idea of of it will go. It needs something else im thinking either on the background small or on the left side creeping up the cork or even in the back that will grow along the ground under the wood where the cocohut is. I see so many vivs that just look so great so im asking for some help. Let me know what you think. When you suggest plants im not looking for super expensive plants either. In my other vivs i have begonias and orchids that i love but im not sure they would work in this one.

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I think you have a good start. But Id say pull that Philodendron out and replace it with a smaller leaved plant. That will help keep the balance better with your small bromeliads.
Some good examples of replacements:
Begonia glabra
Solanum SP Colombia (Manuran's Vine)
Pellionia SP, P. argentea would be best for color contrast.
Codonanthe carnosa
Codonanthe devosiana
Notice I suggested small leaved species?

Then I would add a small upright bushy plant.
Some examples.
Nautilocalyx pictus
Gloxinella lindeniana
Amalophyllon SP RM2006
Pearcea SP Ecuador
Pearcea abunda
Triolena pustulata
Selaginella SP Brazil
Selaginella erythropus
Small Calathea such as undulata, micans or rufibarba 'Compact Form', or bachemiana

Just some suggestions. I hope this gives you some ideas and inspiration!

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I almost went ahead and put begonia thelma in at the start. where would you put the bushy plant if you took out the philodendron. front? back?
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Todd, this is a cool list, but why not simply replace the philo with the mini aroid vine (the famous "Philo NOID")?

As to your terrestrial suggestions, I would say: If the tank is going to run a bit warm, go with the Triolena; a bit cool, go with one of the gesneriads.

Also, what do you think of 1 or 2 green tillandsias near the top (e.g., bulbosa or filifolia)?

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I think you have a good start. But Id say pull that Philodendron out and replace it with a smaller leaved plant. That will help keep the balance better with your small bromeliads.
Some good examples of replacements:
Begonia glabra
Solanum SP Colombia (Manuran's Vine)
Pellionia SP, P. argentea would be best for color contrast.
Codonanthe carnosa
Codonanthe devosiana
Notice I suggested small leaved species?

Then I would add a small upright bushy plant.
Some examples.
Nautilocalyx pictus
Gloxinella lindeniana
Amalophyllon SP RM2006
Pearcea SP Ecuador
Pearcea abunda
Triolena pustulata
Selaginella SP Brazil
Selaginella erythropus
Small Calathea such as undulata, micans or rufibarba 'Compact Form', or bachemiana

Just some suggestions. I hope this gives you some ideas and inspiration!

Todd
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I almost went ahead and put begonia thelma in at the start. where would you put the bushy plant if you took out the philodendron. front? back?
To the left of the coco hut, in front of the left stump.
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If it is for Varadero, the coconut is useless. I think the philodendron is okay, because my Varadero (my) love to perch on broad leaves. Okay about begonia or ferns or mini orchids. I would add more broms and climbing plants in the background, such as ficus repens or quercifolia. I would do something simple with plants to enhance the beauty of Varadero.

P.S.: Do not forget leaf litter!
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These are some good ideas and are definitely getting some ideas going. I was wondering about that as well thumbs liking broad leaf plants. The cocohuts are just in there for now till the bigger tank is ready and will be moved. Thank you to all that have commented now its just time to think and getting some money for the plants. More suggestions are always welcome
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