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dannyfunf 06-24-2019 11:48 AM

Miniature recommendations
 
Hi,

Iím looking for terrarium plant species that stay tiny, can anyone recommend their favourite tiny mosses, ferns and foliage plants that stay small?

I have Selaginella, Soleirolia soleirolii and Neoregelia lilliputiana already

Thank you :0)


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DPfarr 06-24-2019 05:59 PM

My favorite small fern is Asplenium nigripes.

Socratic Monologue 06-24-2019 06:21 PM

Re: Miniature recommendations
 
Many of the small-leafed vining type plants can be trimmed to stay in a small space. Marcgravia, the vining Peperomia such as prostrata; Glassboxtropicals notes the leaf size of plants, so you can look for others that way.

For flowering plants, Sinningia (at least the 'Freckles' I have) stay small. There are dozens of orchids that are tiny -- I have Pleurothallis grobyi 'Small' that flowers a few times a year and the whole plant is smaller than a ping pong ball. (Oops, you didn't ask for flowering plants. I'll leave this here anyway.:))

jgragg 06-24-2019 09:41 PM

Re: Miniature recommendations
 
Microgramma vaccinifolia is a real cutie. Slow enough to not demand many haircuts, too. I bought some from a guy here on DB. Total satisfaction.

good hunting

Encyclia 06-24-2019 11:45 PM

Re: Miniature recommendations
 
Baby tears (Hemianthus callitrichoides)? Small leaves and doesn't grow all that quick unless you have some pretty strong light on it.

Mark

DPfarr 06-25-2019 12:09 AM

If you can locate some Solaneopteris brunei or related species that would be awesome specimen. They’re a myrmecophilic fern that produces potato like rhizome sacs.

dannyfunf 07-02-2019 01:50 PM

Re: Miniature recommendations
 
Thanks all for the recommendations, Iíll add them to my list and keep hunting!


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Encyclia 07-02-2019 02:38 PM

Re: Miniature recommendations
 
One other thing that I forgot to mention is that if you have a good nursery near you, you might look in the fairy garden section. Many of the plants used in that hobby might be appropriate for your needs.

Mark

DPfarr 07-02-2019 09:19 PM

I really appreciate this fern that is relevant to your criteria; Quercifilix zeylanica.

dartsinmanhattan 07-03-2019 09:36 PM

Re: Miniature recommendations
 
Try a few of these:

Fittonia 'Mini Lance Leaf'

I've had one for over a year as a foreground plant in my dart frog viv and it stays about the size of a quarter. Very pretty green with white lacing.

FrogPrince 07-15-2019 01:26 AM

Re: Miniature recommendations
 
Someone recently here posted a wall of Ficus pumila Quercifolia that was stunning as a solution to a slow growing covering of a back wall.

orion141 07-17-2019 03:13 PM

Re: Miniature recommendations
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by dannyfunf (Post 3066544)
Hi,

Iím looking for terrarium plant species that stay tiny, can anyone recommend their favourite tiny mosses, ferns and foliage plants that stay small?

I have Selaginella, Soleirolia soleirolii and Neoregelia lilliputiana already

Thank you :0)


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Would you consider growing some miniature orchids (there are many that stay small and grow well in terrariums)?

Okapi 07-25-2019 12:41 AM

Tropical Utricularia species as long as the water you use doesnt have alot of minerals and their substrate stays moist. U. heterosepala, U. Calcifida and U. Sandersonii seem to grow the fastest

Okapi 07-25-2019 12:42 AM

Dinema polybulbon is a nice miniature orchid that is easy to find on ebay

JackBinimbul 07-25-2019 05:49 AM

Re: Miniature recommendations
 
Lot of great info here! I'll be keeping an eye on it for my own builds.

dartsinmanhattan 07-27-2019 03:15 PM

Re: Miniature recommendations
 
I recently stumbled upon this site and thought of you:

https://www.violetbarn.com/store/ter...re-plants.html


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