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Old 06-24-2019, 10:48 AM
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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

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My favorite small fern is Asplenium nigripes.
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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.)
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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.

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

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


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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.

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

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