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Old 06-29-2020, 08:13 PM
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Default Need suggestion on plants that love moisture + not a lot of light

I'm planning a large terrarium (may include darts in the future, don't know). It will contain several patches of moss.
I'm thinking Ferns, Pilea, Vanilla Orchid... I'll make sure I have the ability to plant some plants higher-up & closer to the light.
Just looking for suggestions on high moisture & lower light plants.
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I'm planning a large terrarium (may include darts in the future, don't know). It will contain several patches of moss.
I'm thinking Ferns, Pilea, Vanilla Orchid... I'll make sure I have the ability to plant some plants higher-up & closer to the light.
Just looking for suggestions on high moisture & lower light plants.
Thanks
Anubias and Java Fern are two that come immediately to mind.
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Anubias and Java Fern are two that come immediately to mind.
Yes, I was thinking that as-well.
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Yes, I was thinking that as-well.
Many aquarium plants are actually marginal plants that in nature grow out of the water. Ludwigia, bacopa, pennywort, and rotala can also do well depending on the actual light levels involved. Clearly they can all take as much water as you want to throw at them. Pennywort at least can be a bit of a pest in a vivarium because it grows quickly and can take over. Similarly hydrocotyle tripartita will do the same.
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While it can be invasive, pothos fits your description and can be trained to grow where you want it. I no longer use it in my display tanks, but grow it as a houseplant to throw clippings into quarantine, or froglet growouts.

Another would be Monstera adansonii. Same as above in that it can become invasive if not kept in check, and can be trained. It is much less common than pothos though. It has "swiss cheese" leaves which are interesting. In lower light it takes on a much darker green appearance. Again I keep it as a houseplant now, but it is very vivarium suitable.

Both are very easy and bulletproof plants.
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