This is the full planting list for the BiOrbAir and the traditional terrarium I planted for my feature in the January 2015 edition of Vantage Point Magazine.
To find out more about a plant, please click on the plant species’ profile for more information. By clicking on the plant, you’ll also find links to every article that features that particular species. Individual plants can be followed through my regular terrarium reviews and updates, where you can discover how well the plants grew, how often they flowered, how long they flowered for, the care I have given these plants, and much more besides. You’ll find these links by clicking on each relevant plant page. You’ll find a list of the nurseries and suppliers I used at the bottom of this page.
Planting List for the BiOrbAir:
The following orchids were purchased from Akerne Orchids:
- Phalaenopsis parishii
- Restrepia seketii
The following were purchased from McBean’s Nursery:
- Coelogyne cristata
- Tillandsia usneoides
The following miniature orchids were purchased from Burnham Nurseries:
- Barbosella australis
- Ceratostylis philippinensis
- Lepanthopsis astrophora ‘Stalky’
- Ornithophora radicans
- Restrepia Purpurea ‘Rayas Vino Tinto’
- Restrepia sanguinea
The following miniature orchids were purchased from Orchids-shop.eu:
- Aerangis fastuosa
The following miniature orchids were purchased from the Writhlington Orchid Project:
- Restrepia antennifera
- Stelis muscifera
- Restrepia trichoglossa
The following plants were purchased at Squire’s Garden Centre in Milford:
- Chlorophytum comosum ‘Variegatum’
- Fittonia albivenis ‘Skeleton’
- Fittonia albivenis (Verschaffeltii Group) ‘White Tiger’ (PBR)
- Phlebodium aureum ‘Blue Star’
- Pteris ensiformis ‘Evergemiensis’
- Selaginella martensii ‘Jori’
The following plants were purchased from the RHS Wisley Plant Centre:
- Adiantum raddianum ‘Fritz-Luthi’
- Asparagus setaceus (Asparagus plumosus)
- Asplenium nidus ‘Crispy Wave’ (PBR)
- Fittonia albivenis Argyroneura Group
- Fittonia albivenis (Verschaffeltii Group) ‘White Anne’
- Nephrolepis exaltata ‘Fluffy Ruffles’
- Polystichum tsussimense
- Selaginella kraussiana
- Soleirolia soleirolii
The pillow moss planted in this BiOrbAir terrarium in August 2015 was purchased from Triangle Nursery.
I purchased my cork bark online from the Jelinek Cork Group.
Please note: never take moss or other plants from the wild and only purchase moss from ethical suppliers.
This was the first time I had planted a BiOrbAir and so I wanted to experiment and see which plants would do well and highlight any that would struggle, so I chose a variety of plants for my demonstration and trial.
Planting list for my traditional terrarium or bottle garden
In April 2017, I emptied this BiOrbAir Terrarium and replanted the same terrarium with white flowering orchids. The orchids, ferns, mosses etc that previously grew inside this terrarium have all been moved to other terrariums to enable me to trial more plants inside this BiOrbAir Terrarium, you can follow each plant’s progress via each plant species page, which links every article that I have written about each particular species and provides links to my terrarium reviews and updates, where you can follow a particular plant. You can see the full planting list for my White Orchid Trial BiOrbAir Terrarium here, and you can read the first part of my White Orchid BiOrbAir Terrarium Trial here.
Other articles that may interest you……..
To view a longer list of a wide variety of beautiful plants suitable for growing in terrariums and bottle gardens, please click here.
To read my planting list of miniature orchids to grow in terrariums, please click here.
To read the first part of my White Flowered Orchid Terrarium Trial, please click here.
To read the first part of my Madagascan Orchid Terrarium Trial, please click here.
To read about the new features that the new 2017 BiOrbAir terrarium offers, please click here.
To read the first part of my long-term review of the BiOrbAir – this review starts from planting and covers the next six months after planting, please click here.
To read my review of the BiOrbAir’s special features, please click here.
To read about the general care and maintenance of the BiOrbAir terrarium and the general care I give my terrarium plants, please click here.
To read my article about the BiOrbAir and traditional terrariums, please click here.
To read about using decorative sculptures, quirky ornaments or natural features in your terrarium, please click here.
To read about specially designed terrarium gardening tools, please click here.
To read the first part of my Miniature Orchid Trial – Growing Miniature Orchids in the BiOrbAir, please click here.