Terrarium Plants

This page lists many of the terrarium plants that feature in articles I’ve written for pumpkinbeth.com

Click on each plant’s name to discover more information and find every article which mentions that particular plant.

Click here to see a list of a wide range of terrarium, bottle garden, and vivarium plants, including ferns, orchids, and other terrarium plants.  This planting list also includes the details of the nurseries and suppliers where I have purchased my plants.

Click here to view a choice of planting lists of orchids suited to growing in cool, intermediate, and warm temperatures.

Click here to see a list of mini miniature sized orchids, truly tiny plants to grow inside terrariums, vivariums, and bottle gardens.  This list also includes the details of the nurseries and suppliers, where I have purchased my plants.

Click here to see a list of terrarium plants and ferns – this list doesn’t contain any orchids, just fantastic plants, including ferns, that are perfectly suited to growing in terrariums and bottle gardens!  This list also includes the details of the nurseries and suppliers, where I have purchased my plants.

Click here to view all of my articles about setting up terrariums and bottle gardens.

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Pyrrosia serpens is an epiphytic fern, which can sometimes be found growing as a terrestrial (on the ground).  Pyrrosia serpens originates from New Zealand and Fiji.  This fern flourishes in warm temperatures from 20C (68F) to 26C (79F).  Although, I must say that my fern…

Restrepia antennifera is a miniature, epiphytic orchid species, that can be found growing in cloud forests in Peru, Ecuador, and Colombia. Restrepia antennifera is an orchid species that naturally forms a tufted shape, it’s small in size and won’t take up much room inside your terrarium…

Restrepia citrina is a miniature orchid species.  This epiphytic orchid species is endemic to Colombia, where this lovely orchid species grows in cloud forests.  For successful growing, you need to replicate the conditions that this Restrepia experiences in its natural environment.  Restrepia citrina flourishes in…

Restrepia cloesii is a miniature, epiphytic orchid species, which is endemic to Peru, where this orchid grows in the rainforest, within a restricted range of the country. Restrepia cloesii is a rare orchid, this is a newly discovered orchid species, found within a limited area…

Restrepia cymbula is a miniature sized orchid species from Ecuador.  The common name for this orchid species is the Boat Restrepia, a reference to this orchid’s narrow, curved, boat shaped bloom.  Given the right care, Restrepia cymbula plants flower easily, they produce orange-red coloured flowers,…

Restrepia mendozae is a miniature sized orchid species that can be found growing in the wild at round 1500m above sea level, in the The Cordillera del Cóndo mountain range, in the Eastern Andes, between Peru and Ecuador.  This beautiful area needs our protection, as…

Restrepia purpurea ‘Rayas Vino Tinto’ is a miniature sized, cool growing, epiphytic orchid species, that can be found growing in Ecuador and Peru.  I do wonder if this miniature orchid should be known simply as Restrepia purpurea, as I see no distinguishable differences between this…

Restrepia sanguinea is a miniature sized, cool growing, epiphytic orchid species, which originates from the cloud forests of Colombia. This is one of the tallest miniature orchids that I have grown inside my BiOrbAir terrarium.  Although this Restrepia species is always sold as a miniature…

Restrepia seketii is a miniature orchid species that originates from the cloud forests in North Colombia.  A cool growing, epiphytic orchid species, Restrepia seketii is smaller than the other Restrepia species that are featured in my Miniature Orchid Trials. To see photographs of Restrepia seketii…

Restrepia trichoglossa is a species of miniature orchid which originates from cloud forests in Peru, Colombia, and Ecuador.  Naturally forming a tufted shape, this little Restrepia produces flowers in succession, throughout the year. I find Restrepias to be tolerant of different temperatures, and light conditions, favouring…

This miniature, evergreen Rumohra fern species originates from the Galapagos Islands and New Zealand. This species of Rumohra thrives when it’s grown in a very humid environment ideally from 70-90% RH.  I found this Rumohra fern flourished growing in temperatures from 18C (56F) to 25C (77F).  My plant…

Schoenorchis fragrans is a miniature epiphytic orchid species that can be found growing in India, Thailand, Myanmar, Vietnam, and China, where this orchid grows upon trees, in moist forests.  Schoenorchis fragrans has thick, leathery leaves that have an attractive purple underside, this miniature orchid produces…

Schoenorchis scolopendria is a miniature, epiphytic orchid species with a creeping habit.  In the wild, these orchids can be found growing on the twigs and branches of trees, in the forests of Vietnam. Schoenorchis scolopendria is best grown mounted onto cork or branches, which have…

Schoenorchis seidenfadenii is a species of miniature, epiphytic orchid, which originates from Thailand and Vietnam. Schoenorchis seidenfadenii produces thick, leathery, textured leaves and pretty pink flowers.  This mini-miniature orchid has an attractive, creeping, spreading growth habit, like other Schoenorchis species, the plants almost twirl around…

Schoenorchis tixieri is a miniature, epiphytic orchid species, which originates from Vietnam and China, where it grows on trees growing in the outskirts of forests. Schoenorchis tixieri has thick, leathery, textured leaves, which are very attractive, the growth habit and appearance of every Schoenorchis species…

I must confess that I am a little doubtful that my Selaginella plants that you can see in my photograph above are actually true Selaginella apoda.  However, for more than three years I’ve seen exactly the same type of Selaginella on sale at various nurseries and…

Selaginella kraussiana requires a humid environment in partially shaded conditions to grow well.  This pretty plant adds both interest and texture to a terrarium. This Selaginella kraussiana specimen was growing inside my BiOrbAir terrarium.  To see more photographs and details of how this Selaginella grew in…

Selaginella kraussiana ‘Brownii’ is an attractive tender, evergreen perennial that forms low, tufted, leafy-green coloured hummocks.  This plant is both interesting and endearing, it’s a great choice of plant for a terrarium or bottle garden.  Selaginella kraussiana ‘Brownii’ can really enhance a miniature landscape and…

Selaginella kraussiana ‘Aurea’ is also known by its common name of Golden Clubmoss. Selaginella kraussiana ‘Aurea’ is a low-growing, spreading plant, that really brightens up a terrarium with its pretty, light-green coloured foliage. To see my Planting List for Terrariums and Bottle Gardens, please click here.…

Selaginella martensii ‘Jori’ is also known by its common name of Martens Club Moss. Selaginella martensii ‘Jori’ requires a humid environment and needs to grow in a sunny or partially shaded area to flourish.  Selaginella martensii ‘Jori’ grows up to 20cm (8inches) in height. I…

Selaginella pallescens makes a super addition to a terrarium or bottle garden.  This plant is both interesting and beautiful, and it is perfectly suited to the growing conditions a bottle garden provides.  Selaginella pallescens requires very humid conditions to succeed.  If you’re thinking of growing Selaginella pallescens,…

Selaginella uncinata is also called by its common name of Peacock Moss, which references the blue-green, almost metallic colour of this stunning evergreen perennial’s foliage, which has an almost iridescent appearance, resembling the colouring of the peacock’s feathers.  The colour of Selaginella uncinata‘s foliage is most…

Soleirolia soleirolii (also known by its common name of Mind-Your-Own-Business) is a fast-growing, ground-covering perennial.  The stems of Soleirolia soleirolii root readily, which helps this plant to spread rapidly.  I must warn you, whether you grow this plant indoors or outside, Soleirolia soleirolii can be an…

The word Stelis is taken from the Greek for a small pillar.  Stelis muscifera is a miniature epiphytic orchid species that originates from Ecuador and Venezuela, where plants of this species can be found growing at between 800m – 1600m above sea level.  Stelis muscifera…

Stelis stevensonii is a lovely miniature orchid species, which is endemic to Ecuador, where these plants grow in forested areas found at about 1600m above sea level. This orchid species is epiphytic; instead of growing in the soil, in the wild, these plants can be…

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