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.

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Ceratocentron fesselii is an epiphytic plant.  This is a mini-miniature orchid species, which is endemic to the mountain range of Nueva Ecija, on Luzon Island. This miniature orchid is critically endangered.  Sadly despite its rarity, Ceratocentron fesselii is still being over collected.  Instead of allowing…

Ceratochilus biglandulosus is a species of miniature orchid that’s endemic to Java in Indonesia, where this plant grows as an epiphytic plant, growing over moss and lichen covered trees, in mountainous areas. Ceratochilus biglandulosus produces crystalline, white flowers, which are very large in size, especially when…

Ceratostylis philippinensis is a miniature orchid species, which as its name suggests, originates from the Philippines. Ceratostylis philippinensis produces many very fragrant, sweetly scented, white flowers that are about 1cm (0.4 inch) in size. If you’re thinking of growing this miniature orchid, ensure that you can…

Ceratostylis pristina, is a newly described species of miniature, epiphytic orchid that originates from the Kalatungan mountain range, in the Philippines.  Ceratostylis pristina, produces beautiful, pure white, crystalline flowers, which at  about 1-2cm (0.5″) are very large in comparison to the size of the plant.  This…

Chiloschista lunifera is a epiphytic orchid species, which grows on trees, in areas of deciduous and semi deciduous forest in Myanmar, India, Assam, and the Himalayas.  Chiloschista lunifera is a small, naturally leafless orchid species, which produces striking, dark red-maroon flowers, which are outlined in…

Chiloschista parishii is a species of miniature, epiphytic, leafless orchid, which originates from Thailand, India, Vietnam, Myanmar, and the Himalayas, where it can be found growing on trees in forests and woodlands. Chiloschista parishii flourishes when grown under bright, filtered light, in a warm environment,…

Constantia cipoensis is a species of miniature, epiphytic orchid, which is endemic to the Serra do Cipó National Park, a mountain range in Brazil, where Constantia cipoensis grows upon Vellozia, a genus of flowering plant that’s found in this area. Constantia cipoensis produces beautiful, very large,…

Cryptopus dissectus is a critically endangered orchid species.  This is a small sized orchid species, with stems that grow up to around 30-40cm (12-16 inches) long.  In springtime, Cryptopus dissectus plants produce beautiful yellow and green toned flowers. This forest dwelling orchid species is critically…

Deinostigma tamiana originates from Vietnam, where this small plant species can be found growing in damp soils.  This plant’s form is most pronounced in younger plants; Deinostigma tamiana plants form attractive rosettes.  These plants have a similar growth habit to that seen in their relations –…

Dendrobium Berry ‘Oda’ is a hybrid Dendrobium orchid, that was created by crossing Dendrobium kingianum with Dendrobium ‘Mini Pearl’ (Dendrobium ‘Mini Pearl’ was created by crossing Dendrobium canaliculatum with Dendrobium bigibbum).  This new orchid is very popular with indoor gardeners.  Dendrobium Berry ‘Oda’ produces stems…

Dendrobium moniliforme is a miniature epiphytic and lithophytic orchid species, which originates from a number of regions, including: Assam, China, the Himalayas, Korea, Nepal, Taiwan, and Vietnam. Dendrobium moniliforme plants produce beautiful, white flowers, which are fragrant.

Dendrobium striolatum is a lithophytic orchid species that originates from Australia, where it’s known as the Streaked Rock Orchid. I have found that this miniature sized orchid grows happily when mounted onto cork bark, so don’t panic if you don’t have a spare limestone boulder,…

Dinema polybulbon is a miniature, epiphytic and lithophytic orchid species, which originates from Cuba, Mexico, and Nicaragua, where this orchid can be found growing on trees and rocks, in areas of humid forest. Dinema polybulbon produces large, caramel and ivory coloured, fragrant flowers, which have…

Diplocaulobium abbreviatum is a slow growing miniature, epiphytic orchid species, which is endemic to New Guinea.  Diplocaulobium abbreviatum produces attractive star shaped, white flowers that are edged with cream, with small yellow and dark purple markings in the centre of each inflorescence. This Diplocaulobium abbreviatum specimen is growing…

Diplocaulobium chrysotropis is a miniature, epiphytic orchid species, which can be found growing in the cloud forests of New Guinea. Diplocaulobium chrysotropis flourishes under bright, indirect light.  This miniature orchid grows best in humid conditions, in temperatures between 17C (62F) and 25C (77F). I have…

Domingoa purpurea is a miniature epiphytic orchid, which originates from Guatemala and Mexico. Domingoa purpurea is a miniature epiphytic orchid species that does not require a rest period to grow well.  So if the conditions you provide are constant, with sufficient light, water, and nutrients, this…

Doryopteris cordata is an unusual, small tropical, tender fern that is ideally suited to growing in terrariums, vivariums, or bottle gardens. Doryopteris cordata produces lobed fronds at the base of the fern, which form a low growing mound close to ground level.  These fronds look more…

Dryadella edwalii is a miniature, epiphytic orchid species that originates from the cloud forests of Brazil, where this orchid grows upon trees and other plants growing in these very humid areas of forest.  Although this is a mini orchid with compact blooms that can sometimes…

Dryadella simula is a cool growing, miniature epiphytic, orchid species that’s found growing in the lower regions of cloud forest in Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, and Costa Rica.  This orchid experiences natural variations during the seasons in its native environment, where it will experience dry seasons…

Epidendrum porpax is an epiphytic orchid species that originates from Colombia and Venezuela, where this miniature sized plant can be found growing on trees in areas of humid forest.  Epidendrum propax has a naturally creeping habit, this orchid forms spreading plant mats, that clothe the…

Ficus pumila is an evergreen climber, which is commonly known as the creeping fig.  Ficus pumila is a vigorous and robust, self-clinging climber, which can seemingly attach itself to even the smoothest of glass terrariums or vivariums with ease.  Ficus pumila forms a tall vine,…

Ficus pumila ‘White Sunny’ is a variegated climbing plant that grows as an epiphyte – this plant grows upon other plants – rather than in the soil or compost.  This climber grows very well when it’s grown mounted on to cork or another structure.  Ficus…

Fittonia albivenis ‘Mosaic White’ is often known by the plant’s common name of the nerve plant – this name references the leaves of this tender plant’s white veining, which stands out against the lovely green of this plant’s leaf.  This is an attractive, easy to grow…

Fittonia albivenis (Verschaffeltii Group) ‘Bambino’ is a cute little Fittonia.  This particular cultivar is smaller in size than many other Fittonias, producing leaves that are around a quarter of the size of one of a Fittonia albivenis (Verschaffeltii Group) ‘Big Leaf’  leaf.  The two plants…

Fittonia albivenis (Verschaffeltii Group) ‘Big Leaf’ is a Fittonia that produces larger sized leaves than most Fittonia cultivars.  This particular cultivar features leaves that are around four times the size of a Fittonia albivenis (Verschaffeltii Group) ‘Bambino’ leaf.  The two plants are very similar in…

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