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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Maranta leuconeura var. kerchoveana is sometimes called the rabbit tracks plant, referencing this tender perennial plant’s leaves, whose leaf markings are similar to those made by a rabbit.  This evergreen plant hails from the rainforests of Brazil, where this tender plant grows in a very warm…

Masdevallia ‘Snowbird’ is a miniature sized, epiphytic orchid.  This particular Masdevallia is a primary hybrid, the orchid parent plants that created this hybrid are Masdevallia tovarensis and Masdevallia mejiana.  Masdevallia ‘Snowbird’ produces single, white coloured, large sized, rather elegant flowers, which are long lasting and have a…

Masdevallia amabilis is a miniature lithophytic or terrestrial orchid species, which originates from Peru.  There are a variety of different coloured flower forms of this orchid species available: pink, red, orange, and purple flowered forms can be found. Masdevallia amabilis tends to grow in a…

Masdevallia corazonica is a miniature, epiphytic orchid species, which is endemic to the cloud forests of Ecuador.  This miniature orchid species grows in higher altitudes, in moist, shady areas of forest.  This is one of the smallest sized Masdevallia species you’ll find. Masdevallia corazonica is…

Masdevallia decumana is a miniature, epiphytic orchid species that can be found growing upon trees, in the cloud forests of south eastern Ecuador and northern Peru.  This Masdevallia species requires warm, damp, and very humid growing conditions to grow and flourish. This miniature orchid’s flowers…

Masdevallia nidifica is a miniature epiphytic and lithophytic orchid species, which is widespread: this species originates from Nicaragua, Ecuador, Peru, and Colombia, where this plant can be found growing in areas of mountainous forest and cloud forests. Given cool to intermediate temperatures, a shaded environment…

Masdevallia polysticta is a miniature to small sized orchid species that hails from the cloud forests of Ecuador and Peru, where plants grow in very humid areas, in the mountains.  An epiphytical orchid species, Masdevallia polysticta grows upon other plants. It’s important that Masdevallia polysticta…

Masdevallia rechingeriana is a miniature, cool growing, epiphytic orchid species, which originates from Venezuela.  Masdevallia rechingeriana produces a triquetrous inflorescence, which is very tall, and is longer in length than the plant’s leaves. Masdevallia rechingeriana is growing inside my Miniature Orchid Trial BiOrbAir Terrarium, you can…

Masdevallia tentaculata is a miniature, epiphytic orchid species, which is endemic to Ecuador.  Plants of this particular orchid species are really quite striking when they are in bloom, as this plant develops very tall flowering stems, the size of these flowering stems is especially impressive…

Masdevallia tovarensis is miniature to small sized, epiphytic orchid that is endemic to Venezuela where it grows in cloud forests. Masdevallia tovarensis produces flower stems each of which can produce a number of beautiful, large, pure white flowers.  The flower stems can bloom again and…

Maxillaria acutifolia is a small and compact orchid species from: Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Leeward Islands, Mexico, Venezula, Trinidad and Tobago.  From winter to springtime, mature Maxillaria acutifolia plants produce these very cute yellow-orange coloured flowers, which are fragrant and have a nice…

A native plant of New Guinea, Mediocalcar decoratum is a low growing, miniature, epiphytic orchid species, it forms a creeping, spreading mat as the plant grows.  Mediocalcar decoratum favours growing in humid, damp conditions in dappled shade.  Mediocalcar decoratum thrives in moist conditions, this plant would enjoy…

Microsaccus griffithii is a mini miniature sized orchid species from Borneo, Cambodia, Java, Myanmar, Malaysia, the Philippines, Sumatra, Thailand, and Vietnam.  This gorgeous orchid is an epiphyte; it grows upon another plant and does very well when mounted onto a piece of cork bark, a…

Mystacidium gracile is an almost leafless miniature orchid, that grows as an epiphyte.  This is not a parasitic plant.  Mystacidium gracile grows upon another plant, but this orchid does not take any sustenance from its host plant, it just uses its host to raise itself…

Neofinetia falcata is a miniature to small sized, epiphytic orchid species, which originates from China, Japan, and Korea.  During the springtime, Neofinetia falcata produces beautiful, white flowers, which release their delicious fragrance during the evening.  This is a very attractive orchid species, the plants look absolutely…

Nephrolepis duffii is a tender fern from Asia.  This is a pretty little fern, with a naturally arching habit and a compact form.  Nephrolepis duffii  thrives in terrariums. Nephrolepis duffii fronds feature a series of button like leaflets that have earned this fern the common names…

Nephrolepis exaltata ‘Emina’ is a tender, evergreen fern that grows to a minimum of around 30cm (12 inches) tall.  It’s possible that this fern may grow a little taller if it’s grown in optimum conditions and is healthy and happy.  Nephrolepis exaltata ‘Emina’ produces arching…

Nephrolepis exaltata ‘Marisa’ is a fabulous little fern, which makes a great terrarium, bottle garden, or vivarium plant.  Nephrolepis exaltata ‘Marisa’ can also be grown as a beautiful container plant, or planted in a hanging basket, just take care to ensure that you grow this diminutive…

Nephrolepis exaltata ‘Fluffy Ruffles’, is also known by its common name of Sword fern.  This fern produces delicate, intricately shaped fronds in a lovely fresh-green colour. This Nephrolepis exaltata ‘Fluffy Ruffles’ specimen is growing inside my BiOrbAir terrarium.  You can see more photographs, and discover out…

This fern, a species of Nephrolepis, was very kindly given to me by a friend.  This Nephrolepis fern is both epiphytic and terrestrial – it will grow well if mounted onto cork or other tree bark, and the same fern will also grow well if…

Oeonia volucris is a small sized orchid species that originates from the Mascarene Islands, Madagascar, and Mauritius, where this orchid grows in coastal areas.  This is an epiphytic orchid – plants can be found growing upon the twiggy branches of trees, in areas of humid…

Oncidium hians is a small sized epiphytic orchid species, which is endemic to Brazil.  This orchid produces white and reddish brown coloured flowers, which are very pretty, both when viewed as a whole, with the plant, or when examined closely.  On a close examination, it’s…

Ornithocephalus manabina is a miniature sized, epiphytic orchid species, which originates from Ecuador.  This is such an attractive orchid species; plants produce delicate sprays of elegant, white flowers. I love Ornithocephalus manabina’s fan shaped leaves, they are very useful and add architectural, year round interest…

Ornithophora radicans is a miniature, epiphytic orchid species, which originates from Brazil in South America.  Ornithophora radicans has a grassy habit and appearance, this orchid produces sprays of miniature white, brown, and yellow coloured flowers for a few weeks every year, in autumn. I’ve grown…

Paphiopedilum concolor is a small to medium sized, terrestrial orchid species, which originates from: Myanmar, Vietnam, and China, among other places.  In its native environment, Paphiopedilum concolor can be found growing close to streams and water sources in forests, where this orchid grows directly in…

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