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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Paphiopedilum esquirolei is an lithophytic, epiphytic, and terrestrial orchid species that originates from Vietnam, China, and Thailand. Paphiopedilum esquirolei can be grown in a pot filled with an open, free draining, speciality orchid compost comprised of a mix of bark pieces, charcoal, and coconut husk. Paphiopedilum esquirolei is…

Paphiopedilum fairrieanum is a terrestrial, lithophytic, and epiphytic orchid species that is often found growing upon rocks.  Plants can also be found growing in gravel and leaf litter, alongside, and in amongst grasses, in India. Paphiopedilum fairrieanum is a beautiful but now rare and critically endangered…

Paphiopedilum henryanum is a rare lithophytic and terrestrial orchid species that originates from China and Vietnam.  In the wild, these orchids grow on cliffs and in inaccessible areas.  Paphiopedilum henryanum plants can be found growing on limestone rocks and in open, free draining soils. Paphiopedilum henryanum was…

Paphiopedilum hirsutissimum is a lithophytic and terrestrial orchid species that originates from a large number of locations, including: Assam, Myanmar, Vietnam, India, Thailand, China, and Laos, where this orchid grows upon cliff edges, on rocks, in rocky soil, or in leaf litter. Given the range of…

Pellaea rotundifolia is a dark-green coloured, evergreen fern that enjoys bright, filtered light and consistently moist growing conditions.  This is an ideal fern to plant inside a terrarium, vivarium, or bottle garden. Pellaea rotundifolia’s common name is button fern, due to its rather lovely, dark…

There are various forms of Peperomia caperata plants available to purchase in garden centres and online.  Plants have handsome, fleshy leaves with deep set veins and their characteristic wrinkled foliage which adds welcome interest and texture to the home.  Leaf colours vary from silver, grey,…

Peperomia caperata ‘Frost’ is an interesting plant with handsome silver and grey coloured foliage; as you can see from the photograph above, my plant has occasional soft blush coloured tints on it’s leaves and stems.  This plant has unusual colouring, making it a superb choice…

If you’re a fan of autumnal colours or you’re looking to introduce warmer colour tones to your home, why not invest in a Peperomia caperata ‘Quito’ plant?  Peperomia caperata ‘Quito’ leaves display an orangery-red glow and with their deeply grooved leaves they also add a…

This is Peperomia caperata ‘Red Luna’.  A peperomia with warm orange-red tinted leaves with raised veining and wrinkles that give the leaves another dimension and added interest.  There are a wide range of Peperomias plants available.  Peperomia caperata ‘Red Luna’ is an adaptable plant that…

Let me introduce you to Peperomia caperata ‘Schumi Red’.  This peperomia’s leaves are an attractive rich maroon colour with deep grooves and wrinkles that give the leaves added depth and texture. There are so many types of Peperomia available.  Peperomia caperata ‘Schumi Red’ is an…

The beautifully wrinkled leaves of Peperomia caperata ‘Variegata’ provide interest and contrasting texture in a terrarium or bottle garden.  Peperomia caperata ‘Variegata’ is an easy to care for plant, it’s a great choice of plant for a terrarium or bottle garden, but this Peperomia grows just…

Peperomia prostrata is a rather charming plant that produces exquisitely plump, perfectly round leaves that are dark green in colour, with a lighter green veining.  These really are such cute leaves, Peperomia prostrata leaves would make perfect buttons!  Peperomia prostrata is a low-growing plant, with a creeping, spreading habit. …

Peperomia rotundifolia makes a lovely terrarium, vivarium, bottle garden, and Peperomia rotundifolia can also be grown as a pretty houseplant. Peperomia rotundifolia enjoys moderate growing conditions.  This plant doesn’t like too bright a position – so avoid placing your plants in an area that receives harsh…

I was given this Phalaenopsis by two of my best friends, it’s a great little plant!  Phalaenopsis ‘Purple Princess’ is a miniature to small sized Phalaenopsis hybrid; plants grow to around 10-15cm (4-6 inches) tall.  ‘Purple Princess’ plants produce rather striking, cerise to Fuchsia pink…

Phalaenopsis appendiculata is a miniature epiphytic orchid species, which is endemic to Pahang, in Malaysia. This is a mini, miniature orchid species, that has a reputation for being difficult to grow.  If you’re growing Phalaenopsis appendiculata, take care to mist your plant’s roots regularly, and…

Phalaenopsis celebensis is a miniature to small sized, epiphytic orchid species.  This orchid species is endemic to the Sulawesi Island, in Indonesia.  The Sulawesi Island was formerly known as Celebes, which is where the specific epithet of this orchid’s name – ‘celebensis’ comes from.  Plants…

Phalaenopsis chibae is an epiphytic orchid species, which is endemic to Vietnam.  I’d describe Phalaenopsis chibae as a miniature to small sized orchid species. Phalaenopsis chibae displays rather large, dark reddish-purple coloured leaves, which have an attractive glossy sheen, they’re really quite reflective. This miniature orchid…

Phalaenopsis cochlearis is both an epiphytic and lithophytic orchid species that originates from Malaysia and Borneo, where this small sized orchid grows on limestone rocks and upon trees in forests.  This orchid’s common name is the ‘spoon like Phalaenopsis’ – referring to this orchid species…

Phalaenopsis cornu-cervi is a species of epiphytic and lithophytic orchid that originates from Java, Bangladesh, Borneo, Myanmar, Thailand, India, Laos, Vietnam, Sumatra, and other regions, where this small sized orchid can be found growing upon rocks, trees, or other plants, in various environments, from areas of…

Phalaenopsis cornu-cervi ‘Red’ is a species of epiphytic and lithophytic orchid that originates from Java, Borneo, Myanmar, Thailand, India, Laos, and other regions, where this small sized orchid can be found growing upon rocks, trees, or other plants, in various environments, from areas of forest near…

Phalaenopsis deliciosa is a miniature, epiphytic orchid species, which originates from many places, including: Bangladesh, Nepal, Myanmar, Vietnam, Thailand, India, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, and the Philippines.  This epiphytic orchid species is often found growing upon trees that are growing near water; plants flourish in humid,…

Phalaenopsis deliciosa var. alba is the white form of Phalaenopsis deliciosa. Phalaenopsis deliciosa var. alba is a miniature, epiphytic orchid species, which originates from many places including: Bangladesh, Nepal, Myanmar, Vietnam, and the Philippines.  Plants can usually be found growing upon trees, in areas of…

I tend to focus my attentions on miniature and mini-miniature sized orchids; however, Phalaenopsis equestris is a larger orchid species.  This is a small to medium sized orchid, which grows too large to be considered inside any small or medium sized terrariums or bottle gardens.  Phalaenopsis…

Phalaenopsis equestris ‘Aparri’ is a small to medium sized orchid species; this particular flowered form originates from the Municipality of Aparri, in the Philippines.  It’s an epiphytic orchid species, that grows upon the branches and trunks of trees, in forested areas.  This form of Phalaenopsis…

Phalaenopsis equestris f. alba is the white flowered form of Phalaneopsis equestris.  Many of the orchids I write about are miniature or even mini-miniature sized; however, Phalaenopsis equestris is a small sized orchid species, which forms plants that grow too large in size for this…

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