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Good Space Fillers For Terrarium

dionae

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What are some good plants that can fill space in a terrarium. I'm looking for something that maybe vines out???. Any suggestions?
 
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This ivy grows ridiculously fast. You cover shipping and you can have all of it you want..

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DragonsEye

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Miniature orchids. For LL tanks, use phalenopsis and bulbophyllum.

Not generally if you plan on planting them in the media. As mounts is a better idea.

Depends on how much you're willing to do to keep the 'filler' in check. Many will very quickly try to take over the entire tank. (Witness Mass's ivy -- though I've always found ivies to be major spider mite magnets ....).

If you want rampant growth and don't mind "weeding" regularly:
Selaginella
ferns
Ficus pumila

If you want slower growers:
bromeliads
african violets
some types of orchids

Really depends on what you want and how much money you consider reasonable.




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dionae

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Thank you for all of the suggestions and Mass are you willing to ship regular mail?
 
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If you're talkin CP terrarium, Utrics are great & they flower. Also you could try LFS moss for any terrarium. I have some miniature ferns that i use in my terrariums, too, that send out runners but are slow growing. there are also some tropical miniature begonias that love terrarium conditions. A lot depends on how damp/soggy your terrarium's conditions are going to be & what kind of planting medium you're using.
 

dionae

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Just to give a lil info all of my plants will be in pots. I plan on filling the terrarium to the rim of the pots with LFS. I just want companion plants and space fillers to give a more natural look:). Thanks again for all of the suggestions and I will search all of the plants and see what I like. Thanks!
 
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