10 Indoor Plants That Thrive in Terrariums
Choosing your terrarium plants is undoubtedly difficult as many excellent options look beautiful and thrive well in terrariums. Plants growing in terrariums rarely require water and can thrive happily for many years with a bit of care. Whatever you do, don't make a succulent terrarium!
We have listed the best terrarium plants that are very easy to thrive and care for, and even a novice can successfully grow them well. We've excluded air plants in this article, which are part of their own category as air plant terrariums.
Artillery Fern (P. microphylla)
Artillery fern, unlike its name, is not a fern but a member of the pilea family. These plants shoot their seeds with a popping sound hence the name Artillery fern. It has a delicate, lovely, and interesting texture. You will find this plant easy to thrive in terrariums with minimal care.
The aluminium plant originates from Vietnam. It loves low to medium sunlight and warm weather. The plant’s leaves have lustrous white markings that make the aluminium plant shine. It proliferates, so you need to prune it back often. The aluminium plant is the one you need to grow in your terrarium.
Polka Dot Plant (Hypoestes phyllostachya)
Polka dot plants have the best sense of humour. It is joyful and comes in red, pink, and silver varieties. These plants are easy to look for, and you might need to pinch them a bit back if you notice it is getting too tall or begin to become spindly or leggy.
The prayer plant is a stunning red-veined plant. It got this unique name because it folds up the leaves at night like it's in prayer. The prayer plant loves to stay warm, so you mustn't keep the terrarium close to cold windows or chilly drafts.
Peperomia (Peperomia caperata)
The common peperomias for sale have leaves that are beautifully blushed with red or all green leaves. It is a slow grower that makes a gorgeous plant for your terrariums. This plant also often grows beautiful flower spikes. Lucky people will see these flowers adding a cool colour pop to their terrariums.
While your golden pothos may look average as an indoor plant, it looks fantastic in your terrarium. This plant has an excellent reputation as an indestructible, bulletproof houseplant, which seems more accurate in a controlled terrarium environment. If they seem a bit unruly, prune them back, so they look great for years.
Baby Tears (Soleirolia soleirolii)
Baby tears are also known as angel's tears, Pollyanna vine, Corsican's curse, and more. The curse refers to the fact that baby tears can become seriously invasive when given the proper environmental conditions, taking over your entire garden. In terrariums, it behaves exceptionally well and is a low-growing, lovely plant.
Button Fern (Pellaea rotundifolia)
There's something about your small button fern that is incredibly attractive. Native from New Zealand, this plant is hardy and highly drought tolerant. Button ferns are slightly mop-headed, but at the same time, they are also delicate and elegant.
Creeping Fig (Ficus pumila)
With its tiny, variegated heart-shaped leaves, your creeping fig makes an excellent addition to any terrarium. Its creeping nature seems very interesting to try in your large terrariums.
Croton (Codiaeum variegatum)
Crotons add bling to any terrarium. Its lustrous, thick leaves have striking colours and shapes. This plant may not be a well-known terrarium plant, but they look marvellous if it grows in open jar terrariums.