We select interesting reliable plants from various families for a range of color & habit. 10 plants. We maintain an extensive selection of genera appropriate for terrarium. We offer an extremely handsome TERRARIUMS & WARDIAN CASES for serious growers at our location's gallery in Stewarts' Old Hotel. This collection is the basic for a starting terrarium. We offer ground covers, accent plants, and miniature tree-like subjects, selections from Abrometiella, Acorus, Adiantum, Aglonema, Alsobia, Alternanthera 'Christmas Tree,' 'White Carpet,' 'Green Machine,' Begonia cultivars, Breynia disticha nana, Chirita, Chlorophytum bichetii, Colysis Cryptanthus, Cuphea, Cyperus fertilis, Dionea, Dorstenia, Duranta, Episcia, Euphorbia, Fatshedera, Ficus pumila cultivars, Fittonia, Gardenia radicans, Gymnostachyum, Hedera 'Duck Foot,' hemigraphis 'Red Equator,' Helxine, Humata,Justicia extensa, Maranta repens, Microgramma palmerii, Monstera siltepacana, Pellionia, dwarf Peperomias, many Pilea, Saxifraga, Scirpus cernuus, Selaginella, Serissa, Snygonium, Tectaria, and so on. This collection will include enough to make the beginning terrarium look somewhat finished. You need to include in the notes section of the invoice what size terrarium you are working with (see below for a WARDIAN CASE COLLECTION with a list of larger statured plants) and any particular plants you like so that we have an idea what plant groups to pull for your terrarium order. If you need plants to live with your pet reptile or favorite amphibian, we will select from Anacampseros, Haworthia, mini Aloes, Gasterias, Ledebouria, Portulaca, mini-Sansevierias, Cyanotis and so on--you will need to add the 'possum skull you found last fall for your lizards' compatible furniture. Remember to use a bit of horticultural charcoal below the soil level to keep any potential contaminates (salts from water) from causing dampoff in the new terrarium. We offer horticultural charcoal, #92177, for $9.95.
Some of you grow only indoors, some only in terrariums; many of you have hobby greenhouses; while a growing number of customers live in subtropical or tropical areas of the world. These brief codes are an attempt to suggest whether or not a particular plant will do well in your particular conditions.
If an entry has the cluster HP CGH, this means normal house plant culture will be successful if the plant is given a cool CGH moist location; however if the entry has the cluster CGH HP, you would interpret this to suggest that while Cool Greenhouse conditions are needed for total success with this plant, House Plant conditions will be adequate, while not ideal. If the cluster is HH CGH you would interpret this to mean that while in Zone 8 or below this will be winter hardy outdoor, further north it will need considerable mulch, a cold frame, or a Cool Greenhouse to thrive. And so on.×