wooly thyme terrarium

michael1846(6)June 15, 2013

will wooly thyme work in a terrarium does it need a dormancy period its a 10 gallon fish tank if it will not work i want to do a lithop terrarium but preferably a wooly thyme terrarium is freshwater driftwood ok for my terrarium i found it myself -thanks

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michael1846(6)

i put the wooly thyme in there is there a compadible plant

    Bookmark   June 16, 2013 at 11:40AM
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garyfla_gw(10 Florida)

Hi
generally speaking the best choice of plants are those that originate from lowland tropicaL areas. They are adapted to year around high temps and humidity.
if a plant originates from an area with seasonal changes
it's a good bet that it's required not an option.
Not familiar with wooly thyme but most need lots of light and air movement ,difficult to provide in a closed container.
Lithops are desert plants needing almost the opposite conditions of the average container.
Not saying it can't be done. I've seen gorgeous "desert 'terrariums even in florida just requires a much different approach Good luck !!! gary

    Bookmark   June 18, 2013 at 3:36AM
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michael1846(6)

Thank u so much

    Bookmark   June 19, 2013 at 8:07AM
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paul_(z5 MI)

Thyme is unlikely to do well. Not only is the average terr lacking in decent air circulation, but thyme requires very high light -- something difficult to accomplish in a terr without sending the temps through the roof.

I would suggest that Lithops would probably be a very bad choice. Have you grown Lithops before (not in a terr)? Terrarium-wise, the same issues as stated above but even more so. Especially in a terr, one watering mistake is all it would take to kill any and all Lithops in the tank.

    Bookmark   July 2, 2013 at 11:20AM
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michael1846(6)

Yes I have many lithops it is easy to water wait I water 2 to 3 times a year

    Bookmark   July 5, 2013 at 11:55PM
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paul_(z5 MI)

Though I still suspect a sad end, you could experiment and put some of your Lithops in a set up.

    Bookmark   July 13, 2013 at 11:50PM
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