Looking for miniature versions of terrarium plants

guitartistsDecember 15, 2012

I recently started making and keeping terrariums. I was talking with a gentleman the other day who used to keep terrariums back in the 70's and he was telling me about the miniature versions of plants like Aluminum, Baby Tears, etc that have the smallest leaves and growth habits. Couldn't find anything on ebay :( Looking to buy or trade for starts of these tiny varieties.... ANY tiny miniature version that can be used in terrariums. Thought maybe some enthusiasts here might have some or know where I might find them. :) Any help is greatly appreciated :)

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paul_(z5 MI)

Truthfully, finding true minis can be a challenge ... but then that also depends on just how "mini" one considers to be "mini".

So much depends upon just what your terr's dimensions are and what appeals to your sense of taste. There are some plants of various dimensions at the link I've provided at the bottom of my post -- though some are not what I would label "mini" while others definitely fit my personal def of "mini". (These are plants I sell off from time to time.)

There are mini types of broms one can find and Ficus pumila has small leaves and more of a vining habit. Also some of the Cryptanthus stay managably small. Most ferns, IME, get quite large and will try to take over the entire tank. Nephrolepis exaltata "Fluffy Ruffles"is one of the smaller ferns but it too will become a "thug".

Here is a link that might be useful: Some terr plants

    Bookmark   December 20, 2012 at 7:26PM
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guitartists

Thanks :D I will be sure to check it out :)

    Bookmark   December 24, 2012 at 11:57AM
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rredbbeard(SE CT USA/zone 6)

I just started too, so also looking. I started with micro-mini sinningia, which is a great little african violet relative that stays --Rr in CT

    Bookmark   December 26, 2012 at 9:48AM
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aviolet6(7)

The Violet Barn sells them. You can google it to get the exact web address.

    Bookmark   December 26, 2012 at 11:00AM
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devolet

Glasshouse Works has terrarium culture and all sorts of other delectables to garden with.

    Bookmark   January 5, 2013 at 2:28PM
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pirate_girl(Zone7 NYC)

Small leafed Fittonias work VERY well in terrariums, I've used them multiple times for them.

    Bookmark   January 8, 2013 at 4:05PM
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