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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-25-2015, 02:58 PM Thread Starter
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Natural vines?

Does anyone know of any live vines that could be planted into a terrarium or any suppliers of dried out vines..etc that I could use?
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-25-2015, 06:27 PM
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-25-2015, 11:46 PM
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What size tank? What critter do you plan to have climbing it? Or is it just visual ethstetics?
Pothos is an easy to obtain vine that tolerates very wet conditions, but it gets HUGE. Would not reccomend in anything under 30g unless you want to trim often.
Also try googling or YouTube searching "diy vivarium vines" I've seen a few threads on other viv specific forums.
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Wild grape is a common plant across the United States. I've never used the vines in a terrarium, but I bet they would work and look great. Just collect them legally. (I highly doubt they are protected because they are not endangered, but I mean legally in the sense that some states do not allow collection of anything from official state parks, nature sanctuaries, etc.)
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creeping ficus might work, but I don't know if it would give you the look you want. A lot of times it's just a loose bush, but eventually it will start growing viny creepers that cling to walls.

It can get ridiculously big, but it has fairly small leaves, so might be a better bet for a terrarium.
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-28-2015, 05:53 PM
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Are you wanting thick vines for hardscaping, or leafy green plants climbing up your walls and hardscape?

If the latter, Marcgravia rectiflora is one of the easiest to find and to keep, and is an attractive shingling species.

Has a LiCor and knows how to use it.
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-30-2015, 03:29 PM
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Here is a site that might help. I've never ordered from them, I just found it while conducting a similar search to yours, for a future project.

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