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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-27-2019, 05:35 PM Thread Starter
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Looking for some plant ideas.

Hey folks! Glad to be a new member. I'm in need for some ideas of a plant or two to act as colorful pop of life for the terrarium/beta aquarium I am building.

First the bog/ filter, I have a planting area of roughly 2x6" in the lower left corner. This black gravel area with the hoses on top is the surface to a 8x6" bog housed below the aquarium. It is built using a mixture of orchid mix, course coco fiber and gravel at four inches deep with 1 inch of gravel on top. The medium is contained in a bag made of several layers of weed barrier fabric. There is a 1 inch layer of 1/2" lava stone below the bog on the exterior of the bog bag.

I am trying dragons tounge for the foreground hoping it will fill in the area at the bottom . I'm just not sure if it will survive the bog conditions. If not I'd like to find a colorful creeper with smaller leaves to fill in the foreground area below the aquarium. I would like to find something taller to plant behind the dragons tounge to break up the rock wall behind the aquarium. This area is not very well lit but does have moderate exposure from the aquarium lighting.

I need another small creeping or hanging plant to go above the cave/water feature. This area has a wicking system and will be generally moist at all times as well. It is not very deep though only about an inch.

Thanks for the input!
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-27-2019, 09:38 PM
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Main problem I see is down at bottom light is very, very low. Might try some types of Fittonia as they do well in low light and actually need a damper terrarium environment.

Up top try some golden creeping Jenny, nice color pop and draping vine habit.

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-28-2019, 12:20 AM Thread Starter
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The creeping Jenny is a beautiful plant. I think it will be perfect for the top planter.

Do you think peace lilies would do ok in the lower planter? I'm not after the flowers, but do worry about vertical size.
I am wanting something with a vertical growth pattern to go behind the dragons tounge. But the height is really restrictive.
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