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Desktop Terrarium.

I was in Michaels with the family and saw a small glass bowl that I wanted to make into a desktop terrarium for work.

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I bought a bunch of lava rock and got a rock that doesn't match the others (a lot of brown mixed with the black) so I decided to use that.

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Went to a plant nursery and they had all types of plants they called "fairy plants" was not fully comfortable buying something called fairy plants.

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Put crushed lava rock in the bottom and soil on top. Arranged the plants as background middle and foreground. Filled in some spaces with some moss out of my backyard. Put the lava rock in the middle. Made a path with fine gravel in the front and this was the final product.

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I am happy with how it turned out and it was super easy. Hopefully its easy to maintain.

Well that's just like.........your opinion man.


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Can't see images, but sounds cool!
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You have a nice collection of plants there "But" a few of those plants are totally unsuitable for your small container.

The easiest way to explain about the plants is for you to use Google for each plant using the Botanical name.

eg the first two plants are a ground cover I have it growing in my fernery.

One of those ferns is for outdoors.

Another plant is a creeper I have it growing in my 5ft tank.



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You have a nice collection of plants there "But" a few of those plants are totally unsuitable for your small container.

The easiest way to explain about the plants is for you to use Google for each plant using the Botanical name.

eg the first two plants are a ground cover I have it growing in my fernery.

One of those ferns is for outdoors.

Another plant is a creeper I have it growing in my 5ft tank.



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From what I was reading all those plants will do well in a terrarium. I am aware I will have to do a good bit of trimming to keep it managable. Also might have to move some things around eventually aswell. Which is fine as I am planning on a paludarium build this fall.

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https://davesgarden.com/community/fo...hp?pid=9115279

I had one bigger than that one many years ago.

http://www.perennials.com/plants/pol...ussimense.html

Its the same in Australia often labeled as suitable for Terrariums.

Mini plants often refer to the pot size and very young plants.

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Any suggestions on some ferns that would work?

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I had a lot of problems locating ferns in Australia.

My suggestion would be hunt good quality plant nursery and ask for suitable names then Google for information on plant sizes and suitable for your container.

Even then you have to hope they will post the plants to you.

I had one plant nursery wanted close to Au$50 to post a $5. plant.

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There is a huge nursery about 1.5 hrs from where I live that I originally was going to go to before I found the place I went to which is 5 mins out of the way on my drive to work. Maybe I will make that trip and put these ferns in my paludarium when I build it.


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I had a lot of problems locating ferns in Australia.

My suggestion would be hunt good quality plant nursery and ask for suitable names then Google for information on plant sizes and suitable for your container.

Even then you have to hope they will post the plants to you.

I had one plant nursery wanted close to Au$50 to post a $5. plant.

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That sounds like a great idea.

Only check by Botanical names.

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