Top 5 plants for terrariums

Here are top-5 low-maintenance plants for terrariums to add green essence to your indoor environment.

Aluminum plant

Pilea cadierei

Aluminum plant is an easy going house plant that is generally simple to please. So long as it gets sufficient water and sunlight, it will continue to be a stunning addition to your indoor garden for years to come. It features wide bushy leaves that are marked with silver patterns.

Plants for Terrarium

Aluminium plant

Spreading club mosses

Selaginella kraussiana

One of the most vigorous-growing “Tropical Club Mosses”, it adds a touch of brilliance to potted containers or terrarium design. Club mosses expand by creeping along slowly and is not invasive.

plants for terrarium

Spreading club mosses

Jade plant

Crassulaceae

There are several Crassula species that are sold under the general name of jade plant, friendship tree, or lucky plant. Jade plants are common indoor houseplants and often manicured as bonsai. They prefer moist soil, full (not direct) sun, and should not be over watered. Jade plants are from the Crassulaceae family, which has a number of other terrarium-friendly species.

plants for terrarium

Jade plant

Hens and Chicks

Sempervivum

Hens and Chicks are some of the most popular and hardy indoor plants as they can thrive in hot or cold, light or shade. They are commonly found in terrariums that are not fully enclosed.  

plants for terrarium

Hes and Chicks

Baby’s tears

Soleirolia soleirolii

Known by a variety of names, baby’s tears has tiny leaves and is an excellent groundcover. Prefers bright light and consistent moisture, so a closed terrarium is best. One caution: given the right conditions, baby’s tears can be seriously invasive.

plants for terrarium

Baby’s tears

Happy Gardening

Leave a Reply