Terrarium Plants | Garden Goods Direct
Adding a touch of greenery and color to your sunroom, kitchen or study brings an ambiance of relaxation and comfort. The use of terrariums is especially becoming popular among gardeners searching for a green form of home décor with a modern, yet classic touch. Of course, the eye-catching feature of most terrariums, from desert to bog, are their plants. If you’re looking to buy plants for your terrarium, consider our selection of terrarium plants at Garden Goods Direct.
Types of Terrarium Plants for Sale
A variety of plants are ideal for terrariums, though they may differ in their sunlight, temperature and moisture requirements. A few of our nursery experts’ favorites include:
With so many types and sizes of terrariums, you can create a variety of glass gardens, like bogs and deserts, to display throughout your home.
Why Use Terrarium Plants?
Since their start in the 1800s, gardeners have found a multitude of reasons to use terrarium plants. An excellent reason is due to their compact size, which makes them a perfect addition to end tables, countertops, windowsills, coffee tables and other nooks throughout your home.
Another reason to buy terrarium plants is because they allow you to grow plants that otherwise wouldn’t thrive in your climate zone, such as a bog plant. Plus, terrarium plants are a fantastic way to flex your creativity!
Tips for Choosing the Right Type of Terrarium Plants
Whether you’re replacing a plant in your existing terrarium or are starting a brand-new terrarium, you want to ask a few questions before shopping, including:
- What type of terrarium do you have?
- What are the light, ventilation, temperature and moisture requirements of your current or planned terrarium?
- What is the size of your terrarium?
If you’re browsing carnivorous terrarium plants for sale, you also want to think about the additional care requirements, as terrariums are free of insects.
How to Use and Care for Terrarium Plants
A must for any gardener nurturing a terrarium is to check plants for diseases and insects before and after adding them to your terrarium. If an infection starts in your terrarium, such as due to too much humidity, it can spread fast among your plants, devastating your terrarium. That’s why our nursery experts always stress the importance of inspecting your plants every day. If you do discover an infestation in your terrarium, you must remove the infected plants.
As you establish your terrarium, you’ll want to follow these steps:
- Remove any soil from your plant’s root ball edges and ends.
- Add the appropriate growing medium to your cleaned terrarium.
- Moisten your soil mix, which will be for a desert, tropical or bog terrarium.
- Use a funnel to add your custom soil mix to the terrarium.
- Insert your plants, from largest to smallest.
- Pack your soil and cover it with moss, orchard bark or pebbles.
- Water your plants at a consistent and even rate, ensuring you don’t overwater.
If you do add more water to your terrarium plants than intended, use a baster to remove the additional water — but do not tip your terrarium to pour it out.
Buy Terrarium Plants From Garden Goods Direct Today
With their miniature beauty and inspired displays, as well as less-intensive care requirements than potted plants, terrarium plants are rising in popularity and creativity each year. At Garden Goods Direct, we know — our nursery experts discuss it with interest almost every week, which is why we’ve curated a selection of premium Woodie-approved terrarium plants for sale.
Buy plants for your terrarium from Garden Goods Direct, the number one online garden center, today!