Vines & Trailing Plants

A general category of similar-growing vivarium appropriate plants

 

Callisia repens

Bolivian Wandering Jew

Callisia repens
A super easy to grow plant, Callisia repens will creep & climb on backgrounds & terrain with ease. This is one of the most bulletproof plants one can use in a vivarium, for it's tolerance of a wide variety of conditions. Tolerates bright or dim light, & high to medium humidity. Grows quickly!
 
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Cyanotis kewensis

Teddy Bear Vine

Cyanotis kewensis Cyanotis kewensis
A member of the Commelinaceae family of flowering plants, sharing some relation to the more common Tradescantia & Callisia 'Wandering Jew' plants. Like it's cousins, Cyanotis kewensis grows tolerates a wide variety of both lighting & substrate conditions, but doesn't grow as quickly. The Teddy Bear Vine seems to tolerate short periods of dryness better than many plants we carry, and would be a suitable choice for vivarium dwelling species of a variety of different sizes. Does not require much light, but will tolerate a fair amount if provided.
 
2-3qty 5-7in Clippings $4.49
 

Dischidia ruscifolia

Million Hearts

Dischidia ruscifolia Dischidia ruscifolia
A less-than-common epiphytic trailing plant. Does great in humid vivariums when mounted high & allowed to trail downward. Provide moderate to bright lighting for best results. We suggest using a very fast draining soil, if not mounting this plant epiphytically.
 
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Epipremnum aureum

Golden Pothos

Golden Pothos Golden Pothos
One of the easiest vivarium plants to grow, and an excellent choice for a beginner or someone looking for a nearly non-killable plant! These grow fairly quickly and will require some trimming occasionally but it's a very easy plant to propagate, so nothing goes to waste! Hardy leaves offer vivarium inhabitants places to hide & climb. Sold in 3" pots as shown above.
 
$3.99/ea 3in Pot
 

Epipremnum aureum 'Neon'

Neon Pothos

Neon Pothos Neon Pothos
Neon Pothos is just like the more common 'Golden Pothos', only with solid lime green leaves. One of the easiest vivarium plants to grow, and an excellent choice for a beginner or someone looking for a nearly non-killable plant! These grow fairly quickly and will require some trimming occasionally but it's a very easy plant to propagate, so nothing goes to waste! Hardy leaves offer vivarium inhabitants places to hide & climb. Sold in 3" pots as shown above.
 
$4.29/ea 3in Pot
 

Ficus pumila

Creeping Fig in standard green & variegated cultivars

Creeping Fig
A very commonly used creeping vine, available in both standard/green, and variegated cultivars. Tolerant of a wide variety of lighting conditions, but requires a humid environment, and must never be allowed to dry out. This plant will eagerly grow to cover a background or vivarium decor item, and is likely to require regular trimming once acclimated.
 
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Marcgravia rectiflora

A Rare Shingling Plant

Marcgravia rectiflora Marcgravia rectiflora
Marcgravia rectiflora is one of the rarer plants we work with, and each (8-14 leaf) plant clipping we offer took a few months to grow. Planting/mounting them on moist sphagnum to encourage growth is the most proven & reliable practice, although mounting them to usually-moist backgrounds or wood decor works too if automated misters are used to ensure they never dry out. We recommend keeping humidity pretty high (75%+) with this tropical South American species, since periods of complete dryness aren't well tolerated. This shingling plant prefers to grow upward toward light, so mounting them lower on a background is good practice. Once these shingling plants establish themselves (acclimate), the growth rate increases drastically. We consider this a slightly more difficult plant than the majority of vining species we offer, but it's one of the easiest Marcgravia species to care for.
 
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Limit 10 clippings per client due to limited supply
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We usually try to be generous with the plants we provide by under-rating the size clients will receive for many plants we sell. Marcgravia's rarity and slow growth rate means we're very limited on the amounts we have available. Each clipping sold is around 3-4in long with 8-14 leaves per portion. (Similar to what's shown in the photo above-right) These are not rooted portions, although aerial roots are likely to be present.
 

Pellionia pulchra

Satin Pellionia / Polynesian Ivy

Pellionia pulchra
A fairly difficult plant to propagate outside the vivarium condition, Pellionia pulchra is an understory dweller that does best with moderate to low light conditions, in moist substrate. Higher humidity is a must with this species, as lower humidity will cause drying out & discoloration of the leaves. Does not tolerate cold (sub 65F) conditions well, but thrives in warmer environments. This plant benefits from direct misting, and should be planted in a fairly dim or shaded location for best growth. Grows about 3-4in upwards before trailing downwards, so planting this species higher in an enclosure is recommended.
 
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Peperomia japonica

Peperomia japonica Peperomia japonica
A great looking trailing Peperomia species. It's difficult to see in the picture, but it's got a slight "watermelon" coloration to the leaves. Extremely easy to propagate & grow in a variety of lighting conditions, so long as humidity is kept high. Does well with a fast draining soil that's allowed to dry slightly between watering.
 
$3.99/3-5 Clippings
 

Peperomia prostrata

Peperomia prostrata Peperomia prostrata
This is one of the most sought-after Peperomia species in the live vivarium hobby. It's native to tropical South America, and it's delicate trailing pattern makes it an excellent vivarium plant. This is one of the more difficult of the usually easy to grow Peperomia species we offer, and isn't available often. Grows epiphytically or terrestrially, so long as it has area to hang downward. Tolerates low to moderate amounts of light, and does best with moist soil.
 
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Peperomia quadrangularis

Peperomia 'Beetle'

Peperomia quadrangularis Peperomia Beetle
A creeping/trailing species of Peperomia with striped oblong leaves which grow symmetrically along the stems. Native to Panama & Northern South America, the plant is equally at home growing in substrate or when mounted epiphytically in a humid environment. Tolerates low to moderate amounts of light, and thrives with plenty of humidity. Leaves grow to be about 1in long. It's appearance is very similar to Dischidia ovata, only at around 1/4 the cost.
 
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Philodendron hederaceum 'Brasil'

Philodendron Brasil

Philodendron hederaceum 'Brasil'
A tropical Philodendron native to much of central & South America including (as you may have guessed), Brazil. Has a very similar growth pattern to the more common Heart Leaf Philo, only with a variegation to the leaves. A fast grower which is easy to propagate, and tolerates a fairly wide range of environmental conditions, and is tolerant of a wide variety of lighting conditions. Will require some trimming as it grows.
 
$4.99/ea 3in Pot
 

Philodendron scandens

Heart Leaf Philodendron

Philodendron Scandens
A widely-used plant that's just about impossible to kill, super easy to grow, and also easy to propagate. Very fast grower that's perfect for grow-out tanks, dart frog vivaria, and even larger gecko species! Thrives in a wide range of humidity, and tolerates a wide variety of lighting conditions.
 
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Pilea glauca

Pilea Aquamarine

Pilea aquamarine Pilea aquamarine
A beautiful, delicate, trailing species of Pilea that's an excellent choice for mounting high & allowing it to drape downward. This species will also grow along the floor of a vivarium, if given the opportunity. 4" Pot shown above left. Will grow epiphytically in highly humid enclosures, or can be planted in a quick-draining substrate that's kept moist.
 
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Tradescantia fluminensis

Green Wandering Jew

Green Wandering Jew
Very similar to the more common purple variety (below), only with smaller .75-1.25" green leaves, this is another fast growing plant that flourishes in a vivarium. Does best with high humidity/light, but will tolerate a very wide range of conditions without much issue. Extremely easy to propagate. Grows extremely quickly. Sold by the clipping or by the pot.
 
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These rooted bunches are roughly equal to a 3in potted plant! We'd offer pots, but this plant grows much faster in a hanger.
 

Tradescantia zebrina

Purple Wandering Jew

Wandering Jew Purple Wandering Jew Purple
Wandering Jew is a fast growing, deep purplish plant that flourishes in a vivarium. The bright purple hues will become brighter under brighter lighting. Does best with high humidity + light, but can survive in an extremely wide range of conditions. One of the easiest plants to propagate. Grows extremely quickly.
 
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These rooted bunches are roughly equal to a 3in potted plant! We'd offer pots, but this plant grows much faster in a hanger.
 

Vanilla planifolia

Vanilla Orchid

Vanilla Planifolia Orchid
A great looking vining plant that makes a great addition to any tropical vivarium. Vanilla planifolia does best in warm (70°F+), humid (75%R/H+) conditions, and won't thrive in a much more dry environment. Grows epiphytically without much effort in very humid enclosures, or can be planted in a fast-draining substrate that doesn't get too saturated. Will survive in lower-light conditions, but it does best with bright lighting.
 
$7.99/ea 5-7" Clipping