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Plants that don't easily fit into our other categories

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Terrarium plant greenhouse Alocasia in a terrarium Fittonia in a terrarium ZZ plant in a terrarium Vivarium plant greenhouse
Plants are categorized here when they don't easily fit elsewhere in our store. Some of these might be most most appropriate as a funky or interesting houseplant, whereas others are totally terrarium appropriate, so be sure to check the descriptions before making a selection! We do our best to grow every plant we can in-house, and that's the case with the majority of species on this page. A few which are too big for us to grow in-house are fastidiously hand-picked in person by our staff from a local family owned nursery we've been working with since we opened for business. We take our responsibility to provide the absolute highest quality plants seriously, and we're confident that you'll love the plants you receive!
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Potted Plants:

Best Terrarium Plants For The Price Bare Rooted & Wrapped With ID
Plant nurseries roughly categorize their plants by pot size, and a plant is made available once it has mostly filled out it's container. Generally speaking, a 4in potted plant is roughly twice the size of a 3in pot, and a 3in potted plant is typically twice the size of a 2in pot. Needless to say, we do our best to offer big & healthy plants which were categorized honestly, and are representative of the photos we've got listed on the site. Every potted plant we sell is shipped bare root, and the root ball of the plant is carefully wrapped in paper towels before it's placed back into it's cleaned pot for shipping. From there, it's wrapped in clean brown packing paper and labeled with it's species before shipping.
 

Live Mats:

Healthy Background Plants For Terrariums How We Ship Live Mat Terrarium Plants
We're proud to offer a brand new way to order plants, and we're loving the results so far. Our Live Mats are grown with plenty of light & the ideal amount of moisture required to form a dense mat. Before shipping, each section is gently separated from it's sealed container, rinsed free of excess potting soil, and carefully placed in a partially inflated airtight bag. Depending on the specific plant, live mats can planted terrestrially or attached to a background to grow epiphytically. These are exceptionally dense portions of plants, so a little can go a long way!
 

Rooted Portions:

How We Ship Rooted Portions Of Terrarium Plants
Some plants we grow are offered in rooted portions, which are slightly smaller portions than would typically be included in a 3in pot. The length and overall portion size depends on the species being offered, but these do include a portion of the root system for easy planting & fast acclimation. When it comes time to ship, we'll carefully separate the portion from it's mother plant, rinse the roots free of potting soil, and carefully wrap the roots in a ball of moist paper towels. From there, the plant is wrapped in clean brown packing paper and labeled with it's species before shipping.
 

Clippings:

How We Ship Clippings For Terrarium Plants
Clippings are the smallest size portion of what we offer. Depending on the species, clippings may or may not include small attached roots. Plants we sell as clippings are typically epiphytic in nature, meaning they'll grow without soil on the surface of another plant (or wood decor, backgrounds, etc). The difficulty in planting clippings depends entirely on the species, so don't hesitate to ask before ordering if you are curious. When it comes time to ship, we carefully clean, wrap, and seal our clippings in partially filled bags to ensure the safest transit possible. Like everything else we sell, these are individually labeled with ID.
 
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Alocasia amazonica 'Polly'

Elephant's Ear

Alocasia 'Polly'
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An awesome broad leafed Aroid that makes a great houseplant, or addition to taller enclosures. The pictured plant is growing in a 4in pot.
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Difficulty Adult Size USDA Zone Endemic Region(s)
Average 24in 11-12 Asia + Eastern Australia
Lighting Soil pH Nutrients Water
Partial shade 5.5-6.5 Mild, balanced Keep moist, don't over-water
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Vivarium Lighting Vivarium Substrate Vivarium Maintenance Vivarium Placement
Average
(Any Lighting Kit)
ABG, V1, or V2
(Any Substrate Kit)
Semi-frequent
Expect To Trim Monthly
Terrestrial / Plant where it's less likely to block light
(See VC101's Plant Section For Tips!)
Special Instructions
This one can grow upward fairly quickly, but can be easily trimmed to fit many 24in tall & larger enclosures.
Prune overgrown leaves at their stem's lowest point before they block too much light from passing through to below.

USDA Zone ratings are listed on the conservative side. To learn more, visit the Plant Hardiness Zone Map. (External Link)
Nutrient data listed for houseplant care only. Additional nutrients are not typically required in properly designed live vivaria.
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Alsobia dianthiflora

Lace Flower Vine

Alsobia dianthiflora
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Alsobia dianthiflora is a fairly quick-growing terrestrial Gesneriad with interesting white flowers. Even at a fairly small size the plant may throw multiple stolons which will grow plantlets that can either be allowed to grow in, or removed/replanted.
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Difficulty Adult Size USDA Zone Endemic Region(s)
Easy 5-6in/ea 11-12 Tropical South America
Lighting Soil pH Nutrients Water
Partial shade to filtered sun 6.0-7.5 Mild, balanced Keep moist, don't overwater
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Medium/High
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ABG, V1, or V2
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Infrequent
Expect To Trim Bi-Monthly
Terrestrial / Vining, Readily spreads
(See VC101's Plant Section For Tips!)

USDA Zone ratings are listed on the conservative side. To learn more, visit the Plant Hardiness Zone Map. (External Link)
Nutrient data listed for houseplant care only. Additional nutrients are not typically required in properly designed live vivaria.
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Calathea lancifolia

Rattlesnake Calathea

Calathea lancifolia Calathea lancifolia
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This species is a relative of the more common prayer plant (maranta), and is native to tropical Brazil. The boldly patterned & rippled leaves are bright green & dark green on top, and a shade of purple/pink on the undersides. As a houseplant, these do great grown in any decorative pot, and prefer partial shade & moist soil. Over time, we've had these slowly grow to fill 8in pots with awesome visual impact. In a terrarium, these larger plants are typically only recommended for taller enclosures, although they are fairly easy to trim-down when necessary. If allowed to, these can grow up to 24-30in tall, although we usually ship them at only 6-12in. The leaves are not strong enough to support larger species (Crested/Gargoyle) climbing on them, but the plants will withstand being housed with similarly sized animals. This plant is also a great match for dart frogs, tree frogs, and micro geckos. The plant pictured is growing in a 3in pot.
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Difficulty Adult Size USDA Zone Endemic Region(s)
Easy Up to 30in 11-12 South America (Brazil)
Lighting Soil pH Nutrients Water
Partial shade to filtered sun 5.5-7.0 Mild, balanced Keep moist, but don't over-water
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(Any Substrate Kit)
Semi-Infrequent
Expect To Trim Bi-Monthly
Terrestrial / Allow space for vertical growth
(See VC101's Plant Section For Tips!)

USDA Zone ratings are listed on the conservative side. To learn more, visit the Plant Hardiness Zone Map. (External Link)
Nutrient data listed for houseplant care only. Additional nutrients are not typically required in properly designed live vivaria.
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Ficus benjamina

Weeping Fig

Ficus benjamina Weeping Fig
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Weeping Fig trees are a popular houseplant which has become a favorite among Chameleon enthusiasts for it's large, strong branches. For terrarium applications, we'd expect to plan for the tree to grow slowly. Once it outgrows the enclosure, it can always be rinsed off & used as a houseplant, or even as an out-of-terrarium perch area if your animal(s) are well behaved and supervised! We ship these anywhere from 16-18in+ tall. The pictured plant is growing in a 6in pot.
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Difficulty Adult Size USDA Zone Endemic Region(s)
Average 50+ Feet! 11-12 Asia, Australia, SW Pacific
Lighting Soil pH Nutrients Water
Partial shade to full sun 6.0-7.5 Mild, 3:1:2* Keep moist, don't over-water
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Vivarium Lighting Vivarium Substrate Vivarium Maintenance Vivarium Placement
Medium
(Any Lighting Kit)
ABG, V1, or V2
(Any Substrate Kit)
High
Expect To Trim Often
Terrestrial / Temporary, but can fit for years
Plant where it'll have room to grow for awhile

USDA Zone ratings are listed on the conservative side. To learn more, visit the Plant Hardiness Zone Map. (External Link)
Nutrient data listed for houseplant care only. Additional nutrients are not typically required in properly designed live vivaria.
* Fertilizer recommendation from NDSU Extension Serviceext link (We don't grow this one in house!)
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Ficus benjamina 'Breeze'

Variegated Weeping Fig

Ficus Breeze
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Weeping Fig trees are a popular houseplant which has become a favorite among Chameleon enthusiasts for it's large, strong branches. This is identical to the traditional (green) variety, only with variegation in the leaves. For terrarium applications, we'd expect to plan for the tree to grow slowly. Once it outgrows the enclosure, it can always be rinsed off & used as a houseplant, or even as an out-of-terrarium perch area if your animal(s) are well behaved and supervised! We ship these anywhere from 10-14in+ tall. The pictured plant is growing in a 4in pot.
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Difficulty Adult Size USDA Zone Endemic Region(s)
Average 50+ Feet! 11-12 Asia, Australia, SW Pacific
Lighting Soil pH Nutrients Water
Partial shade to full sun 6.0-7.5 Mild, 3:1:2* Keep moist, don't over-water
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Vivarium Lighting Vivarium Substrate Vivarium Maintenance Vivarium Placement
Medium
(Any Lighting Kit)
ABG, V1, or V2
(Any Substrate Kit)
High
Expect To Trim Often
Terrestrial / Temporary, but can fit for years
Plant where it'll have room to grow for awhile

USDA Zone ratings are listed on the conservative side. To learn more, visit the Plant Hardiness Zone Map. (External Link)
Nutrient data listed for houseplant care only. Additional nutrients are not typically required in properly designed live vivaria.
* Fertilizer recommendation from NDSU Extension Serviceext link (We don't grow this one in house!)
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Fittonia albivenis

Nerve Plant

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A terrestrial plant with boldly outlined veins running across the top of each leaf. We currently grow three cultivars (pictured above), with each having identical growth habits. Fittonia grows in a nice looking spreading habit, and usually stays under 6" tall.
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Difficulty Adult Size USDA Zone Endemic Region(s)
Easy 3-6in High, Spreads 12 Tropical South America
Lighting Soil pH Nutrients Water
Partial shade to filtered sun 5.0-6.5 Mild, balanced Keep moist, don't over-water
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Vivarium Lighting Vivarium Substrate Vivarium Maintenance Vivarium Placement
Average
(Any Lighting Kit)
ABG, V1, or V2
(Any Substrate Kit)
Semi-Frequent
Expect To Trim Bi-Monthly
Terrestrial / Plant in foreground & allow to spread
(See VC101's Plant Section For Tips!)

USDA Zone ratings are listed on the conservative side. To learn more, visit the Plant Hardiness Zone Map. (External Link)
Nutrient data listed for houseplant care only. Additional nutrients are not typically required in properly designed live vivaria.
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Hedera helix

Traditional ivy in both Green & Variegated cultivars

Ivy
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One of the most common types of houseplants. Ivy will grip to backgrounds, decor items, and more. More tolerant of lower humidity compared to other vining/trailing plants we carry. Available in common green and variegated varieties. Plant in a well-draining soil/substrate that's allowed to dry partially between watering. The plants pictured are growing in 3in pots.
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Difficulty Adult Size USDA Zone Endemic Region(s)
Easy Vine (20+ft) 4-9 Europe, Asia
Lighting Soil pH Nutrients Water
Partial shade to full sun 5.5-7.0 Balanced Allow to dry slightly before watering
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Vivarium Lighting Vivarium Substrate Vivarium Maintenance Vivarium Placement
Low to High
(Any Lighting Kit)
ABG, V1, or V2
(Any Substrate Kit)
Frequent
Expect To Trim Monthly
Terrestrially Planted Vine
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Special Notes
We recommend this plant for live vivariums in only a few situations, and primarily when creating a temperate environment.
If you are building a tropical or fairly humid (65%+ R/H) enclosure, there are some better looking options you could consider.
Check out our Vines & Trailing Plants page for a bunch of higher-end (but not especially expensive!) alternatives.

USDA Zone ratings are listed on the conservative side. To learn more, visit the Plant Hardiness Zone Map. (External Link)
Nutrient data listed for houseplant care only. Additional nutrients are not typically required in properly designed live vivaria.
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Hypoestes phyllostachya

Polka Dot Plant

Polka Dot Plant
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Native to tropical Madagascar, this works as both a ground cover and/or a trailing plant. A great choice for vivariums, and is very easy to grow. We grow the red, white, and pink cultivars of this plant in limited volume. This plant can handle larger inhabitants walking on it without doing much damage, and is also delicate enough for use with smaller species. While it can grow to a fairly large size, it's very easy to trim in an enclosed setting. Grows great in a variety of conditions.
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Difficulty Adult Size USDA Zone Endemic Region(s)
Easy 12in+ 11-12 Madagascar
Lighting Soil pH Nutrients Water
Partial shade to filtered sun 5.5-6.5 Mild, balanced Keep moist, don't over-water
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Vivarium Lighting Vivarium Substrate Vivarium Maintenance Vivarium Placement
Medium
(Any Lighting Kit)
ABG, V1, or V2
(Any Substrate Kit)
Frequent
Expect To Trim Monthly
Terrestrial / Flexible plant which tolerates quite a bit!
(See VC101's Plant Section For Tips!)

USDA Zone ratings are listed on the conservative side. To learn more, visit the Plant Hardiness Zone Map. (External Link)
Nutrient data listed for houseplant care only. Additional nutrients are not typically required in properly designed live vivaria.
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Ludisia discolor

Jewel Orchid

Ludisia discolor Jewel Orchids For Bioactive Terrariums
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This unusual terrestrial orchid has features dark leaves with a matte velvet texture. Visible vein structures on each leaf face are typically red in color when grown in ideal conditions. This species prefers shaded & humid conditions. Flowers occur most commonly in more mature plants, and form on tall columns. If a Ludisia discolor plant flowers in your terrarium, be sure not to mist the flower directly to extend it's lifespan. The plant pictured is growing in a 3in pot.
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Difficulty Adult Size USDA Zone Endemic Region(s)
Medium Size Sample Zone Sample Endemic Example
Lighting Soil pH Nutrients Water
Lighting Sample pH Sample Mild, balanced, bi-weekly Keep moist, don't over-water
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Low
(Any Lighting Kit)
ABG, V1, or V2
(Any Substrate Kit)
Infrequent
Expect To Trim Quarterly Or Less
Terrestrial /
(See VC101's Plant Section For Tips!)

USDA Zone ratings are listed on the conservative side. To learn more, visit the Plant Hardiness Zone Map. (External Link)
Nutrient data listed for houseplant care only. Additional nutrients are not typically required in properly designed live vivaria.
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Macodes petola

Jewel Orchid

Macodes Petola Jewel Orchid
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One of the most sought-after & beautiful Jewel Orchids on the market. It's spectacular lightning-look foliage pattern actually sparkles under bright lighting. No picture can do this plant justice compared to seeing it in person. Sold well started in 2" net pots. We've had the best luck growing these under bright lighting, in high humidity, with well-draining soil kept moist.
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Medium-High
(Any Lighting Kit)
Leaf Litter, ABG, V1, or V2
(Any Substrate Kit)
Infrequent
Expect To Trim Bi-Monthly/Quarterly
Terrestrial or Epiphytic
Plant in top 1/2in of substrate/leaf litter for best results

USDA Zone ratings are listed on the conservative side. To learn more, visit the Plant Hardiness Zone Map. (External Link)
Nutrient data listed for houseplant care only. Additional nutrients are not typically required in properly designed live vivaria.
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Maranta leuconeura

Prayer Plant

Prayer Plant Maranta
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An attractive flowering plant with bold patterning on it's leaves. Great for use as a houseplant, or in larger enclosures with smaller inhabitants. This plant can be deceptively fragile, and it's not a great choice for being kept in enclosures housing especially large inhabitants. This species can raise it's leaves upward slightly at night, earning it's name the "prayer plant"! Plants shown are growing in 3in pots.
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Difficulty Adult Size USDA Zone Endemic Region(s)
Easy 12in 12 South America (Brazil)
Lighting Soil pH Nutrients Water
Partial shade to filtered sun 5.5-6.5 Mild, balanced Allow to dry slightly before watering
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Vivarium Lighting Vivarium Substrate Vivarium Maintenance Vivarium Placement
Average
(Any Lighting Kit)
ABG, V1, or V2
(Any Substrate Kit)
Frequent
Expect To Trim Monthly
Terrestrial / Allow plenty of room to spread
(See VC101's Plant Section For Tips!)

USDA Zone ratings are listed on the conservative side. To learn more, visit the Plant Hardiness Zone Map. (External Link)
Nutrient data listed for houseplant care only. Additional nutrients are not typically required in properly designed live vivaria.
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Philodendron 'Autumn'

Autumn Philodendron

Philodendron autumn
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An interesting terrestrial Philodendron. Our plants are usually sold at just 6-8in, but they'll slowly grow upwards of 22in wide in our experience. The newest leaves this plant produces are usually a copper tone while older leaves fade to green, earning this plant it's "Autumn" name. We only work with Philodendron 'Autumn' on a relatively small scale, so availability windows are short & limited! The plant pictured is growing in a 4in pot.
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Difficulty Adult Size USDA Zone Endemic Region(s)
Easy 36in 11 N/A (Hybrid)
Lighting Soil pH Nutrients Water
Partial shade 5.5-6.5 Mild, balanced Allow to dry slightly before watering
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Vivarium Lighting Vivarium Substrate Vivarium Maintenance Vivarium Placement
Average
(Any Lighting Kit)
ABG, V1, or V2
(Any Substrate Kit)
Depends on enclosure size
Expect To Trim Occasionally
Terrestrial / Leave plenty of room for slow growth
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Platycerium sp.

Staghorn Fern

Staghorn Fern
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A very unique epiphytic tropical plant that's native to many locations throughout the world. These are most commonly kept as a curious looking houseplant, and we're fairly certain these are actually Platycerium bifurcatum. Although sold at around 8-12" wide, these can slowly grow to be very large, and aren't well suited for most small & medium sized enclosures. If planted in an enclosure, we suggest mounting it in sphagnum moss to a cork flat or tree fern piece for long-term success. Wikipediaext link also has a bunch of info on Platycerium, and it's worth reading if you are considering grabbing one. While we do our best to grow every plant we can in-house, this species is very slow to grow and ours are typically sourced from a specialty greenhouse we've been working with for years. The pictured plant is growing in a 4in pot.
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Difficulty Adult Size USDA Zone Endemic Region(s)
Moderate 36in 11-12 SE Asia, Polynesia, SE Australia
Lighting Soil pH Nutrients Water
Partial shade to filtered sun N/A Mild, balanced Allow to dry slightly before watering
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Vivarium Lighting Vivarium Substrate Vivarium Maintenance Vivarium Placement
Average
(Any Lighting Kit)
N/A N/A
Remove once too large
Epiphyte / Mount on background or decor
(Our Plant Mounting Kit is perfect for this!)

USDA Zone ratings are listed on the conservative side. To learn more, visit the Plant Hardiness Zone Map. (External Link)
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Rhipsalis ewaldiana

Mistletoe Cactus

Rhipsalis ewaldiana
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This slow growing tropical cactus is actually an epiphyte! Over time it's unusually shaped stems grow in a pendulous habit, spreading as it trails downward. It features little white hairs which sprout along it's length, with none of the typical sharp spines associated with some species of cacti. As a houseplant, we recommend planting this species in extremely fast draining mildly acidic soil, and keeping it in a partially to full shaded area. That being said, we've kept it in fairly bright conditions in our grow rooms and have seen parts of the plant turn red/bronze for an attractive visual effect. (Use your best judgment!) It's soil should be watered regularly, but must not be kept especially wet. In a vivarium environment, this ultra-slow growing plant should be mounted to a background & allowed to trail downward for best results. Higher levels of humidity and relatively frequent misting sessions are well tolerated, and will be necessary for those looking to mount it epiphytically. Lower humidity is also acceptable so long as the plant's roots are kept in an appropriate vivarium substrate. Brighter light is better tolerated along with higher levels of humidity from what we've seen. The plant shown is growing in a 3in pot, and hasn't yet begun to arc downward.
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Difficulty Adult Size USDA Zone Endemic Region(s)
Medium Trailing (16in+) 11 South America (Brazil)
Lighting Soil pH Nutrients Water
Partial to full shade 5.5-6.5 Mild, balanced Keep soil moist but airy
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Vivarium Lighting Vivarium Substrate Vivarium Maintenance Vivarium Placement
Medium/High*
(Any Lighting Kit)
Mount epiphytically, or plant terrestrially
using any Substrate Kit (ABG, V1, or V2)
Rare
Expect To Trim 1-2X/Year
Plant high, allow to grow downward
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USDA Zone ratings are listed on the conservative side. To learn more, visit the Plant Hardiness Zone Map. (External Link)
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Saintpaulia ionantha

African Violet

African Violet
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A very common & easy to care for houseplant! The colors of the flowers can vary quite a bit, but we generally only stock the purple cultivar which seems to be most popular type today. Avoid hitting the flowers directly with cold water, as it can cause spotting. Soil should allow for some aeration & draining, and the plant will do best under medium to low light conditions. We try to ship these before they flower, to prevent damage during shipping. Perfect for use has a houseplant, in dish gardens, fairy gardens, and more. The pictured plant is growing in a 4in pot.
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Difficulty Adult Size USDA Zone Endemic Region(s)
Easy 9in 11-12 Tanzania
Lighting Soil pH Nutrients Water
Partial to full shade 5.5-6.5 Balanced Keep soil moist but airy
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Vivarium Lighting Vivarium Substrate Vivarium Maintenance Vivarium Placement
Low
(Any Lighting Kit)
ABG, V1, or V2
(Any Substrate Kit)
Infrequent
Prune spent flowers
Terrestrial
(See note below!)
Special Notes
African Violets have always been a popular vivarium plant for first-time setups, but there are more appropriate options.
Building an enclosure? Check out Alsobia dianthifolia, Saxafraga sarmentosa, or terrarium appropriate Begonias.

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Vanilla planifolia

Vanilla Orchid

Vanilla Planifolia Orchid
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A great looking epiphytic plant that makes a great addition to any tropical enclosure. Vanilla planifolia does best in warm (70°F+), humid (75%R/H+) conditions, and won't thrive in a much more dry environment.
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Difficulty Adult Size USDA Zone Endemic Region(s)
Average 10'+ 11 Central + South America
Lighting Soil pH Nutrients Water
Filtered sunlight N/A (Epiphyte) Mild, balanced Allow to dry slightly before watering
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Vivarium Lighting Vivarium Substrate Vivarium Maintenance Vivarium Placement
High
(Any Lighting Kit)
ABG, V1, or V2
(Any Substrate Kit)
Semi-frequent
Expect To Trim Bi-Monthly
Epiphytic, but can be planted terrestrially
(See VC101's Plant Section For Tips!)

USDA Zone ratings are listed on the conservative side. To learn more, visit the Plant Hardiness Zone Map. (External Link)
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Zamioculcas zamiifolia

ZZ Plant

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A big sturdy plant that tolerates a wide variety of conditions. Zamioculcas zamiifolia is native to South Africa, and does best in well-draining soil that's allowed to dry a bit between watering. Doesn't require a ton of light, but is tolerant of brighter conditions. These usually ship around 15-18" tall, bare rooted from 6in pots. The plant pictured is growing in a 6in pot.
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Difficulty Adult Size USDA Zone Endemic Region(s)
Easy 24in 10-11 Africa
Lighting Soil pH Nutrients Water
Partial shade to filtered sun 6.0-7.0 Ultra-Mild, balanced Widely tolerant
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Vivarium Lighting Vivarium Substrate Vivarium Maintenance Vivarium Placement
Widely tolerant
(Any Lighting Kit)
ABG, V1, or V2
(Any Substrate Kit)
Depends on enclosure size
Expect To Trim Bi-Monthly
Terrestrial / Grows upward slowly over time
(See VC101's Plant Section For Tips!)

USDA Zone ratings are listed on the conservative side. To learn more, visit the Plant Hardiness Zone Map. (External Link)
Nutrient data listed for houseplant care only. Additional nutrients are not typically required in properly designed live vivaria.
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Alocasia amazonica 'Polly'

Elephant's Ear

Alocasia 'Polly'
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An awesome broad leafed Aroid that makes a great houseplant, or addition to taller enclosures. The pictured plant is growing in a 4in pot.
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Difficulty Adult Size USDA Zone Endemic Region(s)
Average 24in 11-12 Asia + Eastern Australia
Lighting Soil pH Nutrients Water
Partial shade 5.5-6.5 Mild, balanced Keep moist, don't over-water
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Vivarium Lighting Vivarium Substrate Vivarium Maintenance Vivarium Placement
Average
(Any Lighting Kit)
ABG, V1, or V2
(Any Substrate Kit)
Semi-frequent
Expect To Trim Monthly
Terrestrial / Plant where it's less likely to block light
(See VC101's Plant Section For Tips!)
Special Instructions
This one can grow upward fairly quickly, but can be easily trimmed to fit many 24in tall & larger enclosures.
Prune overgrown leaves at their stem's lowest point before they block too much light from passing through to below.

USDA Zone ratings are listed on the conservative side. To learn more, visit the Plant Hardiness Zone Map. (External Link)
Nutrient data listed for houseplant care only. Additional nutrients are not typically required in properly designed live vivaria.
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Alsobia dianthiflora

Lace Flower Vine

Alsobia dianthiflora
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Alsobia dianthiflora is a fairly quick-growing terrestrial Gesneriad with interesting white flowers. Even at a fairly small size the plant may throw multiple stolons which will grow plantlets that can either be allowed to grow in, or removed/replanted.
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Difficulty Adult Size USDA Zone Endemic Region(s)
Easy 5-6in/ea 11-12 Tropical South America
Lighting Soil pH Nutrients Water
Partial shade to filtered sun 6.0-7.5 Mild, balanced Keep moist, don't overwater
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Vivarium Lighting Vivarium Substrate Vivarium Maintenance Vivarium Placement
Medium/High
(Any Lighting Kit)
ABG, V1, or V2
(Any Substrate Kit)
Infrequent
Expect To Trim Bi-Monthly
Terrestrial / Vining, Readily spreads
(See VC101's Plant Section For Tips!)

USDA Zone ratings are listed on the conservative side. To learn more, visit the Plant Hardiness Zone Map. (External Link)
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Calathea lancifolia

Rattlesnake Calathea

Calathea lancifolia Calathea lancifolia
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This species is a relative of the more common prayer plant (maranta), and is native to tropical Brazil. The boldly patterned & rippled leaves are bright green & dark green on top, and a shade of purple/pink on the undersides. As a houseplant, these do great grown in any decorative pot, and prefer partial shade & moist soil. Over time, we've had these slowly grow to fill 8in pots with awesome visual impact. In a terrarium, these larger plants are typically only recommended for taller enclosures, although they are fairly easy to trim-down when necessary. If allowed to, these can grow up to 24-30in tall, although we usually ship them at only 6-12in. The leaves are not strong enough to support larger species (Crested/Gargoyle) climbing on them, but the plants will withstand being housed with similarly sized animals. This plant is also a great match for dart frogs, tree frogs, and micro geckos. The plant pictured is growing in a 3in pot.
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Difficulty Adult Size USDA Zone Endemic Region(s)
Easy Up to 30in 11-12 South America (Brazil)
Lighting Soil pH Nutrients Water
Partial shade to filtered sun 5.5-7.0 Mild, balanced Keep moist, but don't over-water
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Vivarium Lighting Vivarium Substrate Vivarium Maintenance Vivarium Placement
Average
(Any Lighting Kit)
ABG, V1, or V2
(Any Substrate Kit)
Semi-Infrequent
Expect To Trim Bi-Monthly
Terrestrial / Allow space for vertical growth
(See VC101's Plant Section For Tips!)

USDA Zone ratings are listed on the conservative side. To learn more, visit the Plant Hardiness Zone Map. (External Link)
Nutrient data listed for houseplant care only. Additional nutrients are not typically required in properly designed live vivaria.
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Ficus benjamina

Weeping Fig

Ficus benjamina Weeping Fig
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Weeping Fig trees are a popular houseplant which has become a favorite among Chameleon enthusiasts for it's large, strong branches. For terrarium applications, we'd expect to plan for the tree to grow slowly. Once it outgrows the enclosure, it can always be rinsed off & used as a houseplant, or even as an out-of-terrarium perch area if your animal(s) are well behaved and supervised! We ship these anywhere from 16-18in+ tall. The pictured plant is growing in a 6in pot.
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Difficulty Adult Size USDA Zone Endemic Region(s)
Average 50+ Feet! 11-12 Asia, Australia, SW Pacific
Lighting Soil pH Nutrients Water
Partial shade to full sun 6.0-7.5 Mild, 3:1:2* Keep moist, don't over-water
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Vivarium Lighting Vivarium Substrate Vivarium Maintenance Vivarium Placement
Medium
(Any Lighting Kit)
ABG, V1, or V2
(Any Substrate Kit)
High
Expect To Trim Often
Terrestrial / Temporary, but can fit for years
Plant where it'll have room to grow for awhile

USDA Zone ratings are listed on the conservative side. To learn more, visit the Plant Hardiness Zone Map. (External Link)
Nutrient data listed for houseplant care only. Additional nutrients are not typically required in properly designed live vivaria.
* Fertilizer recommendation from NDSU Extension Serviceext link (We don't grow this one in house!)
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Ficus benjamina 'Breeze'

Variegated Weeping Fig

Ficus Breeze
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Weeping Fig trees are a popular houseplant which has become a favorite among Chameleon enthusiasts for it's large, strong branches. This is identical to the traditional (green) variety, only with variegation in the leaves. For terrarium applications, we'd expect to plan for the tree to grow slowly. Once it outgrows the enclosure, it can always be rinsed off & used as a houseplant, or even as an out-of-terrarium perch area if your animal(s) are well behaved and supervised! We ship these anywhere from 10-14in+ tall. The pictured plant is growing in a 4in pot.
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Difficulty Adult Size USDA Zone Endemic Region(s)
Average 50+ Feet! 11-12 Asia, Australia, SW Pacific
Lighting Soil pH Nutrients Water
Partial shade to full sun 6.0-7.5 Mild, 3:1:2* Keep moist, don't over-water
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Vivarium Lighting Vivarium Substrate Vivarium Maintenance Vivarium Placement
Medium
(Any Lighting Kit)
ABG, V1, or V2
(Any Substrate Kit)
High
Expect To Trim Often
Terrestrial / Temporary, but can fit for years
Plant where it'll have room to grow for awhile

USDA Zone ratings are listed on the conservative side. To learn more, visit the Plant Hardiness Zone Map. (External Link)
Nutrient data listed for houseplant care only. Additional nutrients are not typically required in properly designed live vivaria.
* Fertilizer recommendation from NDSU Extension Serviceext link (We don't grow this one in house!)
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Fittonia albivenis

Nerve Plant

Nerve Plant
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A terrestrial plant with boldly outlined veins running across the top of each leaf. We currently grow three cultivars (pictured above), with each having identical growth habits. Fittonia grows in a nice looking spreading habit, and usually stays under 6" tall.
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Difficulty Adult Size USDA Zone Endemic Region(s)
Easy 3-6in High, Spreads 12 Tropical South America
Lighting Soil pH Nutrients Water
Partial shade to filtered sun 5.0-6.5 Mild, balanced Keep moist, don't over-water
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Vivarium Lighting Vivarium Substrate Vivarium Maintenance Vivarium Placement
Average
(Any Lighting Kit)
ABG, V1, or V2
(Any Substrate Kit)
Semi-Frequent
Expect To Trim Bi-Monthly
Terrestrial / Plant in foreground & allow to spread
(See VC101's Plant Section For Tips!)

USDA Zone ratings are listed on the conservative side. To learn more, visit the Plant Hardiness Zone Map. (External Link)
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Hedera helix

Traditional ivy in both Green & Variegated cultivars

Ivy
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One of the most common types of houseplants. Ivy will grip to backgrounds, decor items, and more. More tolerant of lower humidity compared to other vining/trailing plants we carry. Available in common green and variegated varieties. Plant in a well-draining soil/substrate that's allowed to dry partially between watering. The plants pictured are growing in 3in pots.
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Difficulty Adult Size USDA Zone Endemic Region(s)
Easy Vine (20+ft) 4-9 Europe, Asia
Lighting Soil pH Nutrients Water
Partial shade to full sun 5.5-7.0 Balanced Allow to dry slightly before watering
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Vivarium Lighting Vivarium Substrate Vivarium Maintenance Vivarium Placement
Low to High
(Any Lighting Kit)
ABG, V1, or V2
(Any Substrate Kit)
Frequent
Expect To Trim Monthly
Terrestrially Planted Vine
(See note below!)
Special Notes
We recommend this plant for live vivariums in only a few situations, and primarily when creating a temperate environment.
If you are building a tropical or fairly humid (65%+ R/H) enclosure, there are some better looking options you could consider.
Check out our Vines & Trailing Plants page for a bunch of higher-end (but not especially expensive!) alternatives.

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Hypoestes phyllostachya

Polka Dot Plant

Polka Dot Plant
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Native to tropical Madagascar, this works as both a ground cover and/or a trailing plant. A great choice for vivariums, and is very easy to grow. We grow the red, white, and pink cultivars of this plant in limited volume. This plant can handle larger inhabitants walking on it without doing much damage, and is also delicate enough for use with smaller species. While it can grow to a fairly large size, it's very easy to trim in an enclosed setting. Grows great in a variety of conditions.
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Difficulty Adult Size USDA Zone Endemic Region(s)
Easy 12in+ 11-12 Madagascar
Lighting Soil pH Nutrients Water
Partial shade to filtered sun 5.5-6.5 Mild, balanced Keep moist, don't over-water
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Vivarium Lighting Vivarium Substrate Vivarium Maintenance Vivarium Placement
Medium
(Any Lighting Kit)
ABG, V1, or V2
(Any Substrate Kit)
Frequent
Expect To Trim Monthly
Terrestrial / Flexible plant which tolerates quite a bit!
(See VC101's Plant Section For Tips!)

USDA Zone ratings are listed on the conservative side. To learn more, visit the Plant Hardiness Zone Map. (External Link)
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Ludisia discolor

Jewel Orchid

Ludisia discolor Jewel Orchids For Bioactive Terrariums
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This unusual terrestrial orchid has features dark leaves with a matte velvet texture. Visible vein structures on each leaf face are typically red in color when grown in ideal conditions. This species prefers shaded & humid conditions. Flowers occur most commonly in more mature plants, and form on tall columns. If a Ludisia discolor plant flowers in your terrarium, be sure not to mist the flower directly to extend it's lifespan. The plant pictured is growing in a 3in pot.
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Difficulty Adult Size USDA Zone Endemic Region(s)
Medium Size Sample Zone Sample Endemic Example
Lighting Soil pH Nutrients Water
Lighting Sample pH Sample Mild, balanced, bi-weekly Keep moist, don't over-water
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Vivarium Lighting Vivarium Substrate Vivarium Maintenance Vivarium Placement
Low
(Any Lighting Kit)
ABG, V1, or V2
(Any Substrate Kit)
Infrequent
Expect To Trim Quarterly Or Less
Terrestrial /
(See VC101's Plant Section For Tips!)

USDA Zone ratings are listed on the conservative side. To learn more, visit the Plant Hardiness Zone Map. (External Link)
Nutrient data listed for houseplant care only. Additional nutrients are not typically required in properly designed live vivaria.
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Macodes petola

Jewel Orchid

Macodes Petola Jewel Orchid
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One of the most sought-after & beautiful Jewel Orchids on the market. It's spectacular lightning-look foliage pattern actually sparkles under bright lighting. No picture can do this plant justice compared to seeing it in person. Sold well started in 2" net pots. We've had the best luck growing these under bright lighting, in high humidity, with well-draining soil kept moist.
▾ Vivarium Specific Plant Info ▾
Vivarium Lighting Vivarium Substrate Vivarium Maintenance Vivarium Placement
Medium-High
(Any Lighting Kit)
Leaf Litter, ABG, V1, or V2
(Any Substrate Kit)
Infrequent
Expect To Trim Bi-Monthly/Quarterly
Terrestrial or Epiphytic
Plant in top 1/2in of substrate/leaf litter for best results

USDA Zone ratings are listed on the conservative side. To learn more, visit the Plant Hardiness Zone Map. (External Link)
Nutrient data listed for houseplant care only. Additional nutrients are not typically required in properly designed live vivaria.
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Maranta leuconeura

Prayer Plant

Prayer Plant Maranta
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An attractive flowering plant with bold patterning on it's leaves. Great for use as a houseplant, or in larger enclosures with smaller inhabitants. This plant can be deceptively fragile, and it's not a great choice for being kept in enclosures housing especially large inhabitants. This species can raise it's leaves upward slightly at night, earning it's name the "prayer plant"! Plants shown are growing in 3in pots.
▾ General Plant Info ▾
Difficulty Adult Size USDA Zone Endemic Region(s)
Easy 12in 12 South America (Brazil)
Lighting Soil pH Nutrients Water
Partial shade to filtered sun 5.5-6.5 Mild, balanced Allow to dry slightly before watering
▾ Vivarium Specific Plant Info ▾
Vivarium Lighting Vivarium Substrate Vivarium Maintenance Vivarium Placement
Average
(Any Lighting Kit)
ABG, V1, or V2
(Any Substrate Kit)
Frequent
Expect To Trim Monthly
Terrestrial / Allow plenty of room to spread
(See VC101's Plant Section For Tips!)

USDA Zone ratings are listed on the conservative side. To learn more, visit the Plant Hardiness Zone Map. (External Link)
Nutrient data listed for houseplant care only. Additional nutrients are not typically required in properly designed live vivaria.
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Philodendron 'Autumn'

Autumn Philodendron

Philodendron autumn
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An interesting terrestrial Philodendron. Our plants are usually sold at just 6-8in, but they'll slowly grow upwards of 22in wide in our experience. The newest leaves this plant produces are usually a copper tone while older leaves fade to green, earning this plant it's "Autumn" name. We only work with Philodendron 'Autumn' on a relatively small scale, so availability windows are short & limited! The plant pictured is growing in a 4in pot.
▾ General Plant Info ▾
Difficulty Adult Size USDA Zone Endemic Region(s)
Easy 36in 11 N/A (Hybrid)
Lighting Soil pH Nutrients Water
Partial shade 5.5-6.5 Mild, balanced Allow to dry slightly before watering
▾ Vivarium Specific Plant Info ▾
Vivarium Lighting Vivarium Substrate Vivarium Maintenance Vivarium Placement
Average
(Any Lighting Kit)
ABG, V1, or V2
(Any Substrate Kit)
Depends on enclosure size
Expect To Trim Occasionally
Terrestrial / Leave plenty of room for slow growth
(See VC101's Plant Section For Tips!)

USDA Zone ratings are listed on the conservative side. To learn more, visit the Plant Hardiness Zone Map. (External Link)
Nutrient data listed for houseplant care only. Additional nutrients are not typically required in properly designed live vivaria.
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Platycerium sp.

Staghorn Fern

Staghorn Fern
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A very unique epiphytic tropical plant that's native to many locations throughout the world. These are most commonly kept as a curious looking houseplant, and we're fairly certain these are actually Platycerium bifurcatum. Although sold at around 8-12" wide, these can slowly grow to be very large, and aren't well suited for most small & medium sized enclosures. If planted in an enclosure, we suggest mounting it in sphagnum moss to a cork flat or tree fern piece for long-term success. Wikipediaext link also has a bunch of info on Platycerium, and it's worth reading if you are considering grabbing one. The pictured plant is growing in a 4in pot.
▾ General Plant Info ▾
Difficulty Adult Size USDA Zone Endemic Region(s)
Moderate 36in 11-12 SE Asia, Polynesia, SE Australia
Lighting Soil pH Nutrients Water
Partial shade to filtered sun N/A Mild, balanced Allow to dry slightly before watering
▾ Vivarium Specific Plant Info ▾
Vivarium Lighting Vivarium Substrate Vivarium Maintenance Vivarium Placement
Average
(Any Lighting Kit)
N/A N/A
Remove once too large
Epiphyte / Mount on background or decor
(Our Plant Mounting Kit is perfect for this!)

USDA Zone ratings are listed on the conservative side. To learn more, visit the Plant Hardiness Zone Map. (External Link)
Nutrient data listed for houseplant care only. Additional nutrients are not typically required in properly designed live vivaria.
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Rhipsalis ewaldiana

Mistletoe Cactus

Rhipsalis ewaldiana
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This slow growing tropical cactus is actually an epiphyte! Over time it's unusually shaped stems grow in a pendulous habit, spreading as it trails downward. It features little white hairs which sprout along it's length, with none of the typical sharp spines associated with some species of cacti. As a houseplant, we recommend planting this species in extremely fast draining mildly acidic soil, and keeping it in a partially to full shaded area. That being said, we've kept it in fairly bright conditions in our grow rooms and have seen parts of the plant turn red/bronze for an attractive visual effect. (Use your best judgment!) It's soil should be watered regularly, but must not be kept especially wet. In a vivarium environment, this ultra-slow growing plant should be mounted to a background & allowed to trail downward for best results. Higher levels of humidity and relatively frequent misting sessions are well tolerated, and will be necessary for those looking to mount it epiphytically. Lower humidity is also acceptable so long as the plant's roots are kept in an appropriate vivarium substrate. Brighter light is better tolerated along with higher levels of humidity from what we've seen. The plant shown is growing in a 3in pot, and hasn't yet begun to arc downward.
▾ General Plant Info ▾
Difficulty Adult Size USDA Zone Endemic Region(s)
Medium Trailing (16in+) 11 South America (Brazil)
Lighting Soil pH Nutrients Water
Partial to full shade 5.5-6.5 Mild, balanced Keep soil moist but airy
▾ Vivarium Specific Plant Info ▾
Vivarium Lighting Vivarium Substrate Vivarium Maintenance Vivarium Placement
Medium/High*
(Any Lighting Kit)
Mount epiphytically, or plant terrestrially
using any Substrate Kit (ABG, V1, or V2)
Rare
Expect To Trim 1-2X/Year
Plant high, allow to grow downward
(See VC101's Plant Section For Tips!)

USDA Zone ratings are listed on the conservative side. To learn more, visit the Plant Hardiness Zone Map. (External Link)
Nutrient data listed for houseplant care only. Additional nutrients are not typically required in properly designed live vivaria.
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Saintpaulia ionantha

African Violet

African Violet
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A very common & easy to care for houseplant! The colors of the flowers can vary quite a bit, but we generally only stock the purple cultivar which seems to be most popular type today. Avoid hitting the flowers directly with cold water, as it can cause spotting. Soil should allow for some aeration & draining, and the plant will do best under medium to low light conditions. We try to ship these before they flower, to prevent damage during shipping. Perfect for use has a houseplant, in dish gardens, fairy gardens, and more. The pictured plant is growing in a 4in pot.
▾ General Plant Info ▾
Difficulty Adult Size USDA Zone Endemic Region(s)
Easy 9in 11-12 Tanzania
Lighting Soil pH Nutrients Water
Partial to full shade 5.5-6.5 Balanced Keep soil moist but airy
▾ Vivarium Specific Plant Info ▾
Vivarium Lighting Vivarium Substrate Vivarium Maintenance Vivarium Placement
Low
(Any Lighting Kit)
ABG, V1, or V2
(Any Substrate Kit)
Infrequent
Prune spent flowers
Terrestrial
(See note below!)
Special Notes
African Violets have always been a popular vivarium plant for first-time setups, but there are more appropriate options.
Building an enclosure? Check out Alsobia dianthifolia, Saxafraga sarmentosa, or terrarium appropriate Begonias.

USDA Zone ratings are listed on the conservative side. To learn more, visit the Plant Hardiness Zone Map. (External Link)
Nutrient data listed for houseplant care only. Additional nutrients are not typically required in properly designed live vivaria.
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Vanilla planifolia

Vanilla Orchid

Vanilla Planifolia Orchid
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A great looking epiphytic plant that makes a great addition to any tropical enclosure. Vanilla planifolia does best in warm (70°F+), humid (75%R/H+) conditions, and won't thrive in a much more dry environment.
▾ General Plant Info ▾
Difficulty Adult Size USDA Zone Endemic Region(s)
Average 10'+ 11 Central + South America
Lighting Soil pH Nutrients Water
Filtered sunlight N/A (Epiphyte) Mild, balanced Allow to dry slightly before watering
▾ Vivarium Specific Plant Info ▾
Vivarium Lighting Vivarium Substrate Vivarium Maintenance Vivarium Placement
High
(Any Lighting Kit)
ABG, V1, or V2
(Any Substrate Kit)
Semi-frequent
Expect To Trim Bi-Monthly
Epiphytic, but can be planted terrestrially
(See VC101's Plant Section For Tips!)

USDA Zone ratings are listed on the conservative side. To learn more, visit the Plant Hardiness Zone Map. (External Link)
Nutrient data listed for houseplant care only. Additional nutrients are not typically required in properly designed live vivaria.
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Zamioculcas zamiifolia

ZZ Plant

ZZ Plant
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A big sturdy plant that tolerates a wide variety of conditions. Zamioculcas zamiifolia is native to South Africa, and does best in well-draining soil that's allowed to dry a bit between watering. Doesn't require a ton of light, but is tolerant of brighter conditions. These usually ship around 15-18" tall, bare rooted from 6in pots. The plant pictured is growing in a 6in pot.
▾ General Plant Info ▾
Difficulty Adult Size USDA Zone Endemic Region(s)
Easy 24in 10-11 Africa
Lighting Soil pH Nutrients Water
Partial shade to filtered sun 6.0-7.0 Ultra-Mild, balanced Widely tolerant
▾ Vivarium Specific Plant Info ▾
Vivarium Lighting Vivarium Substrate Vivarium Maintenance Vivarium Placement
Widely tolerant
(Any Lighting Kit)
ABG, V1, or V2
(Any Substrate Kit)
Depends on enclosure size
Expect To Trim Bi-Monthly
Terrestrial / Grows upward slowly over time
(See VC101's Plant Section For Tips!)

USDA Zone ratings are listed on the conservative side. To learn more, visit the Plant Hardiness Zone Map. (External Link)
Nutrient data listed for houseplant care only. Additional nutrients are not typically required in properly designed live vivaria.
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Growing Out Now!
We don't have any of this plant ready to ship immediately, but we're expecting some to grow out soon. If ordered today, we'll reserve the first (and usually largest) plants from the batch, and you can expect it to ship within 7-12 business days. Please do not purchase this plant if you'd rather not work around this longer processing schedule.
 
Note: If enough people reserve this plant ahead of time, it may sell out before ever becoming publicly available.
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