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Vivarium Plant Kit For 8X8X8 Terrariums (H.D.)

A "Heavy Duty" plant assortment hand picked with your 8X8X8 and specific, larger inhabitant species in mind

 

Ferns / Terrestrials

Ferns For 8X8X8 Terrarium
Ferns/Terrestrials

1qty Included

Assorted
 

Tropical Plants

Tropical Plants For 8X8X8 Terrarium
Tropicals

1qty Included

Assorted
 

Vines / Trailing

Vines & Trailing Plants For 8X8X8 Terrarium
Vines/Trailing

1qty Included

Assorted
 

Live Moss

Moss

Live Moss

Tropical Plants For 8X8X8 Terrarium
Tropical Plants For 8X8X8 Terrarium
Live Moss

1qty

5in X 6in
 
Plant photos are meant as a general reference only. Your specially selected plant package will vary depending on our availability & your inhabitant species. Optional Moss Slurry is not shown.
 
 
About Our Heavy Duty Vivarium Plant Kits:
Our heavy duty live vivarium plant packs offer a sure-fire way to receive a selection of robust plants specially selected for your 8X8X8 Terrarium. Our HD plant kits reflect the lowest prices we offer on every plant included, so you are guaranteed to get a great deal. Beyond that, our team will take your specific animal species into consideration while we pull your assortment to ensure each plant is appropriate for the environment you'll be building. All of the plants grown in-house at NEHERP are propagated without chemical hormones, grown without harsh fertilizers, and absolutely no chemical pesticides are used at our facility. With our controlled growing environments, long-proven selection of plants, and unique packing & shipping methods, you can rest assured that you'll love your NEHERP-supplied plants! (And so will the vivarium's inhabitants!)
 
 
Customized For Your 8X8X8 & Inhabitant
 
Each kit will be custom-tailored to fit the ideal environment of any common larger vivarium inhabitant species. Considering the smaller size of this enclosure, we assume that you might be considering housing a hatchling or juvenile of an eventually larger species. In that case, these plants will grow along side your inhabitant, and can be replanted when it's time to move him/her into a larger home. (For smaller inhabitant plant kits, check out our standard vivarium plant kits!) Members of our team have been working in the flora industry since 1999, caring for Reptiles & Amphibians since 2002, and have been combining both skill sets as NEHERP since 2009. We've spent the past decade building up a great inventory of different plants which thrive under different conditions; each specifically ideal for the environments of different animals. We'd be glad to put our experience to work for you by selecting an awesome, ideal group of plants for your 8X8X8's environment.
 
 
8X8X8 Heavy Duty Plant Kit Contents:
1qty Ferns / Terrestrials
1qty Tropical Plants
1qty Vining / Trailing Plants
1qty 5in X 6in Live NEHERP Moss
2oz NEHERP Moss Slurry (Optional)
 
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It looks like one or more of the plants we'd like to include in this kit has very little or no stock left at the moment. According to our records, it looks like we'll have more available very soon either from an incoming shipment or a tray which is almost grown-out & ready to ship. If ordered today, we'd expect your kit to ship within 5 business days.
Stock Notification!
Our stock of Ferns & Terrestrials is a little lower than we'd like at the moment, and it's possible that we might need to make a substitution to ensure your kit ships on schedule. If a (still appropriate) substitution ends up needing to be made, we'll be sure to include a freebie along with your kit for the inconvenience. If you'd prefer to wait for the Fern / Terrestrial, just shoot us an email after you order to let us know. If we don't hear from you, we'll ship ASAP! We're more than happy to help either way.
Stock Notification!
Our stock of Tropicals is a little lower than we'd like at the moment, and it's possible that we might need to make a substitution to ensure your kit ships on schedule. If a (still appropriate) substitution ends up needing to be made, we'll be sure to include a freebie along with your kit for the inconvenience. If you'd prefer to wait for the Tropical plant, just shoot us an email after you order to let us know. If we don't hear from you, we'll ship ASAP! We're more than happy to help either way.
Stock Notification!
Our stock of Vines & Trailing Plants is a little lower than we'd like at the moment, and it's possible that we might need to make a substitution to ensure your kit ships on schedule. If a (still appropriate) substitution ends up needing to be made, we'll be sure to include a freebie along with your kit for the inconvenience. If you'd prefer to wait for the Tropical, just shoot us an email after you order to let us know. If we don't hear from you, we'll ship ASAP! We're more than happy to help either way.
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We're so sorry to say this, but it looks like our awesome NEHERP Moss is temporarily unavailable. On the bright side, it looks like we'll have more available very soon. If ordered today, we'd expect your kit to ship within 5 business days.
 
 
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Every plant is carefully bare rooted & individually ID'd
 
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Animal safe plants
Only natural & organic products are used in our grow rooms
 
Best terrarium plants
3-4in potted plants included. Not 2in pots & clippings!
 
Animal Specific Vivarium Plant Kits
Hand selected plants for your 8X8X8 & species
 
 
 
Frequently Asked Questions:
Answers to the top 15 plant related questions we receive!
 
 
Question:
Are plant shipments guaranteed to arrive healthy?
Answer:
Absolutely, so long as our shipping guidelines are followed. You can learn more by closing this FAQ panel & selecting "Perishable Guarantee" towards the bottom of the page. View our full shipping guarantee policy on our Shipping Policy Page.
 
 
 
Question:
Will the plants be labeled with species?
Answer:
Yep! Every kit plant is labeled with specific species so you'll know exactly what you are working with. We'll include cultivar info too, whenever we can.
 
 
 
Question:
When do you ship plants?
Answer:
We ship plants year-round. If temps are extreme (below 20F or above 95F), we'll email you after you order to reserve your plants & schedule a shipment as soon as possible.
 
 
 
Question:
How long does it take to ship plants?
Answer:
We process & ship orders as quickly as we can. While we do our best to ship supply orders the same or next business day, it's not always safe (or possible) for us to do the same with orders containing plants. Plant orders carry a processing time of 1-3 days and are always scheduled to avoid weekend transit delays to help ensure healthy arrival. Please keep this in mind if you are ordering a few days before a weekend, since your order will probably not ship until the following Monday.
 
 
 
Question:
How are plants prepped before they ship?
Answer:
Our plants are bare rooted (rinsed free of all potting soil), and rinsed thoroughly to ensure full hydration & a clean appearance. Then the cleaned root structure is carefully wrapped in a moist paper towel ball, which is tightly placed back into the (cleaned) pot. From there, the plant & pot are tightly wrapped in thick brown paper for shipping, and labeled with appropriate ID for convenience. Epiphytes are handled a little differently, and are sometimes shipped in clear sealed containers for added safety.
 
Bare rooting a plant before shipping is a legal requirement to some areas, but it also helps minimize your shipping cost & the likelihood of damage since each specimen is significantly lighter. Plus, it makes processing your plants a cinch! We've got an awesome "healthy arrival" track record using these methods, and we're sure you'll appreciate the effort when it comes time to unwrap your plants!
 
 
 
Question:
Do you use chemical fertilizers at NEHERP?
Answer:
We do not use inorganic chemical fertilizers or manure-based nutrients in our grow rooms NEHERP. The nutrients we use are derived from organic BioBizz brand products, as well as natural products like forest humus, worm castings, and kelp meal. All of our growing methods are carefully tailored to ensure your animals won't be put at risk.
 
 
 
Question:
Do you use pesticides at NEHERP?
Answer:
We prevent pest issues through tight quarantine policies, restricted access to our grow rooms, and specific rules about introducing new plants to be propagated. Beyond basic prevention, we use chemical-free mechanical traps, as well as one or two other organic pest prevention methods. Absolutely no inorganic pesticides are used at NEHERP.
 
 
 
Question:
What types of environments are these suited for?
Answer:
Our plant assortments can be tailored to meet growth conditions ranging from 55% to 99% relative humidity. (Perfect for the vast majority of popular vivarium species!) Environments with humidity towards the lower end of that range will require more frequent misting to ensure the NEHERP Moss will thrive within the enclosure. If your enclosure isn't expected to average 75% R/H or higher, we suggest not selecting the optional Moss Slurry, since it's more sensitive & requires a very humid environment to thrive. Sorry, we do not offer desert/arid plant kits at this time.
 
 
 
Question:
What type of plants will I receive?
Answer:
It's tough to be more specific, but there's a good reason for the slight ambiguity, here. The thing is, we work with hundreds of different plant varieties, our availability changes constantly, and each kit is custom-tailored around a specific animal species. In short, it's really difficult for us to offer a specific assortment description which would apply accurately to everyone's situation. Plant selection becomes more limited as the size of the inhabitant animal increases, as we place a priority on plants which are more rugged, and will thrive long term. We don't include plants we'd consider lame (more on that later), or inappropriately sized for your 8X8X8 enclosure. Our basic goal is to provide a selection of plants that we'd use ourselves if we were building a 8X8X8 vivarium for your specified animal, without including too many plants that would significantly raise the price of each kit.
 
If you are concerned about receiving a package of unexciting houseplants, we're happy to ease your fears! (Examples: Areca Palm, Croton, Dieffenbachia / "Dumb Cane", Dracaena, Ficus elastica / "Rubber Plant", Nephthytis / "Arrowhead Plant", Pachira aquatica / "Money Tree", Schefflera / "Umbrella Plant") We don't grow those plants, we don't stock them, and we've never shipped one to any client who didn't special order one. We want to earn your repeat business by offering nice plant assortments, and we're glad to say that a significant amount of plant packs are sold to repeat customers. :-)
 
 
 
Question:
What size plants will I receive?
Answer:
We don't include clippings, plugs, or 2in pots in our kits. The smallest potted specimen you'll receive will be an established plant from a 3in pot, and the largest may be a fully mature plant from a 4in pot. If a Tillandsia is included (only if it's appropriate for your species), it will be a mature plant. The only time we'll consider including a rooted portion of something is if it's rare or more expensive than a typical kit plant. Our plant kits are by far the cheapest way to purchase our healthy plants, and we're confident that you'll appreciate the quality we offer.
 
 
 
Question:
Are Neoregelias included in this kit?
Answer:
We don't usually include Neoregelias in our plant kits because our kits are priced too low for this to be an option. If you'd like to add some to your kit, check out our Neoregelia Offsets. Offsets are our cheapest way to snag one of these plants by far. Since your animal species & enclosure size will be included with this plant pack, our staff will do our best to pull an appropriate variety/size for your specific setup!
 
While it appears to be a fairly common practice to do so, we don't recommend using Neoregelias in enclosures which will house certain sensitive larger species due to the small spines which run along the plant's leaves. We tend to not include Neos in enclosures which house Geckos that jump (especially species without eyelids), very large Frogs, or other potentially sensitive species. It's been done successfully and without any detriment to the animal, but we worry that there may be an increased risk in doing so.
 
 
 
Question:
How should I take care of the plants until the vivarium is ready to be planted?
Answer:
We include pots in every shipment. If your plants will be used within 10 days of the initial ship date, you can leave the root ball wrapped, keep it moistened, and provide it with some light near a window. When it comes time to plant, simply proceed along with the typical plant care advice included with every shipment. If your plants will be "on hold" longer than that, we'd recommend planting them in the pots using substrate from your base kit, and placing them near some bright natural light. So long as they are misted & watered on schedule, they should be completely fine in those conditions for quite awhile.
 
 
 
Question:
What type of lighting should I use?
Answer:
We strongly recommend our inexpensive, proven, and downright awesome 8X8X8 Vivarium Lighting Kit, or suggested alternative posted at the bottom of the kit page. It goes without saying that poor lighting will lead to poor plant growth performance. For more lighting related answers, check out your 8X8X8's Vivarium Lighting Kit page and it's FAQ section.
 
 
 
Question:
What are the differences between heavy duty plant kits and the standard plant kits?
Answer:
Our heavy duty plant kits are for larger animals and will include more robust, less delicate plants. The plants shown in the example above reflect different types of robust species better suited for larger animal species. The plants shown on the standard plant kits page reflect slightly more delicate plants which we wouldn't necessarily recommend for bigger Reptiles & Amphibians. Both kits cost the same, and plant selections are entirely dependent on the type of species/environment you specify.
 
 
 
Question:
Are there differences between your plants and what I'd find at my local store?

Answer:
Our plants are definitely different in a few ways.

First off, not many mainstream garden centers carry truly terrarium appropriate plants, so the selection will most likely be limited by comparison. There are a ton of examples here, but the easiest one to identify would be our NEHERP Moss & Moss Slurry. Even other "specialty" companies have a tough time beating our proven mosses. Moss aside, we work with a couple hundred species of plants, and the overwhelming majority aren't shown on the plant menu since they are reserved for kit customers like you. We'll keep your inhabitant species in mind while we pull your assortment, so there's no guesswork!

Second, there's the issue of product support. When it comes to our plants, we've got your back with free vivarium consultations for all kit customers. Not sure where to plant or how to take care of a specific plant? We've got your back.

Finally, not all plants are the same - even if they are the same species of plant. Non-specialty companies can produce plants on a massive scale without breaking the bank thanks to pesticides, fungicides, and extended release fertilizers. All inorganic chemicals like that aren't really what we'd consider safe, but our biggest concern with plants sourced from mainstream grow operations would be systemic chemicals. Systemic insecticides & fungicides are super inexpensive, stupendously effective, and they are absorbed directly into & throughout a plants cells. They basically make a plant bulletproof from a grower's standpoint, while simultaneously making the plant useless for our hobby. Unlike standard pesticides & fungicides (which are plenty bad), systemic chemicals can't wash off, don't quickly dissipate, and can stay within a plant's cells for months or years. It's not always about what you'll get. Sometimes it's about what you'll avoid getting!

 
External Links Explaining The Dangers Of Systemic Pesticides:
NCBI: A review of the direct and indirect effects of (systemic pesticides) on vertebrate wildlife
Wiki: Acephate - Common, available off-the-shelf, listed for use with ornamental plants
Wiki: Imidacloprid - Common, available off-the-shelf, listed for use with ornamental plants
Wiki: Neonicotinoid - The world's "most used insecticide", commercially available only
 
 
 
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NEHERP Vivarium Moss
NEHERP Moss Care & Information
Our NEHERP Moss is a piece of cake to grow compared to most types of moss, so long as recommended lighting & substrate solutions are used. In short, we recommend frequent misting, bright lighting, and plenty of humidity to help get it acclimated. After a few weeks, less frequent misting & lower humidity will be better tolerated. We'd recommend reading through the detailed care article just to make sure you have a great experience with it.
 
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Moss Care Article
 
 
 
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NEHERP Live Moss Slurry
NEHERP Moss Slurry Information
Our Live Moss Slurry (also called "Live Moss Mix") is a made-to-order product which allows vivarium designers to grow moss on backgrounds, hardscape decor, and many other "off the substrate" places throughout an enclosure. Once grown in, it can create epic visual impact in any tropical live vivarium environment. Having said that, it's not appropriate for every enclosure or application, which is why it's totally optional. We want to make sure you have an awesome experience, so please consider the following info before upgrading your kit to include Moss Slurry.
Environmental Minimums:
• Avg. relative humidity of 75%+
Lighting Kit Recommended
• Multiple misting sessions daily
• Plant within 72hrs of delivery
Appropriate Planting Locations:
Natural Wood or Rock Decor
NEHERP Custom Background
NEHERP Heavy Duty Background
Zoo Med Cork Tile Background

If your enclosure looks like it'll meet the above recommendations, Moss Slurry can easily add a bunch of realism to your vivarium. If your build doesn't fit the above specs, we recommend skipping the Slurry and relying on the Original NEHERP Moss. (1qty 5in X 6in portions are already included in your kit!) Our original moss is a little more forgiving, and is still very versatile. For more info, check out the corresponding care articles.
 
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NEHERP Moss Care Moss Slurry Care
 
 
 
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Extras To Consider
We've added up all the "commonly bought together" stuff, and piled it all onto a single page for your 8X8X8 Terrarium. Stuff like Plant Mounting Kits, NEHERP Glass Inserts (to increase humidity), and misting supplies might benefit your plant kit. Sound interesting? Check it out:
 
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8X8X8: Extras To Consider
 
 
 
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Vivarium Plants
Standard Vivarium Plant Packs
The plant selection example photos shown on this page are all geared towards larger animal species, and are more robust & a little less intricate than an assortment for a smaller species. If you aren't building for a larger species (over 7in or so) you can get a little better idea of what might be included with your plant back by visiting our Standard Vivarium Plant Kit page. Both kits are priced the same and have the same quantity of plants, but specifying a smaller species will allow for a selection of more delicate plants.
 
Std. Vivarium Plant Packs
 
 
 
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Vivarium Plant Processing
Plant Care & Processing Info
We've got a great article which explains exactly how we recommend unpacking, processing, and getting your plants set up for success. Caring for your plants should be pretty straightforward if Vivarium Construction 101's advice is followed, but there are some specific things to keep in mind when a new enclosure is acclimating. Be sure to check both articles out before you start working with the plants when they arrive.
 
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Plant Care & Processing Vivarium Construction 101
 
 
 
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Vivarium Plant Information
Planting Info & Advice
We've got a lot of suggestions regarding how & where to plant certain types of plants in an enclosure. There's way too much to list here, so we recommend you check out Vivarium Construction 101's sections regarding plants. There are about 8-9 paragraphs on this subject in the article, and we hope you find it useful! It might be best to read that info after your plants arrive, to see what will apply to your specific selection of plants.
 
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Vivarium Construction 101 Jump To Flora In VC101
 
 
 
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Please read & understand our perishable shipping guarantee before ordering. Specific plant species requests cannot be guaranteed at kit-discounted prices. Check out the Plant Kit FAQ for more info!
Please read & understand our perishable shipping guarantee before ordering. Specific plant species requests cannot be guaranteed at kit-discounted prices. Check out the Plant Kit FAQ for more info!
 
 
 

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