15 Popular Terrarium Plants
Pilea involucrata grows 6 to 18 inches tall and blooms in red. Friendship plant prefers moist soil and full shade to partial sun.
Peperomia argyreia features lovely green and silver variegated leaves. Plant in moist conditions. It grows from 6 to 8 inches tall.
Pilea microphylla can grow up to 24 inches tall and spread up to 36 inches. It grows well in full shade to partial sun.
Asplenium bulbiferum prefers moist, well-drained soil and full shade to partial sun.
Emerald Ripple Pepper
Peperomia caperata grows 6 to 8 inches tall, with a spread equally as wide. It features leaves of green and purple, and blooms in white.
Saintpaulia ionantha produces blooms in blue, pink, purple and white. It grows from an inch to 6 inches tall and likes acidic soil.
Lush Sagina subulata can spread 9 to 12 inches and produces white blooms in midsummer.
Silver Nerve Plant
Fittonia verschaffeltii var. argyroneura grows from 3 to 6 inches tall and features green and silver variegated leaves.
Dwarf Sweet Flag
Acorus gramineus can grow up to 18 inches tall and spread just as wide. Its round form and variegated leaves make a nice addition to a terrarium. Give it partial to full sun.
Saxifraga stolonifera grows between 4 and 9 inches tall. Its white blooms appear in late summer. Give strawberry begonia full shade to partial sun.
Goodyera pubescens prefers moist conditions and partial sun. Consider it for its striking silver and green variegated foliage.
Pilea cadierei thrives in full shade to part sun. It grows 6 to 12 inches tall and features variegated leaves of green and silver.
Bird's Nest Fern
The fast-growing Asplenium nidus likes full shade to partial sun.
Polka Dot Plant
The variegated leaves of Hypoestes phyllostachya will add some vibrancy to your terrarium. The polka dot plant can grow up to 24 inches tall. It likes moist to wet conditions.
Chlorophytum comosum like moist conditions and full shade to partial sun. It grows up to 12 inches tall.