Tropische planten voor in je terrarium

Our company originated from a hobby of the founder that got out of hand. Especially the plants in the terrarium aroused a great interest. Beautiful flowering species such as orchids, Syngoniums and other tropical miniature climbers but also tropical ground covers. Of course we would like to share with you some tips on keeping a terrarium and rare tropical plants suitable for it.

Climbing plants and wall plants

Philodendrons are excellent plants for a terrarium. However, please note that most Philodendrons grow very fast. So if you don't want to be pruning your Philodendron every month during the summer months, it is best to choose a Philodendron that is firstly still young and secondly grows slowly. An example of this is the Philodendron Spiritus Sancti. We offer seedlings of this on our web shop. This plant does not grow fast and yet it is a climber. Very nice and special for your terrarium so.

What does not fit in a terrarium?

Terrariums for tropical plants, which contain special frogs or a chameleon, are meant to hold plants that like that warm, humid climate. So outdoor plants that grow in Europe are actually not suitable. But a cactus or succulent plant is certainly not suitable to place in your terrarium. Combining the right plants is not very difficult, but does require attention. Most plants in our assortment fit together in the same climate. However, some plants need more or less nutrition and/or water. Some plants prefer drier soil than others. You can make adjustments for this within your terrarium by planting the right plants in the right kind of substrate.

Ground covers and supplements

Covering the soil in your terrarium is a difficult task. For this, small, slow-growing or small-growing plants that like to be in the ground are often suitable. An example of this is a Jewel orchid or Syngonium. But a Aglaonema pictum bicolor or tricolor is also suitable. These grow slowly and often have nice, compact growth. The Monstera obliqua Peru is another gem for your terrarium. Its unusual leaves resemble a reptile with its perforated and wrinkled leaves. This plant is also extremely rare and almost impossible to buy anywhere.

Terrarium accessories

Plants in terrariums require a different method of maintenance than single potted plants. There is often a humidification system in a terrarium, and timers can help with this. In addition, care of the plants requires extra attention. This is because an infestation spreads a lot faster in a small space where the plants are close together. Here, biological insecticides can help in addition to extra plant nutrition. Sanium Sticks combines these properties. Moreover, this remedy works for 4 months and ensures 3 times more flowers in your beautiful flowering plants. This is a big advantage if you have beautiful flowers in your Hoya or orchid want. Grow lights can additionally boost the plants on dark days.

However, be careful with pesticides: your terrarium animals must be resistant to them. So ask your veterinarian beforehand if you can use certain pesticides. Or temporarily put your animals in another tank until the pesticides can no longer be harmful.

Did you know that in the physical store of Claessen Orchids and Plants also has a terrarium with, among other things, special tropical frogs? Feel free to stop by and take a look during opening hours.

Have fun setting up and taking care of your terrarium!


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