The terrarium creates a closed environment that pretty much takes care of itself. There are two types of terrarium – open and closed. Open terrariums are open at the top and are better for plants that prefer a lot of airflow and don’t mind dry conditions. Closed terrariums are self-contained and stay closed, although even they have some openings for occasional airflow and watering needs.
Whether you use an open or closed terrarium, all plants need light, but not a harsh amount. Steady indirect sunlight is best. Turn the terrarium every once in a while so all the plants get a chance for some sun.
Can Any Plant Go in a Terrarium?
Not every plant will work well in a terrarium due to the environment that a terrarium naturally creates. In order to have a good experience, you should choose plants that meet the following requirements:
Plants for an Open Terrarium
Let’s start with the best plants for an open terrarium:
Closed Terrarium Plants
Most people think of terrariums as closed, and they’re certainly the easiest to take care of. Here are examples of plants that do well in this environment:
Plants for a Large Terrarium
If you have room in a larger terrarium, you might like to try some of these bigger plants: