Suitable Terrarium Plants -B

***This post is a part of my April A to Z series where this year I will be highlighting different plants each day.  Check out this page to see all of my posts combined on one easy sheet. ***

Begonia ‘kotobuki’

This begonia’s new growth has a gorgeous pink color while its older growth has a silvery metallic sheen.


Photo taken by Josh’s Frogs.  Check them out here.

Origin: Japanese hybrid

Soil: well draining soil

Light: best in bright, indirect sunlight or shady areas

Temperature: does not like the cold

These begonias can get rather large with leaves reaching 9″ long and 5″ wide and a small bush at 12-18″ tall.  It will either need to be kept well trimmed or as it outgrows the tank you can use it as a houseplant.



$4.49/each at Josh’s Frogs

Photos taken by Josh’s Frogs.  Check them out here.

Begonia ‘minutifolia’

This tiny begonia has red stems and bright green leaves with serrated edges.


Photo posted on Of Small Things blog.  Check them out here.

Origin:Gabon, Africa

Soil: moist – even does well in slightly swampy conditions

Temperature: typical terrarium conditions

The leaves do not exceed 1/2″ in length of width.  This plant grows very slowly.


$19.99/each at Glass Box tropicals

Photos taken by Glass Box Tropicals.  Check them out here.


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9 thoughts on “Suitable Terrarium Plants -B

    1. Definitely! So far J is the only plant that would be able to be submerged – however I have prewrote up until J so I could add some more in as I find them! 🙂

    1. Never too late to get another one 🙂 Although fish tanks are considerably more time consuming and expensive than terrariums 🙂 I am loving the gorgeous architecture on your blog!

  1. i love plants but i kill them. my mom has a green thumb that doesn’t stop. she loves her angel wing begonia that was a cutting from a friend.

    plants are gorgeous. great post.

  2. Oh I love tiny begonias! I have two different types- one blooms white, the other pink.
    Awesome little plants that do great under high light.

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