Suitable Terrarium Plants -G

***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. ***

Gastrochilus ‘formosanum’


Lighting -Can thrive in shade or bright light

Water -3-5 waterings per week.

Soil-Moist soil, but let dry slightly between waterings.

Temperature- between 55-85 degrees F.

This orchid is known as a Centipede orchid.  Flowers are spotted with bright red and lip is white with red spotting.  This orchid is considered a miniature orchid and is very fragrant.


$31.00 at Andy’s Orchids

Photos taken by Andy’s Orchid.  Check them out here.

Guzmania ‘Sun Kissed’

Origin-South America

Lighting –requires low light and does not like direct sunlight

Water – place water in the central cup of the plant and replace frequently to keep from rotting

Soil-potting soil designed for orchids works well

Temperature-Prefers temperatures over 55 degrees F.

This bromeliad is rather large for a vivarium, however it would be an awesome houseplant.  It will range between 12-24″ tall and 16-18″ across.  .



$12.00 at Michael’s Bromeliads

Photos taken by Michael’s Bromeliads.  Check them out here.


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