Suitable Terrarium Plants – M

***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. ***

Maranta leuconeura ‘Prayer plant’


Lighting – atleast 4 hours of sunlight a day

Soil- 2 parts peat moss & 1 part loam & perlite mix or if outdoors use garden soil with a 2″ layer of peat moss mixed into the top 6″ of soil.

Water – enough to keep the soil moist

Temperature- 70-90 degrees F.

This prayer plant can produce 8″ long leaves that hold very interesting markings.  These leaves will fold in the evening and then open again at daybreak.


  $4.49 at NE Herp

Photos taken by NE Herp.  Check them out here.

Marcgravia sp. ‘Shingle Plant’


Origin-Caribbean Islands, Central and South America

Lighting –moderate to high light

Water –loves humid environment

Temperature- This plant requires high humidity of a container garden or terrarium.

This plant is not recommended as a houseplant in an open air pot due to its humidity requirements.  This vine will thrive on the backgrounds of tanks and can take over if allowed.


  $26.99 at Josh’s Frogs

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

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6 thoughts on “Suitable Terrarium Plants – M

  1. I used to have Prayer Plants too. No idea when they died. Or maybe they were eaten the time the goats got into the house. I think I have something like that trailing plant crawling along in my yard.
    Finding Eliza

  2. alba 15 – M –Maranta leuconeura & Marcgravia sp. compacta ‘Krinkle Kurl’ & Holcoglossum wangii 11 – I – Isochilus major 12 – J –Java Moss (Vesicularia dubyana) 13 – K – Kangaroo Fern & Korean Rock Fern 14 – L – Lycopodium squarrosum & Ludisia discolor var.

  3. alba 15 – M –Maranta leuconeura & Marcgravia sp. alba 15 – M –Maranta leuconeura & Marcgravia sp.

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