Suitable Terrarium Plants – Y

***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. ***

“Y” replace fake plants with real plants


This will be an informational post as I could not find any plants that started with Y.  I constantly hear and see people asking if they can use fake plants in lieu of real plants.  I always scream (in my head) NOOOOO.  In a terrarium plants are critical to help with the living ecosystem.  The plants help to maintain the moisture level which is critical.  Live plants also use any animal waste as nutrients helping to keep the tank clean naturally while looking more natural than artificial plants.

If you will have any frogs in the tank, the tank will need to be misted and have a light source so there is not much additional maintenance that these plants will cause.


Long story short, just bite the bullet and buy live plants.  Even if you do not have a “green thumb” most vivarium plants will thrive with a slight misting and a light source.


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