The Q&A Archives: terrarrium plants

Question: I am making a terrarrium in a large glass jar.

Answer: Low light will restrict the number of plants you can use, but the following are suitable for containers and will grow in low light: Swedish ivy (Plectranthes australis) grows 1-3" and is very durable. Bird's Nest Sansevieria (Sansevieria trifasciata) grows 3-6" and will survive almost anywhere. Maidenhead spleenwort (Asplenium trichomanes) grows 1-3" and is tolerant of a wide variety of growing conditions.

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