Terrariums are popular container gardens that provide a humid environment for miniature plants and small amphibians. The use of miniature plants allows you to create landscape scenes that fit into an aquarium, glass bowl or other container. Slow-growing varieties of plants also work for building a terrarium, but it is the miniature plants that add such realism to the indoor landscape. The humid environment is good for raising tiny carnivorous plants, also. Several companies specialise in miniature plants for terrariums.
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Mini Forest monitors the plants they sell to ensure they are satisfactory for a miniature landscape. They carry pygmy Japanese maple trees and a variety of shrubs. Mini Forest also has a line of flowering plants, such as daisies, all under 3 inches tall. The product list includes Bonsai tools, manuals and containers.
Bonsai Boy of New York
From Japanese flowering wisteria to miniature roses, Bonsai Boy of New York offers many miniature plants for the home terrarium. This company also offers weeping cherry and jasmine miniature plants. Bonsai Boy has starter kits, books and videos to teach you how to take care of your miniature plants. Certain items also have free shipping if you need the plant shipped to you.
T & C Terrariums
T & C Terrariums provides miniature plant gardeners a broad assortment of terrarium plants, from sundews and Venus fly traps to live mosses and orchids. Other plants the company offers, that do well in terrariums, are bromeliads and aroids. Strictly a mail order and Internet-based company, T & C Terrariums issues a tracking number to the customer for every shipment. They only ship on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Meehan's carries many varieties of miniature plants such as bonsais and miniature begonias. The company provides a plant guide with each plant they offer. Meehan's Miniatures also provides supplies for proper care of the plants. This source of miniature plants has a storefront and also sells on the Internet.
The Violet Barn
The proprietors of the Violet Barn have won numerous awards for the displays created using the miniature plants they sell. The company focuses on African violets and other small plants that grow well in 2- or 3-inch containers. The terrarium plants offered are small-leafed to blend well with scenery-type container gardens. Located in upstate New York, the Violet Barn sells online and also at their store. The store location offers a larger selection of plants.
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