Miniature Plants - Buyer's Guide for Terrariums and Fairy Gardens

One of the most important aspects of designing a fairy garden or terrarium is finding the right plants for your space. The search obviously begins by looking for miniature plants to include in your tiny green gardens. Then you have to consider the water, humidity and light requirements of each plant to determine if they can thrive in the same environment.

I would love to ask some folks, who are mixing succulents and ferns in terrariums, what their little ecosystems look like after a few months. Once I get my terrarium and fairy gardens set up, I hope to share with you how things progress so perhaps we can learn together what works and what clearly doesn’t.

In the meantime, this section of Tiny Green Gardens should help you find the right miniature plants to buy for your fairies and container gardens.


Propagating Red Stem Pilea

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An experiment in propagating red stem pilea led to quick results – in less than a week I had propagated pilea plants in a mini toy greenhouse.

Red Stem Pilea

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Red stem pilea makes a wonderful terrarium plant. I’ll share with you several places where you can buy pilea as well as growing information.

Air Plant Terrariums or Aeriums

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Air plant terrariums and decorative tillandsia terrariums are hot right now. Learn the fun story behind the name and where you can purchase your own plants.

Succulents at Lowe’s

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If you like succulents and are a bit of a scrounger like me, take a quick trip to Lowe’s and see if you can snag some plants on end of season clearance.

Silver Edged Thyme – A Lemony Miniature Plant

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Silver edged thyme is a great aromatic herb to add to fairy gardens. The leaves are small, the plant is short and it smells devine. And, it’s pretty too.

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