What’s it about thumb-sized terrarium vegetation that makes me clasp my fingers collectively and coo? Their wee little leaves and teensy pots are an excessive amount of for my coronary heart to deal with.
Beware although—loads of these tiny vegetation bought “for terrariums” flip into monsters whenever you get them residence. It’s form of like adopting a miniature pig solely to find later that it’s going to weigh over 100 kilos when all is alleged and finished.
When you’re available in the market for a very small plant, contemplate one in all these diminutive choices.
This teeny-tiny succulent actually does appear like teeny-tiny toes. Child toes succulents (Fenestraria rhopalophylla) are a breeze to look after. The truth is the one factor you shouldn’t do is child your child toes. Give it a sandy potting combine, loads of solar, and restricted water and also you’ll be rewarded with daisy-shaped flowers in late summer season and early fall.
These palm-sized cuties high out at about six inches in top—however what they lack in stature they make up for in type. Oxalis have distinctive clover-shaped leaves and could be present in deep purple and shamrock inexperienced hues.
The one attainable rising problem with these vegetation is their dormancy interval. If all of the leaves fall off for no obvious cause, oxalis is simply going into relaxation mode for just a few weeks. If that occurs, set it in a darkish nook and permit it to hibernate undisturbed so long as it likes. When new foliage seems, transfer it again out within the gentle and resume watering.
The dwelling rocks (Lithops) plant is really easy to look after, it could as effectively be an precise pet rock. This plant additionally has about the identical quantity of character as a pet rock… which is to say, not a lot.
Development tops out at about one inch, and the leaf-count caps at two. However after that, the lithops bowls you over with a giant, shiny flower that’s bigger than the remainder of the plant. Be very, very cautious to not overwater this plant, and supply it with extra-bright gentle.
Basic African violets are the right selection for a lifelong plant associate. My grandma has all the time had 4 or 5 on her kitchen windowsill, most at the least 35 years previous. African violets have fuzzy leaves that beg to be petted and candy, coin-sized flowers in shades of white, pink, and purple. They don’t take any fuss both; simply dappled daylight and damp (however not moist!) soil.
Haworthia grows at a snail’s tempo—however I’m completely okay with that, given the restricted sq. footage of my house. This little succulent seems to be a bit like aloe vera, however with deeper-green leaves with a daring white zebra sample. It may be planted in a teacup or any container about that dimension. Give it loads of solar, and when you overlook to water it for a month or two, it is best to don’t have anything to fret about.