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40m temple scene terrarium #2

£100.00

Please note that the terrariums cannot be posted due to their delicate nature. Collection from the workshop in Worcester city centre (WR1) or delivery within a 10-mile radius for a rate of £5 is available. Please contact for further information

Chamaedorea elegans is one of the most common houseplants in the world but there is a good reason for that, it is versatile and hard to kill! It is a small palm tree native to the rainforests of Southern Mexico and Guatemala. It can grow up to 5m tall so pruning is necessary to keep it small. It enjoys a well drained soil mix, indirect bright light and a good level of humidity.

Peperomia puteolata is native to South America and has a upright/slightly trailing habit. It is often found growing epiphytically and like most peperomia’s, it is grown for its foliage rather than its flowers and thrives in a terrarium.

Peperomia ‘piccolo’ is a plant from South America, widely used as a houseplant it also performs well in a terrarium. With its silvery stripes and red stems, it is commonly known as a watermelon peperomia.

Fittonia albivenis is a tropical plant native to the tropical rainforests of South America, mainly Peru. Also known as the ‘nerve plant’, it has a distinctive vascular system with veins coming in a range of colors from white to pink and red. Tribes in the Amazon use it to cure headaches and toothaches and it is believed to have been used as a hallucinogen during sacred ceremonies*. Like most tropical plants, it thrives in a humid environment but it is important to open the lid from time to time to allow air to circulate. While Fittonia enjoys humid conditions, it absolutely detests sitting in water so it is best to plant it in a loose soil mix. All terrariums should have a drainage layer at the bottom to allow excess water to seep from the soil above it.

*DO NOT CONSUME ANY PARTS OF THESE PLANTS

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A large 40cm terrarium scene depicting explorers in a rainforest temple

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