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Terrarium plants are more than just visual accents
Terrarium plants fulfil climatic functions in the terrarium that are very difficult to recreate without planting. They constantly increase the humidity in the terrarium by evaporating water through their leaves. This increases the humidity in the terrarium and the terrarium animals feel visibly better. They also prevent waterlogging in the substrate by absorbing water from the substrate through their roots. So-called ground covers ensure that the substrate does not dry out so quickly and that the humidity remains more constant.
Terrarium plants are a very decorative representation of the animals' natural habitat. This gives the terrarium animals the opportunity to hide in the plants and behave as they would in nature. This increases the well-being of the animals and the observer can also observe the behaviour of his animals even better and more realistically.
Pesticides in terrarium plants
When plants are bought in garden centres, there is a risk of pesticides getting into the terrarium. The plants offered there are very suitable for the room or the garden, but not for permanent contact with animals. Even repotting or rinsing the plants is not enough to completely remove the toxins.
Our terrarium plants are free of pesticides and artificial fertilisers and can therefore be planted directly in the terrarium. This is not only practical, but also protects your terrarium animal.
What should you consider with terrarium plants?
Plants prefer soft water with little lime. Therefore, it is best to use rainwater or soft mineral water for watering and spraying. Alternatively, you can mix distilled water 1:1 with water from the tap. This makes the plants feel comfortable and also reduces unsightly limescale stains on the panes.
A very important point with terrarium plants is the lighting. In addition to the correct illuminance, the mixing ratio of red and blue light is also crucial for optimal plant growth. You will find corresponding spectrum information in the respective products.
By the way, terrarium plants do not need to be fertilised. They are fertilised naturally with the excrement of the terrarium animals and the faeces of the first decomposers.