The Best Plants to Grow in Your Terrarium

The Best Plants to Grow in Your Terrarium

Terrariums are the ultimate, eco-friendly way to add a stylish touch of colour, vibrancy and life into any interior space. They are ideal for anyone who desires a low maintenance and cheaper alternative to fresh cut flowers. And if you opt for a Supersize / Mega Terrarium you can create a breathtaking centrepiece for your home or office space that’s sure to captivate anyone who sees it.


No matter what size of terrarium you choose; from modern geometric designs to hanging terrariums, these eye-catching indoor gardens need the right kind of terrarium plants inside them. But what are the best terrarium plants?

Well, we’ve got a few fantastic suggestions right here for you…


Firstly, it’s important to remember that ideal terrarium plants need to be able to flourish with very little watering. They also need to be petite, as you don’t want them touching the sides of your terrarium. They also need to be able to thrive with humidity and low, indirect light. And low-maintenance succulents easily tick all these boxes.

Succulents are one of the best terrarium plants you can get, as they store water in their leaves. There’s plenty of reasons why everyone should have succulents in their home, because they essentially thrive even when they’re neglected. A few days of no watering or even no sunlight and these beautifully vibrant terrarium plants will still look picture perfect.


Speaking of aesthetically pleasing plants that thrive with very little attention, cacti also fall into that category quite comfortably. Cacti may seem like a quirky choice as far as terrarium plants go, but these stunning, low-maintenance plants come in many varieties. They are simple, effortlessly elegant, and guaranteed to positively transform your indoor environment.

Just like succulents they can literally breathe new life into your home or office space, as they have the ability to help purify and add oxygen into the air.


Air plants are amazing and fantastically unique in that they don’t actually require any soil. They manage to derive all the nutrients they need through their specialised leaves. Plus, they’ve no need for direct sunlight (a little but won’t hurt though) and you’ll only need to water these beautiful looking terrarium plants every now and then.

Their funnel-like flowers top the slender, pale green leaves of these stunning plants. Giving them a totally unique look that will be effortlessly accentuated when placed inside a stylish terrarium.


These wonderful plants aren’t at all picky about water, or sunlight or humidity. They’re striking sprawling look is sure to catch attention, and they can grow well anywhere or in pretty much anything you place them in.

A single spider plant can grow to become a truly impressive display of vibrant nature that can revitalise your interior space.

When it comes to the best terrarium plants, this list is by no means an exhaustive one. But here at Urban Botanist, we can help you find the perfect terrarium plants, with our extensive range here.

Or, you can contact a member of our team, who will be more than happy to help you choose the best terrarium plants for you.