Miniature Terrarium Plants

Miniature Terrarium Plants

These are truly small plants, that are small-leaved and have a small growth habit.  These terrarium plants are not “stripped” down or immature larger plants!  Because of this, they are perfect for use in terrariums or small containers, and with minimal maintenance, will continue to look attractive and not outgrow the space.

Plants we grow are suitable for bonsai, terrariums and/or dish gardens. Though most are suitable for terrariums, they do not need to be grown this way–we grow ours, uncovered, under lights with our other plants.

Because most of these terrarium plants are branching, or spreading, in habit, they can be grown as much larger plants–though they will always remain small-leaved.  With proper care and pruning, they can easily be grown as small as you choose.

These plants are safe for use in vivariums and not harmful to frogs and reptiles. 
We only use organic, nontoxic, products when growing these plants.

Who we are

We’ve been growing and exhibiting since 1975, and have been in business shipping to satisfied customers world-wide since 1985.  We hybridize many of our own plants–are famous for our ‘Rob’s’ and ‘Ma’s’ series of African violets, and our ‘Bristol’s’ series of gesneriads (African violet relatives).  We are “plant nuts”–we collect anything we find interesting and suitable for the indoor garden, especially if it’s small.  Over the years this means a huge collection of miniature and terrarium plants!

We grow our plants in a renovated barn, circa 1900, with an attached glasshouse and other buildings.  At any given time, we have 30,000+ plants being grown.  We grow plants because this is what we love to do.  View the “about” page to learn more about us.

What we do

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We hybridize and grow all the plants we sell–we don’t buy from other growers and resell.  This means we know what each plant likes to grow best from personal experience.  We also collect the best and most unusual hybrids from other growers, then propagate them for sale, as well as collect and grow many rare species not previously grown in cultivation.  We rarely travel or attend a show and come home empty handed!

We also try to share our passion for growing plants with others, and to educate those new to our hobby.  We encourage everyone to share their experience with others–the spread the “cheer” and their knowledge.  View our “blog” pages or subscribe to our monthly newsletter to read more.

What we grow

We specialize in African violets and their relatives (gesneriads), and other plants suitable for the indoor home environment.  Most are of a manageable size (can be grown on a windowsill or light stand), and many will bloom readily in the home.

We also grow a huge, and diverse, collection of miniature terrarium plants–every plant you need for a terrarium, miniature landscape, or fairy garden.  Our plants are true miniatures, not just cuttings of a large plant that will quickly outgrow your container.  Safe for use in vivariums.  Not harmful to frogs and reptiles.  We only use organic, nontoxic, products when growing these plants. 

How to grow

Though we’d like to sell you plants (or perhaps we have) use this site as a reference–to learn about the plants you grow (or want to), or to learn how to grow them better.  Use our “search function” to answer your question–for example, type “planting terrarium”, if this is what you need to know.  You’ll be directed to relevant information on this topic, or any other.  Our “plant care” pages contain much useful information, including “how to” lessons, and a FAQ (frequently asked questions) library.

If you’ve purchased a plant from us, and are having difficulties growing it, or simply need more information on its care, we can always be reached by email or phone during business hours.

Where to find us

Visit us–our shop and glasshouse are open to the public year-round.  Hours and directions can be found in the “about” pages.  We also attend (and sell at) a number of shows during the year, throughout the United States.  Dates of these upcoming events will be listed in the sidebar at right.

Keeping connected

Visit our “facebook” and “pinterest” pages (links found at page top).  Subscribe to our monthly newsletter, “VioletsFun”.  Join a society–we are longtime members for many plant societies and interest groups.  There is no better way to learn than to share your experiences with a fellow grower.  We offer incentives to join (a free plant with an AVSA membership) and encourage members to participate and exhibit (coupons for show winners).

Want to share your knowledge or growing experience (or want to educate us)?  Many pages of this site allow comments.  We’ll post those that are relevant to the page being commented on.