Dennis Kramb dkramb@badbear.com
Sat, 26 Dec 2009 20:24:42 PST
So I have a 65g hex aquarium & stand that I want to set up as a 
terrarium.  I've never made one before, and I figure that I've got two 

1) Transplant all my various potted cacti into the terrarium and use it 
is a dry terrarium.

2) Get new plants that prefer a humid environment, and take advantage of 
the closed lid, etc, and enjoy something new!

Probably I'll do #2 and so I thought I'd pick your brains to see if any 
geophytes make good terrarium specimens.  I'd love to try irises, but I 
suspect they need temperature fluctuations throughout the year to grow & 
bloom properly???  I'm guessing.

Another option would be to experiment with native plants.  Like maybe 
try the native Opuntia humifusa (which I grow outdoors just fine) or 
Manfreda virginica, or something.  But somehow that doesn't appeal to me 
as much as growing something tropical.

I hope this stirs up some good conversation!

Dennis in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

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