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Introduction to Paludarium and Terratium Plants

Updated: Jul 5, 2023

Portada Flora

Introduction to Paludarium and Terratium Plants, As an aquarium hobbyist, the never-ending quest for creating something unique and beautiful is one of the most enticing aspects of the hobby. Adding a new twist to this aquatic adventure, let's dive into the fascinating realm of paludarium and terrarium plants. These setups, boasting a mix of aquatic and terrestrial elements, truly represent the marriage of land and water, allowing for mesmerizing emersed designs.

From Aquatic to Semi-Aquatic: The Paludarium

Deriving its name from the Latin word "palus," meaning swamp, a paludarium simulates a miniature ecosystem combining both aquatic and terrestrial environments. Whether you have a small desktop setup or a large, intricate design, paludariums offer an exceptional showcase for a diverse range of plants, from ferns and mosses to even orchids.

The Land Enclosed: The Terrarium

A terrarium, on the other hand, encapsulates a purely terrestrial environment within a vivarium, thereby forming a self-contained ecosystem. Contrary to paludariums, terrarium plants are not submerged in water but rather depend on a moist substrate for their survival. From miniature tabletop ecosystems to expansive floor-standing setups, terrariums provide the perfect environment for succulents, cacti, and tropical plants.

The Beauty of Emersed Design

One aspect that makes paludarium and terrarium setups so enticing is the opportunity to design emersed environments. Emersed plants, partially or fully grown above the waterline, offer a captivating blend of aquatic and terrestrial plants leading to dynamic and stunning displays. This design flexibility opens up the possibility of growing plants like pothos, spider plants, and peace lilies alongside aquatic flora such as java fern, anubias, and mosses.

The Next Step in Aquarium Evolution

As an experienced aquarium hobbyist, venturing into the domains of paludariums and terrariums is a natural evolution of your craft. Requiring a different approach for care and maintenance, these setups pose an enjoyable challenge that also extends your knowledge and skill set.

Revolutionizing Indoor Planting with Sticky Soil

Introducing Sticky Soil - a revolutionary planting medium that will redefine the way you see indoor planting. This unique, self-adhering, black clay-like mud allows you to place and mold plants anywhere, even on vertical surfaces, offering an exciting dimension to your terrariums and paludariums.


Masterpieces in Moss

Our journey begins with diverse mosses: Sphagnum sp., Leucobryum glaucum, Hypnum spp., and Cladonia rangiferina. Thriving in Sticky Soil, these mosses create lush green carpets, providing a whimsical feel to your designs.

moss cushion


hypnum moss

reinder moss

Delicate Creepers

Fantastic Ferns

Tropical Treats

Final Thoughts

With Sticky Soil, your terrarium and paludarium designs can explore limitless possibilities. So, are you ready to redefine indoor planting? Embrace your creative spirit and venture into the world of 3D planted scapes. Let your imagination roam free, and let the Sticky Soil revolution begin!

In conclusion, paludariums and terrariums can truly elevate your aquarium hobby to new heights. Our range of FLORA line plants paired with Sticky Soil unlock a realm of unique design possibilities, resulting in dynamic displays bound to impress. So why not take the plunge and let your creativity guide you to your next masterpiece?

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