Category Archives: Cultivation

Clays in the Terrarium

Clay Types Over the past ten years I have experimented with a handful of clays in the terrarium, both as substrates and backgrounds.  Below are the types I’ve used, with some details on the qualities and uses for each type. Bentonite Pelleted type -this clay really needs to be kneaded, or else certain parts will remain dry while others are

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Growing setups for Fast Growing Plants

Freshly started bins of Pearcea hypocyrtifolia and various Pilea species.  These are repotted every 3-6 months, and the process repeated ad infinitum.  They seem to grow significantly better on fresh potting soil.  After a desirable base number of plants is established, the repotting is done to maintain nice looking plants, not increase production.  The larger pots at the base of

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