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This VERY VERSETILE plant can be used in a Wet, Medium wet and dry terrarium

These portions are soldin a netpot of 5cm (standard aquarium potted plant pot)


Frog Fruit (Phyla nodiflora) Terrarium Care Sheet:

Terrarium Setup:

  • Trailing Ground Cover: Frog Fruit is an excellent trailing ground cover for terrariums.
  • Well-Draining Soil: Plant in well-draining, airy soil to prevent waterlogging.


  • Moderate to Bright Indirect Light: Provide moderate to bright indirect light. Frog Fruit can tolerate some direct sunlight but prefers filtered or dappled light.
  • Adaptable to Lower Light: It can adapt to lower light conditions but may exhibit slower growth.


  • Consistent Moisture: Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Water when the top inch of the soil feels slightly dry.
  • Avoid Overwatering: Ensure proper drainage to prevent overwatering and root rot.


  • Moderate to High Humidity: Frog Fruit thrives in moderate to high humidity. Regular misting can help maintain moisture levels, especially in drier conditions.


  • Moderate Temperatures: Keep the terrarium in a moderate temperature range, ideally between 60°F to 75°F (15°C to 24°C).
  • Avoid Drafts: Protect the plant from drafts, as sudden temperature changes can stress the plant.


  • Light Feeding: Frog Fruit generally doesn't require frequent fertilization. A diluted, balanced liquid fertilizer can be applied sparingly during the growing season.


  • Regular Trimming: Trim or prune the plant regularly to encourage bushy growth and maintain its trailing habit.
  • Shape Control: Prune to control the spread and shape of the ground cover.


  • Suitable for Small to Medium Terrariums: Frog Fruit's trailing growth makes it suitable for small to medium-sized terrariums.
  • Combine with Other Ground Covers: Pair with other low-growing terrarium plants to create a diverse and textured ground cover.


  • Easy Propagation: Propagate through division, cuttings, or by allowing it to spread naturally.
  • Separate and Replant: Periodically separate and replant sections to encourage healthy growth.

Display Considerations:

  • Trailing Ground Cover: Use Frog Fruit as a trailing ground cover to add depth and texture to the terrarium.
  • Combine with Rocks or Miniature Features: Enhance the terrarium's aesthetics by combining Frog Fruit with small rocks or miniature decorative features.


  • Check for Overgrowth: Regularly monitor for signs of overgrowth and trim as needed to maintain the desired appearance.
  • Inspect for Pests: Periodically check for pests, especially in humid conditions.

By following these care guidelines, you can cultivate a lush and trailing ground cover of Frog Fruit in your terrarium, providing a beautiful carpet of greenery and enhancing the overall aesthetics of your miniature indoor garden. Adjust care practices based on the specific conditions in your terrarium and the needs of other plants in the setup.

Frog Fruit - Phyla nodiflora

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