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Selaginella martensii, also known as Marten's Spikemoss, is a charming plant species that can thrive in a terrarium with proper care. Here are some tips to help you create a healthy environment for your Selaginella martensii in a terrarium:

  • Lighting: Selaginella martensii prefers bright, indirect light. A terrarium with a full-spectrum grow light can provide the necessary light for this plant to thrive. Avoid direct sunlight as it can damage the delicate leaves.
    If you give it strong light the varagation on them can come through.

  • Temperature and Humidity: Selaginella martensii prefers a warm and humid environment, ideally between 65-75°F (18-24°C) and 70-80% humidity. You can maintain the humidity levels by misting the plant daily or using a humidifier.

  • Soil: Selaginella martensii prefers well-draining soil that is rich in organic matter. A mix of peat moss, perlite, and sand works well for this plant.

  • Watering: Selaginella martensii prefers to be kept moist but not waterlogged. Water the plant when the top layer of soil feels dry to the touch. Be careful not to overwater as this can lead to root rot.

  • Fertilization: Selaginella martensii does not require frequent fertilization. You can fertilize the plant once every two months using a balanced liquid fertilizer.

  • Pruning: Selaginella martensii does not require pruning, but you can trim any dead or damaged leaves to maintain the plant's appearance.

  • Pests and Diseases: Selaginella martensii is generally a pest-resistant plant. However, it can be susceptible to spider mites and scale insects. Regularly inspect the plant for any signs of pests or diseases and treat them promptly.

By following these care tips, you can create a healthy and thriving environment for your Selaginella martensii in a terrarium.

Marten's Spikemoss - Selaginella martensii small plug

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