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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)


Mondo Grass (Ophiopogon japonicus) Terrarium Care Sheet:

Terrarium Setup:

  • Ornamental Ground Cover: Mondo Grass serves as an attractive ground cover for terrariums.
  • Well-Draining Soil: Plant in well-draining, lightweight soil to prevent waterlogging.


  • Low to Moderate Indirect Light: Provide low to moderate indirect light. Mondo Grass is adaptable to lower light conditions but may appreciate some brightness.
  • Avoid Direct Sunlight: Shield the plant from direct sunlight to prevent leaf burn.


  • Moderate Moisture: Maintain moderate moisture levels in the soil. Water when the top inch of the soil feels slightly dry.
  • Avoid Overwatering: Ensure proper drainage to prevent overwatering and maintain a healthy root system.


  • Moderate to High Humidity: Mondo Grass appreciates moderate to high humidity levels. Regular misting can help maintain adequate moisture.


  • 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: Fertilize sparingly with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer during the growing season.
  • Dilute Fertilizer: Dilute the fertilizer to half or quarter strength to prevent over-fertilization.


  • Minimal Pruning: Mondo Grass typically requires minimal pruning. Trim any yellow or damaged leaves as needed.


  • Suitable for Small to Medium Terrariums: Mondo Grass's compact growth makes it suitable for small to medium-sized terrariums.
  • Combine with Other Low-Growing Plants: Pair with other low-growing terrarium plants for a lush and textured ground cover.


  • Division: Propagate through division by separating clumps. Replant divisions in fresh soil.

Display Considerations:

  • Ground Cover or Edging: Use Mondo Grass as a neat ground cover or along the edges to create borders.
  • Combine with Miniature Features: Enhance the terrarium's aesthetics by combining Mondo Grass 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 an elegant and vibrant display of Mondo Grass in your terrarium, creating a visually appealing ground cover for your miniature indoor garden. Adjust care practices based on the specific conditions in your terrarium and the needs of other plants in the setup.

Mondo grass - Ophiopogon japonicus - Potted

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