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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)


Star Creeper (Pratia pendunculata) Terrarium Care Sheet:

Terrarium Setup:

  • Ground Cover Plant: Star Creeper is an excellent choice for a low-growing ground cover in terrariums.
  • Well-Draining Soil: Plant in well-draining, lightweight soil to prevent waterlogging.


  • Moderate to Bright Indirect Light: Provide moderate to bright indirect light. Star Creeper can tolerate some direct sunlight but prefers filtered or dappled light.
  • Adjust for Low Light: It can adapt to lower light conditions but may exhibit slower growth.


  • Consistent Moisture: Maintain consistently moist soil. Water when the top inch of the soil feels slightly dry.
  • Avoid Waterlogging: Ensure proper drainage to prevent waterlogging, which can lead to root rot.


  • Moderate to High Humidity: Star Creeper thrives in moderate to high humidity. Regular misting can help maintain adequate moisture levels.


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


  • Regular Trimming: Trim or pinch back the plant regularly to encourage compact growth and prevent it from becoming too leggy.
  • Shape Control: Prune to control the spread and shape of the ground cover.


  • Suitable for Small to Medium Terrariums: Star Creeper'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 visually appealing ground cover.


  • Easy Propagation: Propagate through division or by planting stem cuttings.
  • Separate and Replant: Periodically separate clumps and replant them in the substrate.

Display Considerations:

  • Ground Cover: Use Star Creeper as a dense and vibrant ground cover.
  • Combine with Rocks or Miniature Features: Enhance the terrarium's aesthetics by combining Star Creeper 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, particularly in humid conditions.

By following these care guidelines, you can cultivate a lush and vibrant ground cover of Star Creeper in your terrarium, providing a carpet of greenery and enhancing the overall aesthetic 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.

Star creeper - Pratia pendunculata - Rooted

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