Frequently Asked Questions
These are some questions I get asked a lot.
Do you sell plants?
There are times that I will sell a few plants, but it is very rare. So in general, the answer is no.
Do you sell any products?
While I don’t yet sell my own products, I am an affiliate for the amazing Moss Terrarium LED
Where do you get your plants from?
Most of my plants come from other collectors and friends. I typically do a lot of networking, and befriend other people in the hobby. Then I either buy from them or trade with them.
I also occasionally buy from online specialty nurseries. Sometimes I will order from plant importers that bring things in from other countries.
To find all of these people and sources, build friendships and networks, takes a lot of time and work, but it’s worth it. Many of my sources are personal / private and therefore I can’t give out their information.
One of the best ways to build your own personal network is to join groups on Facebook that are about terrarium plants, vivariums, and so on. Some groups even have sales and auctions. You can also search online for the plants you’re looking for and sometimes that will turn up some companies that are selling things.
One good source of plants in the USA is Glass Box Tropicals. They have a wide selection of uncommon and rare species, as well as lots of supplies for terrariums, vivariums, horticulture, microfauna, etc.
Where can I get terrarium moss?
My recommendations are in this in-depth article about Where to get mosses for terrariums
What lights should I use for my plants?
Please watch my video about what lights I use for my plants.
Which plants are good for terrariums? What plants do you grow?
Check out my ever-growing plant database.
Where can I see the terrariums you’ve made?
My best work is featured in the Terraria Profiles Portfolio.
Most profiled builds include information about construction, materials, plant lists, and relevant videos.
How do you make your terrariums / wabi kusa / etc?
See the How I Built It category of posts, which includes behind-the-scenes videos, photos, commentary, tips, and more.
Can you identify this moss/plant/bug?
Sometimes yes, sometimes no.
Moss, plants, bugs, and so forth are very difficult to accurately identify, for several reasons.
First, the photo quality, detail, lighting, and level of magnification required are often not met by the typical person looking for an ID.
Second, many mosses, bugs, and other tiny things require specialized knowledge, an identification key, and a magnifier or macro photos.
Your best bet is to get close up, sharp, well-lit photos, and then post them in some Facebook groups which are relevant to the thing in question.