Rock Walls and Crevices as Terrarium Inspiration

This collection of photos should give you ideas and reference points for rock hardscapes in terrariums, such as backgrounds or primary layout features.

Key Elements in This Collection

  • Rock cliff faces
  • Rock crevices and cracks
  • Overhangs and depth
  • Lithophytic ferns and other plants
  • Textures and patterns
  • Visual flow and composition

Tips for Terrarium Rock Hardscapes

When creating rock hardscapes in terrariums, pay particular attention to the following:

  • Overall composition and visual flow
  • Creating interest, unique features, and depth. For example, overhangs, crevices, and cracks
  • Realistic textures, patterns, and colors
  • Natural strata (consistent angles of layers and grains in the rock)
  • Forethought about plant and moss placement