Some photos from my terrarium

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Hi everyone. Plants are great to get relaxed a bit in these difficult times!

Nepenthes mollis





Heliamphora ceracea


Heliamphora huberi


Drosera tomentosa var. glabrata and Cephalotus 'Hummer's Giant'


Macodes petola (orchid)


Wide view




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It's xaxim panels (tree fern roots) that were installed two years ago. You can see a few photos from the process here.

I like to spray them at least twice a day on average. Of course the upper part gets dry more quickly. I would not use xaxim in a drier environment though, unless you can wet it yourself regularly. Moss development is much better and quicker on a panel that is consistently humid.

Also, these panels require more or less water input depending on the humidity of the room where the terrarium is, which itself varies with the weather. For instance, I spray more in summer when the air is hot and dry. When the weather is rainy, relative humidity is higher everywhere, and the terrarium and its components stay wet for a longer time.

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I have a 6500k LED spot that produces a light that is both strong and pleasant to the eye, and combined with some diffused sunlight, it's enough to make decent pictures. By the way, these are iPhone images - inside a terrarium, it's more convient to use and I can shoot from otherwise awkward angles.

Regarding N. mollis, you may like this photo I made with my DSLR, using focus stacking to get more depth of field:

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