Plants for
the Vivarium

Last updated: 04-05-2016


 

We offer the following plants suitable for the vivarium. These are offered in cutting, rooted and pot form depending on the species. Some species are in short supply and delivery may take up to 21 days. Plants are currently only available to the UK & EEC. All prices are in UK sterling. Please read our terms and conditions before placing your order. Also please state a few substitutes as some species/cultivars are in short supply or unavailable during certain parts of the year (especially winter)...where no substitutes are named we will send you a substitute of our own ...new plants arrived since last update marked with .

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Bromeliads
Species Description Price Guide
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Dartfrog Bromeliad selection Our choice of 3 x bromeliad species suitable for the vivarium. Price is is inclusive of postage & packing (unless ordered with other items) £16.99
Dartfrog Bromeliad selection 2 Our choice of 6 x bromeliad species suitable for the vivarium. Price is is inclusive of postage & packing (unless ordered with other items) £26.99
Cryptanthus colgagnoi A Cryptanthus with fairly stiff, very narrow, serrate leaves, medium green with darker reddish margins and base. Offsets very easily. £4.99
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Cryptanthus microglazioui Supplied in 2 - 2½" pots. Can be grown in holes drilled into large branches such as liana. Crypthanthus are interesting and robust plants which will produce lots of offsets. Ideal for small vivaria. This form grows into a small bush. £4.99
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Cryptanthus 'novistar' Supplied in 2 - 2½" pots. Can be grown in holes drilled into large branches such as liana. Crypthanthus are interesting and robust plants which will produce lots of offsets. Ideal for small vivaria. This form has deep red/purple leaves.
£4.99
Cryptanthus 'red star' Supplied in 2 - 2½" pots. Can be grown in holes drilled into large branches such as liana. Crypthanthus are interesting and robust plants which will produce lots of offsets. Ideal for small vivaria.
This form has attractive red/pink leaves.
£4.99
Cryptanthus sinosus Supplied in 2 - 2½" pots. Can be grown in holes drilled into large branches such as liana. Crypthanthus are interesting and robust plants which will produce lots of offsets. Ideal for small vivaria. This form has hard, fleshy-looking bright green leaves and is compact offsetting to form tight mounds. Rarely available.
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£4.99
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Cryptanthus zonatus Supplied in 2 - 2½" pots. Can be grown in holes drilled into large branches such as liana. Crypthanthus are interesting and robust plants which will produce lots of offsets. Ideal for small vivaria. This stunning form zebra like grey/black leaves and forms a big star-shaped plant often 15cm+ in diameter.
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£7.99
Guzmania Empire Medium sized plants 15 - 20cm high and in full flower (flower colour is red/crimson red). Once the flower has dwindled (which can take several months), a ring of offsets will start to grow from around the nbase of the main plant. If these are alllowed to grow for several months these can then be prised from the parent plant and planted elsewhere. Superb for medium to large vivaria. Plants supplied in 4 " pots.
£4.99
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Guzmania theresae Small compact terrestrial or epiphytic species which eventually develps an orange/red vase and inner leaves posses red/orange tips. Supplied in 2 - 3" pots
£5.99
Neoregelia ampullacea A variable species in terms of both size (5 - 15cm) and leave coloration (red, black, dark green, light green and even bronze). Ideal for the small to medium vivarium and produces lots of offsets. Unrooted offsets or potted plants available. Can be grown terrestrially or as an epiphyte. Unrooted offset: £4.99
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Pot:
£7.99
Neoregelia ampullacea fa. tigrina As above but smaller with hard, waxy leaves and tends to be a darker green with prominent stripes. Supplied either as potted specimen or small offsets. Unrooted offset: £4.49
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Pot:
£7.99
Neoregelia Brazil Small compact species from the Amazonian region of Brazil. Offsets freely. Very rarely available. Supplied either as small potted specimen or good-sized offset. £6.49
Neoregelia flandria Medium-sized terrestrial species that offsets freely. The white/cream striped and dark green leaves contrast with the stunning red centre.
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£8.49
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Neoregelia 'Hannibal Lector' Medium-sized epiphytic hybrid that offsets freely. The green leaves are mottled in red-purple stripes and the edges are beautifully serrated. The plants offered are large unrooted offsets
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£16.99

Neoregelia 'Luca'

The long leaved, large Neoregelia hybrid with gorgeous carmine inner leaves. Definitely an eye-catcher for your vivarium!
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£6.99
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Neoregelia liliputiana Small bromeliad with an attractive flower and pattern which can be grown terrestrially or are epiphytic and can be secured to coco or cork bark panels, large branches and logs. Supplied as offsets possessing 2 - 3 plants. £6.99
Neoregelia meyendorfii Lovely compact terrestrial species with dark green leaves and a bright red centre.
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£6.49
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Neoregelia olens Unrooted offsets. Simply pin or attach to coco panels or plant in holes drilled in large branches filled with a suitable compost and it will root very quickly. Unrooted Offset
£3.99
Mature plant . This can either be planted directly into a large vivarium to provide multiple hiding or egg-laying sites, or the multiple offsets that come with this plant can be cut of and planted epiphytically. Hanging Basket
£24.99
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Neoregelia marginata 'variegated/cream edge' Unrooted offsets. Simply pin or attach to coco panels or plant in holes drilled in large branches filled with a suitable compost and it will root very quickly. Unrooted Offset
£4.49
Potted plant . This can either be planted directly into a large vivarium to provide multiple hiding or egg-laying sites, or the multiple offsets that come with this plant can be cut of and planted epiphytically. Potted plant
£7.99
Neoregelia pauciflora A species comparable to 'Fireball' but possesses an even more beautiful patterning and freely offsets too. Offset:
£5.49
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Pot:
£9.49
  Neoregelia pendula Small offsetting epiphytic species from the Amazon. The curved rigid outer leaves are green with serrated edges while the vase of the plant is in glorious red, orange and purple. A stunning plant for any vivarium. Available as either potted plants or large offsets. £9.99
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Neoregelia peviento

Medium-sized epiphuytic species from Colombia. The robust leaves are gently serrated and possess a dark pink inner and purple outer to give a stunning coloration. rarely available. Price is for an unrooted large offset.
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£9.99
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Neoregelia schultesiana 'Fireball' Unrooted offsets. Simply pin or attach to coco panels or plant in holes drilled in large branches filled with a suitable compost and it will root very quickly. Offset:
£3.99
Potted plant with 1 or more offsets Pot:
£6.99
Neoregelia schultesiana 'Striped' Lovely form of the popualr fireball bromeliad as identical to grow. Unrooted offsets. Simply pin or attach to coco panels or plant in holes drilled in large branches filled with a suitable compost and it will root very quickly. Unrooted Offset
£4.99
Potted plant . This can either be planted directly into a large vivarium to provide multiple hiding or egg-laying sites, or the multiple offsets that come with this plant can be cut of and planted epiphytically. Potted plant
£8.99
Neoregelia tarapotiensis This bromelied comes from a dartfrog hotspot - the rainforest of San Martin, Peru, which makes it great for dart frog vivaria. The vase hold water well and it offsets freely. Offset
£4.49
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Potted plant
£8.99
Neoregelia 'Fancy Free' This colourful Neoregelia hybrid will enrich every vivarium with its beauty. Quite a large species with sturdy leaves.   £14.99
Nidularium fifi Small - medium sized cultivar very similar to Neoregelia ampullacea but possesses narrow leaves and a shiny surface (almost as if it has been polished). Excellent epiphytic bromeliad that offsets freely. Price is for a potted plant. Offset: £3.99
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Pot: £6.99
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Red & Yellow Sword bromeliad
Vriesea
Carly
A stunning hybrid species with relatively compavt growth but wide sturdy leaves. Superb flower spike that looks like a flaming sword. Mature plants supplied.
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£8.99
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Vriesea delicatula An outstanding miniature rarity from Brazil. This species attains around 8 - 12cm in height in a rather upright, bulbous vase-shape. The sturdy leaves are gray-green and flowers are in the form of a brace of pink branches with yellow sepals. Excellent for the dartfrog vivarium.
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£6.99
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Vriesea duvaliana A small species with a maximum diameter of around 8cm so well suited to the smaller dartfrog vivaria. Produce a beautiful bright red or red/yellow flower spike. £5.49
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Vriesea fenestralis This big bromeliad (about 50cm) is great for breeding dart frogs. It will grow quite fast but not reach its natural size in the end in the confines of a small vivarium. Excellent for medium-sized or big display vivaria. Grow on tree fern or cocopanel as it cannot tolerate constant ly wet roots. Large plants.
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£6.99
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Vriesea fosteriana This medium-sized bromeliad is great for breeding dart frogs. Relatively fast growing with very attractive leaves. Makes a great plant for the medium or large display vivaria. Grow on tree fern or cocopanel as it cannot tolerate constant ly wet roots. Click here for larger picture £6.99
Vriesea gigantea nova

Impressive terrestrial species growing to a large size and therefore only suited to a relatively large vivarium. Large snake-skin leaves and a deep vase make it an ideal egg-laying, tadpole brooding species.
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£6.99
Vriesea guttata

Impressive terrestrial species growing to a a small/medium size. The beauty is that it offsets regualrly around the abse and as these grow the small plants can be vcut away with some root and polanted elsewhere. The blue-green leaves are pointed and attractively marked in red/brown spots. Rare.
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£8.99
Vriesea hieroglyphica Beautifully marked species with a deep vase that is excellent for dartfrogs. Medium growing to arround 40cm. One of our favourites.
We have some mature plants 15 - 20cm.
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£6.99
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Vriesea saundersii This medium-sized bromeliad (about 35cm) is very suitable for vivaria starting at 40 cm (length).The leaves are greyish but speckled with lots of small purple dots. Its bloom is yellow and creates a nice contrast to the plants colour.
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£6.99
Vriesea racinae This small compact bromeliad (about 20cm) is very suitable for vivaria starting at 30 cm (length).The leaves are deep green with lots of black/purple speckles especially on the underside. Its bloom is lilac/purple and creates a nice contrast to the plants colour.
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£7.99
Vriesea splendens Mature potted plants. Familar species with attractive dark and light green banded leaves plus a conspicuous red flower spike. This grows into a fairly big bromeliad and is particularly good for obligate egg feeding species such as Dendrobates pumilio.
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£5.49
Vriesea splendens 'fire' Potted plants. Similar to Vriesea splendens with attractive dark and light green banded leaves plus a conspicuous red flower spike. This grows into a fairly big bromeliad and is particularly good for obligate egg feeding species such as Dendrobates pumilio £5.99
Tillandsia bulbosa This airplant is distinguished by the thick, bulbous base, from which the bright green leaves, 2cm wide at their base taper out in contorted spirals up to 15cm. Native of the forests of Brazil & Colombia this epiphyte enjoys a humid environment and offsets easily.
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£4.99
Tillandsia caput-medusae This attractive epiphytic bromeliad is native to Central America and Mexico. The thick, channeled, tapering and twisting leaves are up to 10 inches (25 cm) long and are covered in small gray hairs giving the impression of a powdered surface. The rosette of leaves arise from an inflated pseudobulb. As with all Tillandsias they are very easy to grow requiring a warm, humid environement.

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£4.99
Tillandsia cyanea Potted. Simply plant in holes drilled in large branches filled with a suitable compost and it will root and grow very quickly. Superb purple flowers, prefers slightly drier conditions so plant higher up in vivaria.
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£5.99
Tillandsia dyeriana Potted. Simply plant in holes drilled in large branches filled with a suitable compost and it will root and grow very quickly. Superb orange flowers, prefers slightly drier conditions so plant higher up in vivaria.
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£6.99


Carnivorous Plants
Species Description Price Guide
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California cobra lily
Darlingtonia californica

Large, imposing insectivorous plant that must be grown in water. Requires good light and mild but not too warm a temperature. Roots must be flushed with cool water several times a week. These are sent bare-rooted. £4.99
Rosette Sundew
Drosera aliciae
Established specimens (containing as many as 3 plants) supplied in 3½" pots. Small/medium flat or slightly domed-shaped terrestrial species with attractive carmine flowers. Produces root offsets and seedlings appear not long after flowering.

Small unpotted
plantlets:
£2.99

Cape Sundew
Drosera capensis
Established specimens (containing as many as 5 plants) supplied in 3½" pots. Ideal for margins of pond area. Traps small insects which larger Dendrobatids will subsequently pick off the sticky leaves. Only for larger species - not ideal for thumbnail species. Unpotted
plantlets: £2.99
Monkey pitcher plant
Nepenthes alata
Vine-like plant produing small red and green pitchers which traps suitably small insects. Grows extremely well in the tropicla vivarium. £9.49
Mexican Butterwort
Pinguicula moranensis
Medium potted specimens. Ideal for margins of pond area. Traps small insects which Dendrobatids will subsequently pick off the sticky leaves. NOT dangerous to amphibians. Small immature plants bare rooted. £3.49
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White trumpet pitcher plant
Sarracenia leucophylla

Gorgeous choice species. Easy to maintain in the cool greenhouse, Requires rainwater and lots of insects!
2 or 3 year old specimens available: These are sent bare-rooted.
£5.49
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Yellow trumpet pitcher plant
Sarracenia flava

Easy grown attractive species. Easy to maintain in the cool greenhouse, Requires rainwater and lots of insects!
2 or 3 year old specimens available. These are sent bare-rooted.
£4.99


Climbers, Hanging Plants & Creepers
Species Description Price Guide
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Dartfrog Climber selection Our choice of 3 x climber species suitable for the vivarium. Price is for rooted cuttings and is inclusive of postage & packing (unless ordered with other items) £9.99
Amazonian vine
Cissus amazonica
Gorgeous climber superb for the medium - large vivarium with red stems and tendrils. Leaves are lance-shaped, with heart-shaped bases, green, gray & turquioise above, maroon beneath. Price is for a decent-sized rooted cutting.
Please allow 7 - 10 days for delivery

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£3.49
Begonia vine
Cissus discolor
So called because of its textured leaves. Otherwise as above, slender climber with red stems and tendrils. Leaves are ovate to lance-shaped, with heart-shaped bases, dark-green, zoned silver, gray, or pink above, and maroon beneath. Price is for a decent-sized rooted cutting.
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£3.99
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Creeing Lace Flower
Episcia dianthiflora
A vigorous epiphytic evergreen perennial from the tropical forests of Mexico to South America. Episcia is an attractive trailing plant requring high air humidity. Trailing stems can reach 50cm and the delicate white flowers are borne throughout the year in established plants. Supplied at rooted cuttings.
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£3.99
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Colombian creeping fig
Ficus ???
Rarely available vigorous small leaved species that forms a compact mat of bright green leaves. Superb for the tropical vivarium.
Supplied in 2 - 2½ inch pots.
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£8.49
Ecuador creeping fig
Ficus ???
This beautiful Ficus with its small, dark green rounded leaves is found in the rainforest of Ecuador where it is often epiphytic. It is excellent for the smaller rainforest vivarium.
Supplied in 2 - 2½ inch pots.
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£9.49
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Panamanian creeping fig
Ficus ???
This beautiful Ficus with its small, dark green elongate leaves is found in the rainforest of Panama where it is often epiphytic. It is excellent for the smaller rainforest vivarium.
Supplied in 2 - 2½ inch pots.
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£7.99
Mountain creeping fig
Ficus quercifolia
Superb plant that forms a lush green backdrop. Slower growing (less invasive) than the species below and prefer much wetter conditions.
Very dense growth. 3 - 3½" potted plant
£7.99
Creeping Fig
Ficus pumila
Superb plant that forms a lush green backdrop. Quickly covers coco panel, fern root panel or cork bark. Available as either 3 x rooted cuttings (aerial/stem roots - the cutting needs placing in water or retaining in its plastic growing puch until the roots are fully formed - usually withing 7 - 10 days) or grown-on potted plants. £3.99

Creeping Fig
Ficus pumila 'sunny white'

Superb variegated plant that forms a green & white backdrop. Quickly covers coco panel or cork bark.
Price is for an established plant in a 4 " pot
£3.49
Trailing fig
Ficus sagittata
Fast growing, large leaf Ficus from Asia that produces thin, vine-like stems. Excellent for the medium to large-szied vivarium.
3 - 3½" potted plant
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£8.49
Guatemala climber
Unknown species
Cultivated from cuttings collected in Guatemala, this unsual climbing/creeping species looks like a superb specimen for the vivarium with tight, compact growth. Never seen available in the UK before. Price is for a rooted cutting.
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£4.99
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Maidenhair or Wire Vine
Muehlenbeckia complexa
Rarely available vigorous climber or bush in the wild but with constant trimmings it remains compact in the vivarium. Can withstand a fair degree of moisture as well as relatively dry conditions. Supplied in a small pots.
£5.99
Guatemala Liana plant
Marcgravia species
Rarely available epiphytic climber that produces very compressed dark green leaves. This species is from Guatemala where it commonly occurs in low lit tropical forests. The rounded leaves that cling tightly to liana, vivaria background and other woods. Also epiphytic. Limited availability. Price is for a small, rooted cutting.
£3.99
Liana plant
Marcgravia species
Rarely available epiphytic climber that produces attractive yellow or red flowers. The oval-shaped leaves are a bright green with reddish underside. This species is from Costa Rica and Panama where it commonly occurs in low lit dartfrog-inhabited forests. Limited availability. A must have for any dart frog set up. Small potted specimens available.
Pot:
£11.99
Peru Liana plant
Marcgravia species
Rarely available epiphytic climber that produces attractive yellow or red flowers. This species is from Peru where it commonly occurs in low lit dartfrog-inhabited forests. Differs from above species as it has smaller leaves which possess white striations through the edges. The colour of the foliage is also a blue-green. Limited availability. A must have for any dart frog set up.
£11.99
Watermelon Pellonia
Pellonia repens
Vigorous climbing or trailing plant with lovely patternred slightly succulent leaves and stems. Easily grown and attractive climber that soon provides a thick backdrop. Price is for a small unrooted or rooted cuttings (unrooted root extremely quickly).
£2.99
Button peperomia
Peperomia prostrata
A rare, neat little creeping epiphyte with small round button-sized succulent leaves of deep green, with a pattern of silver blotches and clear ‘windows’. Superb epiphyte that thrives in the tropical vivarium. Supplied in pots.
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£6.99
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Radiator plant
Peperomia rotundifolia
A creeping perennial from tropical South America, it grows up to 20cm tall. A small fleshy epiphyte with very fine stems growing between moss on trees and branches. Supplied as a small pot.
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£5.99
Costa Rica heartleaf Plant
Philodendron spec.
Superb but not invasive climber from the jungles of Peru. Grows superbly in the vivarium and has a smaller leaf than P.scandens so suited to the smaller vivarium. Rarely offered in the UK
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£9.99
Peruvian heartleaf Plant
Philodendron spec.
Superb but not invasive climber from the jungles of Peru. Grows superbly in the vivarium and has a smaller leaf than P.scandens so suited to the smaller vivarium. Small rooted cuttings and pots.
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Cutting :
£4.99
Pot :
£9.99
Amazonian Cut-leaf Plant
Philodendron laciniatum.
From the jungles of French Guyana, this tall growing epiphyte is also known as P.pedatum, P.amazonica and various other synonyms. Given space the leaves have a span of over 20cm but will stay smaller in small dartfrog viviaria. Easy to propagate and grow.
Please allow 7 - 10 days for delivery
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£8.99
Variegated heartleaf Plant
Philodendron lisemannii
Superb quck growing Amazonian climber. Grows superbly in the vivarium and has a smaller leaf than P.scandens so suited to the smaller vivarium if kept trimmed. Supply as small rooted cutting.
£4.99
Black-gold heartleaf Plant
Philodendron melanochrysum
Superb quck growing Amazonian climber. Grows superbly in the vivarium and has a smaller leaf than P.scandens so suited to the smaller vivarium. The dark leaves have a velvety texture. Supply as small rooted cutting.
£4.99
Heartleaf Plant
Philodendron scandens
A true tropical climber - we saw these everywhere in the jungles of
Panama and usually in the vicinity of dart frogs. Large rooted cuttings or pot.
Rooted cutting:
£2.99
Pot:
£6.99
Heartleaf Plant
Philodendron scandens Brazil
As above but possesses a plae yellow libe through the centre of the leaf and sometimes around the edge. Supply as small rooted cutting. or potted plant. Rooted cutting:
£4.99
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Pot:
£8.99

Pothos
Scindapsus pictus

Easily grown, superb white and green climber with strong stems and leaves. Available as mature plants in a hanging pot or as rooted cuttings. Rooted cutting £2.49
Large Pot
£7.99
Silver Pothos/Vine
Scindapsus (Epipremnum) pictus argyraeus

Slower growing but exceptionally attractive plant with green lieaves flecked with silver speckles. Ideal for the smaller to medium sized vivarium.

Rooted cutting
£3.99
Small Pot
£5.99
Goosefoot Plant
Syngonium species

Lovely climber with attractive leaves. Quite vigorous once it gets going and need regular pruning.

Rooted cutting
£2.49
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Pot
£4.99
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Silver Arrowhead Plant
Syngonium wendlandii

Another vigorous attractive climber with deep green leaves witha silvery centre. Very vigorous once it gets going and need regular pruning. Price is for a rooted cutting. £3.49

Inch Plant
Tradescantia fluminensis

Easily grown, attractive plant that either creeps up a cork or coco panel backdrop or hangs down to provide cover. This the small leaf variety so-called because it can grown up to an inch (25mm) per day. Pinch the new shoots regularly to provide a wonderfully lush backdrop.. Price is for 2 x unrooted cuttings (just push into soil or place stem in water and they will root in 5 - 7 days) £2.49

Purple Wandering Jew
Tradescantia fluminensis tricolor

Easily grown, attractive plant that either creeps up a cork or coco panel backdrop or hangs down to provide cover. This the purple variegated variety. Price is for 2 x large unrooted cuttings (just push into soil or place stem in water and they will root in 5 - 7 days) £1.99

Variegated Wandering Jew
Tradescantia albiflora

Easily grown, attractive plant that either creeps up a cork or coco panel backdrop or hangs down to provide cover. This a white and green variegated variety. Price is for 2 x large unrooted cuttings (just push into soil or place stem in water and they will root in 5 - 7 days) £1.99


Ferns

 

Species Description Price Guide
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Dartfrog Fern selection Our choice of 3 x fern species suitable for the vivarium. Each type will be a fully rooted plant. Price is inclusive of postage & packing (unless ordered with other items) £16.99

Bird's Nest Fern
Anemia millefolia

A very fine-fronded fragile-looking beauty from Central and South America where it inhabits tropical rainforests and is often epiphytic. It is also called Coptophyllum millefolium. Sold in 3 - 4"pots. £6.99
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East Indian Holly Fern
Arachnoides aristata 'Variegata'

A wonderful variegated, evergreen fern with unusual, glossy, open fronds that have an almost plastic sheen to them. A prominent wide streak of yellow runs down the center of each frond. Stays quite low growing. As the name suggests it comes from the sub-tropics of eastern India. £5.99
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Mother Fern
Asplenium daucifolium

An impressive terrestrial fern with fine, pinnate leaves from which are produced small plants. These drop off and root in the soil below. Superb vivarium plant £6.99

Filigree Fern
Asplenium dimorphum

Very similar to Asplenium daucifolium but the fronds are even finer. An impressive terrestrial fern with fine, pinnate leaves from which are produced small plants. These drop off and root in the soil below. Superb vivarium plant. £6.99

Lesser Tongue Fern
Asplenium antiquum

A small, compact gem. Ground dweller. Beautiful long tongue-like leaves. Rarely offered, ideal for small or large vivaria. Supplied in 3" pot. £4.99

Bird's Nest Fern
Asplenium nidus

An impressive terrestrial fern with a rosette of large tongue-like leave which stand erect. Frogs enjoy rest on these leaves. Established plants. £4.99

Lady Fern
Athyrium spicatum

Beautiful plants with small bushy fronds forming a compact mound. Equally suited to tropical or cool terraria and thrives in moist conditions. £5.99

Narrow strap fern
Campyloneurum angustifolium

A medium-sized fern with creeping rhizomes and long, narrow leaves. Occurs throughout the American subtropical and tropics and is essentially an epiphyte but can be grown terrestrially. Required medium light and the roots need to be kept moist or semi-moist.

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£8.99
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Antennae fern
Doryopteris cordata

Beautiful fern with fleshy (liverwort-like) leaves that forms a tight compact mound and grows well in moist conditions. Available to order (allow up to 5 days for any order with this plant included) £6.99

Heart fern
Hemionitis artolia

An excellent, attractive, small fern that is hardy for terrariums. It prefers neutral to slightly alkaline soil and should be kept slightly on the dry side, warm and brightly lit. Small plantlets will appear at the base of mature leaves. Native to S.E. Asia. £6.99

Squirrel-foot Fern
Davallia trichomanoides

This species is epiphytic in the wild. It is a medium-sized species in the vivarium preferring acid soil, but relatively easy to grow. Also grows well when planted in holes drilled into liana. We offer mature potted plants. £4.99
  Crocodile fern
Microsorum musifolium 'crocodyllus'

Superb South African species that is both drought and heat tolerant but also thrives under humid conditions (but does not like wet roots). The bright elongate leaves possess a reptilian like pattern.

£6.99
Java fern
Microsorum pteropus

An aquatic fern from southeast Asia. Superb for paludaria or vivaria with a relatively deep (6cm+) water area. Attains a height 10 -35cm, diameter of 8-18cm, prefers mid - high lighting and temperatures between 15 and 30ºC. Very easy to grow. Price is for a bare-rooted plant .

£4.99
Creeping or Embossed fern
Microsorum scolopendria

Superb African creeping species which sends out terrestrial rhizomes and can be grown epiphytically. One of the best vivarium ferns and thrives under warm humid conditions. In small pots.

£5.99
Epiphytic fern
Microsorum steerei

A beautiful short-leaved creeping sub-tropical/tropical species from Vietnam, South China & Taiwan. The leaves are a gorgeous blue-green and this species will grow either terrestrially or scale liana, branches and tree trunks securing itself with thick rhizomes. Can tolerate low-lighting conditions. Supplied in 3 - 4" pots.
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£8.99
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Boston Fern
Nephrolepis 'fluffy duffy'

Another lovely vivarium species with arching-spreading leaves,narrow fronds, fine-textured and with a very sharply pointed apex. Supplied in 2 or 3" pots.

£4.99

Minitaure B oston Fern
Nephrolepis 'mini'

Another lovely vivarium species with arching-spreading leaves,narrow fronds, fine-textured and with a very sharply pointed apex. Supplied in 2 " pots. This is a dwarf version of the above species and spreads rather than grows upward with a maximum height of around 4 - 5cm

£4.99
Temporarily
Out of Stock

Miniature epiphytic Fern
Nephrolepis marisa

A delicate looking small fern with intricate fronds and a lush green colour. Very compact, it does best in a warm, humid environment and is best attached to a liana, piece of mangrove or simialr wood or a side panel as it only has anchor roots that rot easi;y if plant in soil that is too wet, Difficult to find these days. Small plants offered

£5.99

Bear Paws Fern
Phlebodium aureum

This Fern will make your vivarium look just like a piece of rainforest. Suitable for medium to large vivaria (or small viv's with occasional trimming).

£5.99

Dwarf Staghorn fern
Platycerium ellisii

Much smaller staghorn fern species than the one above. Smooth rounded green fonds. Requires slightly drier situation so elevate this epiphytic fern on a branch, liana or attach to the back or side wall. £5.99

Liquorice Fern
Polypodium formosana

Similar tuberous root system to Phlebodium. Superb vivarium plant.
Looks like a miniature tree (around 12cm tall maximum)

£5.99
Temporarily
Out of Stock

Creeping button fern
Pyrrosia nummularifolia

A delightful small frond fern. The button-like leaves tend to clasp the substrate, and can cascade for some length. Hails from Borneo/Papua New Guinea these are supplied as small plants grown on a plate a tree fern.

£14.99
Malaysian creeping fern
Stenochlaena palustris
An unusual tropical fern from Malaysia and the Phillipines. It possesses rhizomes which creep along the forest floor or even up trees. Can give the vivarium a very tropical feel once established. Ideal for very wet, high humidity situations. £5.99
Temporarily
Out of Stock

Orchids

 


Species Description Price Guide
Order
Dartfrog Orchid selection Our choice of 3 x orchid species suitable for the vivarium. Each type will be a fully rooted bulb. price is inclusive of postage & packing (unless ordered with other items)

Please do not ask for certain types of plants to be included. Please purchase named plants separately
£29.99

Miniature epiphytic orchid
our choice

At the moment we are unable to obtain a constant supply of one particular species of orchid so we offer an unspecified type (at the time of ordering) and will send one from Angraeceum, Bulbophyllum, Dendrobium, Harella, Leptotes, Oncidium or Phaelonopsis. Invariably this will be an established plant mounted on EpiWeb, tree fern or other suitable mounting material or in a small pot. £11.99
Click here for a full list of the individual orchid species/cultivars we currently have available

Mosses, Club Mosses & Grasses

 

 

Species Description Price Guide
Order
Dartfrog Moss Selection
3 types of tropical moss (from sheet, pillow, Mayaca, liverwort, Kyoto, 2 x java, Selaginella and plate mosses - our choice) superb for the tropical dartfrog vivarium. Price is inclusive of postage.
RRP if purchased separately with postage is between £16.50 and £18.50
 £12.99
Epiweb Moss Mix

The mix consists of 60% ground sphagnum and 40% ground tropical mosses. We also add seeds of Peperomias, Begonias and Gesneriads to it. Usage instructions included.

It is sprinkled directly onto the EpiWeb and is for use with the IIS system

Available in 30g & 50g bags which gives a coverage of approximately 0.3 - 0.4m2 & 0.6 - 0.7m2 respectively.

30g bag:
£9.95

50g bag:
£14.95

Kyoto Moss Spores Packets of kyoto moss spores and full growing instructions. The spores will cover an area of 30 - 90cm² in a beautiful smooth, bright green carpet. Originally supplied for the bonsai trade we have found that it works extremely well in the dartfrog vivarium.

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£4.99

Tropical Sheet Moss

As sold by Black Jungle we now have very small quantities of this fast growing moss that creates a lush green covering only 0.5 - 1cm tall. It will quickly spread over substrate, wood and even the vivarium glass panels! Need moisture, good lighting and temperatures 70°F or above. Price is for a starter clump approximately 4cm x 4cm.
1 packet:
£3.49
2 packets:
£6.49
3 packets:
£8.49

Tropical Pillow Moss
Dicranum species

We are pleased to finally offer this much sought-after tropical moss, imported from the US. Not to be confused with the temperate pillow moss, this forms beautiful compact light green mounds and requires medium-light levels and high humidity. Requires temperatures above 68°F, preferably around 74°F to thrive.
Price is for a starter clump approximately 7cm x 7cm. Can either be planted immediately or small sections can be detached to start fresh clumps.
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£4.49
Jointed Rush
Juncus species
A small grass-like species that seems to do superbly in boggy situations forming compact clumps. Grows especially well around the fringes of water. Price is for a plug specimen.

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£3.49
Temporarily
Out of Stock
Spiral Rush
Juncus effesus spiralis
A tiny grass-like species that seems to do superbly in boggy situations forming compact clumps. This one has highly unsual spiralled stems. Grows especially well around the fringes of water. Price is for a 2" potted specimen.

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£4.99
Rope tasslefern
Huperzia (Lycopodium) carinatum

An ancient genus of over 900 species mainly occurring in montane tropics. This species hails from the tropics of Taiwan and has long, trailing stems with scale-like leaves. This branches profusely in time and makes an excellent addition to the tropical vivarium. Good-sized plants sold in 6cm pots. Can be grown epiphytically - just wrap roots in moss and attach to wood or the background.

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£14.99
Yellowstem Tasselfern
Huperzia (Lycopodium) phlegmaria

An ancient genus of over 900 species mainly occurring in montane tropics. This is an epiphytic species occurring in Madagasca and various Indian and Pacific Ocean islands. It has long, trailing bright green stems with pointed leaves that is reminiscent of the branches of a monkey-puzzle tree. This branches profusely in time and makes an excellent addition to the tropical vivarium. Good-sized plants sold in 6cm pots. Can be grown epiphytically - just wrap roots in moss and attach to wood or the background.

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£14.99
Rock Tasselfern
Huperzia (Lycopodium) squarrosum

An ancient genus of over 900 species mainly occurring in montane tropics. This widespread species is hails from the tropics of Africa, Australia, south Asia and Polynesia and has long, trailing stems with furry leaves. This branches profusely in time and makes an excellent addition to the tropical vivarium. Good-sized plants sold in 6cm pots. Can be grown epiphytically - just wrap roots in moss and attach to wood or the background.

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£14.99
Tropical Liverwort Moss
Marchantia sp.

This Peruvian species grows well on both moist areas and on the fringes of water A very beautiful and decorative plant for the tropical terrarium. Small clumps in limited quantities available.

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£5.49
Kyoto Dwarf Mondo Grass
(Ophiopogon japonica)
Superb compact grass species from Japan. Grows in most soild types and under most conditions but is best when it is warm and moist. Grows to around 6cm maximum. Lovely deep green slightly curved leaf blade and provides a fantastic vivarium plant. Price is for a small grass in a 2" pot but grows relatively quickly. Few Left. £5.99
Black Lilyturf
(Ophiopogon planiscapus nigrescens)
Unusual small grass species with strap-like narrow leaves which turn black when mature. taller species than the above. Grows to around 10 - 15cm tall. Tolerant of a wide range of conditions. Supplied in 2 or 3" pots. £5.99
Crystalwort
Riccia fluitans

This quick growing tropical moss grows on very moist strata to form a lush green carpet. Especially suitable for the paludarium-style terrarium where is will clamber over moist wood and rocks. Small clumps in limited quantities available.
Allow 7 - 10 days for delivery

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£2.99

Floating Discus
Salvinia
natans

A small-leaved (20mm max) floating fern hailing from Asia and southern Europe. The attractive light green leaves are reminiscent of the Venus fly-trap but possess lots of hairs to increase flotation and water resistance. Grows quickly under good light in water or may even creep up onto very moist soils. Very atrractive. Supplied as 5 x rooted plants.
Allow 7 - 10 days for delivery

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£2.29
Temporarily
Out of Stock

Meadow Spikemoss
Selaginella krauseriana

A mossy creeping or ascendant plants with simple, scale-like leaves on branching stems from which roots also arise. Belongs to the fern-family. Grows well in a moist but not sodden vivarium. Supplied in 3" pots.

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£3.99
 

Fan Spikemoss
Selaginella jori

A mossy creeping or ascendant plants with simple, scale-like leaves on branching stems from which roots also arise. Belongs to the fern-family. Grows well in a moist but not sodden vivarium. This one produces fan-like growth from which anchor roots appear giving a very authentic swamp/mangrove growth in miniature effect. Supplied in 4 " pots. Special Offer:
£3.49
Temporarily
Out of Stock

Surinam Spikemoss
Selaginella sp.

A mossy creeping or ascendant plants with simple, scale-like leaves on branching stems from which roots also arise. Belongs to the fern-family. Grows well in a moist but not sodden vivarium. This one produces upright fan-like growth in the form of large tendrils from which anchor roots appear giving a very authentic swamp/mangrove growth in miniature effect. Supplied in 4 " pots. Rare. £8.49

Peacock Spikemoss
Selaginella uncinata

A mossy creeping or ascendant plants with simple, scale-like leaves on branching stems from which roots also arise. This species does especially well in boggy/wet environments not tending to become leggy. Supplied as several rooted branches or in pots as established plants. Cuttings:
£2.49
Pot:
£5.99
Mind-Your-Own-Business
Soleirolia (Helxine) soleirolii
Native to the Mediterranean (specifically Italy and its islands), this species grows well in moist humid vivaria and is a perfect carpeting plant for the base of the vivarium. The tiny compact leaves bear small white flowers and the growth is especially dense under good lighting and a well-drained soil. Available as established plants in 3 - 4" pots.
£4.99

Java Moss
Vesicularia dubyana

A moss that originates from Southeast Asia. This plant forms a green carpet varying in colour depending on light conditions. Using clumps attach the moss to moist rock, bogwood or slabs of tree fern root. As it becomes established it will attach itself to the item by means of root like structures known as hapterons. Small clumps are supplied. Single:
£2.19
3-pack:
£5.99


Foliage Plants

 



Species Description Price Guide
Order
Dartfrog Foliage Plant selection Our choice of 3 x foliage plants suitable for the vivarium. Each type will be a fully rooted or in a pot. price is inclusive of postage & packing (unless ordered with other items) £13.99
Anthurium mini

A specially cultivated miniature variety of a normally large plant. fantastic in the vivarium and produces either white, pink or red flowers. Supplied in 3" pots.

£5.99
Pearl Laceleaf
Anthurium scandens

Superb jungle plant from the Amazonian region. Unusual aerial roots allow it to live either terrestrially or as an epiphyte and very easy to take cuttings from. Sold as large cuttings or pots depending on availability.
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£9.99
Surinam Laceleaf
Anthurium species

Superb jungle plant from the the jungles of Surinam. Unusual aerial roots allow it to live either terrestrially or as an epiphyte and very easy to take cuttings from. Has larger, brighter green leaves than Anthurium scandens. Sold as large cuttings or pots depending on availability.
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£9.99
Tiger Begonia
Begonia bowerae

A super miniature species with fleshy leaves that grows superbly in the tropical vivarium and flowers freely. Supplied in 2" pots.
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£4.99
Fernleaf Begonia
Begonia foliosa

A delicate-looking (but ultimately vigorous growing) miniature leaf variety which over time offers curtains of tiny oval leaves, pendant flowers and assumes a vase like fountain outline of astounding elegance. Do not overwater so lift roots off the vivarium floor with some treefern or Epiweb.

£8.99
Silver Begonia
Begonia maculosa

A fanastic tall growing plant with fleshy stalk and large,pointed green leaves with lots of silver blotches. Grows superbly in the tropical vivarium and flowers freely. Supplied in small pots or as rooted cuttings.

£3.99
Creeping Begonia
Begonia schultzi

A fanastic plants with fleshy trailing dark green leaves. Grows superbly in the tropical vivarium and flowers freely. Supplied as cuttings or in 2 - 3 " pots.

Cutting:
£3.99
Pot:
£7.99
Temporarily
Out of Stock
Biophytum sensitivum

A delicate-looking, small growing shrub that resembles a small bushy palm. Very easy to grow and offers an attractive addition to the dartfrog vivarium. May take up to 2 weeks to be delivered.

£6.49
Miniature Prayer Plant
Calathea species

So called because the leaves stand upright during the night, becoming pendunculate during the day. This is a smaller plant than the related Maranta and has gloriously technicolored foliage and is suitable for the small large vivaria. Supplied as mature plants in 3" pots

£4.49
Temporarily
Out of Stock
Chirita
Chirita tamiana

Related to African violets but a lot less common in the horticultural world, this super little plant from Vietnam enjoys warm, humid and well-lit consitions where is will flower freely. The tubular lilac flowers are scented.
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£5.99
Croton
Codiaeum species

Colourful plants possessing multi-colored leaves of green, orange, yellow, red, pink and white. The leaves are principally the source of beauty in these plants. They grow vigorously and must be pruned in early spring. Plants supplied in 3½" - 4" pots.

£4.49
Spider plant
Chlorophytum laxum

Very easy species. Plant and watch it go. Forms nice clumps in the tropical vivarium but needs occasional pruning! Price is for a plantlet (unrooted but just push lightly into soil and they will root in days).

£1.99
Temporarily
Out of Stock
Compact dragon plant
Dracaena deremensis compacta

The dark green leaves are small and grow in tidy, compact profusion around the slow growing branches. Superb terrarium plant that grows slowly and dartfrog love to rest in between the foliage and some case lay their eggs on the smooth leaves.
Grows well under moist humid conditions but can withstand extended dry periods too.
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£4.99

Hemygraphis penata

Unusual, erect-leaved plant that grows in compact mounds and possesses attractive dark green, red and purple coloration. From southeast Asia, grows superbly in the humid tropical vivarium
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£6.99
Temporarily
Out of Stock

Snakeskin plant
Fittonia 'red'

Attractive, low growing plants with amazing red leaves possessing a snakeskin pattern. Thrives in a humid vivarium with medium lighting. The leaves enjoy abundant moisture/misting. £3.99

Snakeskin plant
Fittonia ''white'

Attractive, low growing plants with amazing pale leaves possessing a snakeskin pattern. Thrives in a humid vivarium with medium lighting. The leaves enjoy abundant moisture/misting. £3.49

Snakeskin plant
Fittonia argyroneura nana

Attractive, low growing plants with amazing green leaves possessing a snakeskin pattern. Thrives in a humid vivarium with medium lighting. The leaves enjoy abundant moisture/misting. Sold as rooted cutting. £3.49
Prayer Plant
Maranta species

So called because the leaves stand upright during the night, becoming pendunculate during the day. This plant has attractively marked foliage and is suitable for medium to large vivaria. Supplied as mature plants in 4" pots or as large rooted offsets. Pattern-type varies with whatever batch we have in stock.

£4.99
Sensitive Plant
Mimosa pudica

A delicate-looking, small growing creeping plant that is widespread in Central & South America. When disturbed it folds its leaves and the whole plant may collapse before recovering several minutes later. Very easy to grow and offers an attractive addition to the dartfrog vivarium. Large specimen plants availale to order (please allow up to 14 days for delivery)

£9.49
Temporarily
Out of Stock

Purple Peperomia
Peperomia caperata 'schumi'

Some of the Peperomias comes in attractive leaf textures and colours. This stunning var possesses purple leaves and cricnkly leaves. Dies not like cosntantly damp roots so raise off the vivarium base with tree fern or Epiweb. Like semi-shade and temperatures not exceeding 28°C £4.99
Temporarily
Out of Stock

Aluminium plant
Pilea cadierei

The Aluminum plant requires a lot of moisture and is hence excellent for the tropical vivarium. Keep them bushy by pinching terminal buds and renew them using cuttings. Superb as a backdrop to a vivarium. Rooted cuttings & pots available

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Rooted cutting:-
£2.99
Pot:-
£4.99

Mistletoe cactus
Rhipsalis (baccifera) cassuta

An epiphytic perennial succulent with hanging, variously formed stems. If it flowers they are followed by spherical, translucent berries. Originate from SE USA, South America, Sri Lanka and Tropical Africa. Prefers a partially shady location with a rich, well-drained soil and 75 - 90% humidity. Mist leaves frequently.
£4.49
Spathiphyllum
Spathiphyllum quatro

Attractive free flowering foliage plant with distinctive white flowers. Vigorous vivarium plant and can tolerate both retaively dry and moist conditions. Supplied in 4" pots.

£3.99



Dartfrog Plant Selections/Mixes

 

 


Species Description Price Guide
Order
Dartfrog Bromeliad selection Our choice of 3 x bromeliad species suitable for the vivarium. Price is is inclusive of postage & packing (unless ordered with other items).

Please do not ask for certain types of plants to be included. Please purchase named plants separately
£16.99
Dartfrog Bromeliad selection 2

Our choice of 6 x bromeliad species suitable for the vivarium. Price is is inclusive of postage & packing (unless ordered with other items)

Please do not ask for certain types of plants to be included. Please purchase named plants separately

£26.99
Dartfrog Climber selection Our choice of 3 x climber species suitable for the vivarium. Price is for rooted cuttings and is inclusive of postage & packing (unless ordered with other items)

Please do not ask for certain types of plants to be included. Please purchase named plants separately
£9.99
Dartfrog Fern selection Our choice of 3 x fern species suitable for the vivarium. Each type will be a fully rooted plant. Price is inclusive of postage & packing (unless ordered with other items)

Please do not ask for certain types of plants to be included. Please purchase named plants separately
£16.99
Dartfrog Orchid selection Our choice of 3 x orchid species suitable for the vivarium. Each type will be a fully rooted bulb. price is inclusive of postage & packing (unless ordered with other items)

Please do not ask for certain types of plants to be included. Please purchase named plants separately
£29.99
Dartfrog Foliage Plant selection Our choice of 3 x foliage plants suitable for the vivarium. Each type will be a fully rooted or in a pot. price is inclusive of postage & packing (unless ordered with other items)

Please do not ask for certain types of plants to be included. Please purchase named plants separately
£13.99
Dartfrog Vivarium Plant selection 1 Our selection of 4 x plants suitable for the sub-tropical/tropical vivarium. This will include at least 1 x bromeliad and 1 x fern & is inclusive of postage & packing (unless ordered with other items)

Please do not ask for certain types of plants to be included. Please purchase named plants separately
£14.99
Dartfrog Vivarium Plant selection 2 Our selection of 6 x plants suitable for the sub-tropical/tropical vivarium. This will include at least 1 x bromeliad, 1 x fern & 1 x foliage plant & is inclusive of postage & packing (unless ordered with other items)

Please do not ask for certain types of plants to be included. Please purchase named plants separately
£22.99
Dartfrog Moss Selection
3 types of tropical moss (from sheet, pillow, Mayaca, liverwort, Kyoto, 2 x java, Selaginella and plate mosses - our choice) superb for the tropical dartfrog vivarium. Price is inclusive of postage.
RRP if purchased separately with postage is between £16.50 and £18.50
 £12.99

 

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