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Most of you probably know that I am obsessed with plants! If you don't, then maybe you should check out this video: https://youtu.be/TTLdnBvB0p8 Plants are just so fun and rewarding! As such I've amassed a pretty decent collection over the years. In this video I'll show you a portion of my collection (123 completely different plants). Originally I intended to catalog everything, but I ran out of time and I'm pleased with where we ended up in the video. Perhaps in the future I will break down each setup individually and go into detail about caring for the plants based on the setup, etc. A lot of you have asked for individual care guides as well, but I'm not sure I'll ever do that. I do have plans for something similar and better (in the future). Like I said in the video, it all comes down to the application of research through hands on experience. I used to be quite the brown thumb, but after years of practice and patience, I've developed husbandry techniques that work well for me and the types of plants that I keep. Anyways, check out this video, enjoy the plants and get inspired to get more plants of own! If you have any comments, suggestions or questions, leave them down in the comments! For additional content like this, photos of my terrariums and animals, projects sneak peeks and more, follow me on Instagram @SerpaDesign. https://www.instagram.com/serpadesign/
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SerpaDesign (24 days ago)
If you have a question about specific plants in this video, let me know in the comments. I have to catch up on comments some time this weekend, so I should get to them fairly soon. Enjoy!
DeAnna Walker (3 days ago)
I'm so ridiculously jealous of your collection! In the future, could we please get direct links to the sites you mention in your videos down in the description? It would be hugely appreciated!
IAmGeeSnap (21 days ago)
Calathea leopardina is one of my favorites but i can never keep them alive... you have the GREENEST thumb ever!!! your rattlesnake Calathea lancifolia made me smile.
C Keene (24 days ago)
SerpaDesign, could you list the lights that you use over each enclosure, please? And, thank you for teaching all of us out here! You’ve been quite inspiring for me the last year & I appreciate you!
james bryan (2 days ago)
You are absolutely THE MAN. I wish I was your neighbor or something. I would be there constantly gazing into your amazing created worlds. I learn so much from your posts and thank you so much. I have recently become addicted starting my 5th viv this week. Keep up the good work. Thanks again !
William Bennett (7 days ago)
I was curious on how you grown the aquatic plants terrestrial. I am a reptile keeper at the sacaramento zoo, and have some aquatic plants that I would love to grow terrestrial in some of my amphibians exhibits. Keep up the good work.
Scott Meyer (7 days ago)
"Subwassertang" is a misspelling of the German Süsswassertang, which means "fresh water seawead," even thought the plant is actually a fern and not a seaweed. The mistake comes from the German double s, which is written as ß sometimes and superficially looks like an English capital B.
Zach Miller (10 days ago)
I didn’t realize you’re from Pittsburgh. From one Yinzer to another hello! I love working on bioactive enclosures and enjoy your videos.
Blue Waters (12 days ago)
I saw the tour LRB did with you, premiering a few days ago. Very nice! Your videos flow. Mellow I’m going to find your video with the instructional on Wondering Jew in and out of water. 👊🏼 It’s the only “house plant” I own that is above water.
My Green Pets (14 days ago)
3:04 yay!!
Vrep (15 days ago)
I just bought a terrarium and want to add plants to it. This terrarium will be hand sprayed has the possibility of being ventilated. However there is no drainage system in the glass terrarium and im not sure if i should risk drilling in the glass to add one. What do you recommend? (eventually i would like to add animals to the terrarium)
Zeber (15 days ago)
I was waiting for a video like this! Thank you so much Mr. Serpa, it will be very helpful!
Shariah Ansari (16 days ago)
It's like I am already in a thriving jungle
iReece07 (17 days ago)
Yo tanner, loving your videos. I've been building terrariums from watching your videos and thoroughly enjoying it. I have a few plants that I'm using to propagate the terrariums while I learn how to build them. Do you suggest these are kept in closed plastic containers to stay constantly moist?
kanook (17 days ago)
Hey bud, great video! Question: Do you know if it would be safe to put carnivorous plants in a vivarium?
Hi Tanner! Long term fan here, watched a lot of your videos. Actually inspired me to start creating terrariums, I now have 2 that are bioactive with their own occupants! I also have 2 moss propagation bins that I harvested end of summer and I'm caring for 2 species of isopods and 2 species of springtails <3 Anyway, I meant to ask you something about plants, of course. I've been thinking of turning to aquatic plants for my terrariums for some time now, and I wouldn't plant them right away, so I'd like to "store" them somehow in the meantime. Do they need to be in water and if so, are there any important parameters to respect (temp, hardness, ammonia, etc)? And what lighting would you recommend? (I think a general video on lighting is something that would be very appreciated). Thank you so much for what you're doing, bless you!
Brad Burns (20 days ago)
What part of pa are you in? I’m in the Wilkes Barre Scranton area
Forever Jim (20 days ago)
Another great video. I was just wondering if u saw Cody'slab new terrirum building video. It's in a huge bottle, but he got all sciencey and made it boring. It had no good hardscape and I kept judging it by the high standards I see on your channel. I prob couldn't do any better but I just thought it was funny.
The Spiritual Fish Lad (20 days ago)
Ever gonna try a blackwater tank? It gives a really natural look, and it's just great in general.
Saprijal Arjal (21 days ago)
It's so beautiful man! 👏
Tae 24 se7en (21 days ago)
Love your vids bruh, keep up the good work✊🏽
Kari Quite Contrary (22 days ago)
I love your videos, so much inspiration! You should do live streams!
MaKayla Morris (22 days ago)
I really appreciate this video!
BassetLuv4Life (22 days ago)
Wow! Only 1 minute in, and what an amazing video. Thanks so much for putting this together! Keep up the great work Tanner. ✌🏼🌿
L.R.Bretz's Aquatics (22 days ago)
Amazing vid and such a great resource! I will definitely be cataloging it in a playlist!
Luis Rodriguez (22 days ago)
SerpaDesing what lights donyou recommend to grow plants on a vivarium?? Thanks
Chris Bishop (22 days ago)
Yo tanner, this video wasnt exciting but super informative. If you ever want to come to the uk ill personally take you around kew gardens. I don't know if you know it but its basically the hub for British horticulture. I think youll really enjoy it. Hit me up if you're interested.
Ben Vowels (22 days ago)
Hey Tanner! Loved this video! One thing I've been curious about that we haven't really gotten to see is the stock pond under your storage rack. I think it's really interesting and would be even more interested to see how it was set up, what's living in it (flora and fauna), advantages of a stock pond over a large aquarium, how much it cost to set up, etc. Looking forward to your next video! Thanks!
Luke Heuer (22 days ago)
I’m havist trouble with finding all these plants in the netherlands, i currently have 43 different species in met house, but i’d love to get more!
Moi Vainer (22 days ago)
Put animals on your vivarium
Isaiah (23 days ago)
You should get lygodactylus Williamsi
Kathy Macomber (23 days ago)
Looks great
Elaphae (23 days ago)
Lots of information in this video. I would like to know more about how you are growing the Peperomias. I have a few but conditions here are quite different. (S W Florida). I ha 've access to plenty of legal to take mangroves, maybe we can arrange some trades in the future.
SerpaDesign (22 days ago)
What specifically do you want to know about the peperomias?
turnip sucks (23 days ago)
Bucephalndra deep purple. Then again, I have been partial to the Bucephalandra plant family as of late. An aquatic plant that flowers! Easy choice. I currently have three varieties so far. I'm going to try and not buy more, but there seems to be so many nice varieties.
Happy House Plants (23 days ago)
SerpaDesign (22 days ago)
Thanks! Sometimes as a creator you get so caught up in the work and forget how it's going to translate to the viewer. Others have commented this same thing, so it's definitely something I'll have to change moving forward.
Ray Benedict Susanto (23 days ago)
Make another How to terrarium ( doesnt cost any money )
Raphael Nonato (23 days ago)
How to utilize pothos plant or money plant?
SerpaDesign (22 days ago)
The question is how not to use pothos! It has sooo many applications. As for the money plant, it's great in vivariums or has a house plant.
Marianne Johnson (23 days ago)
Naerwyn (23 days ago)
Thanks! There were a lot of plants that I didn't know the names of!
fred166gac (23 days ago)
Great video! You have previously inspired me to create a vivarium for my Anole. This video is perfect timing as I am ready to start purchasing plants. Love your projects and your video production is fantastic for a one man show. Appreaciate all the work to give us great content. Keep up the great work.
Planted Element (23 days ago)
How long did the edits take!? Thanks for doing this, I really enjoyed it.
Planted Element (22 days ago)
+SerpaDesign 🙏 😮 🐐 well then, I can't say thank you, enough! Really, you always have very high quality vids, and now I know why.
SerpaDesign (22 days ago)
I started editing at 5am and finished at 2am the next day with about 2 hours worth of breaks in between. So I'd say roughly 19 hours on edit, plus about 4-5 to film. To think I thought this would be a quick edit! I'm glad you enjoyed the video though.
Zaku186 (23 days ago)
Do you ever think you will get to the point where you would consider selling plants online?
Zaku186 (22 days ago)
+SerpaDesign Well i look forward to seeing what you have going. you do awesome work man.
SerpaDesign (22 days ago)
Perhaps. I have some big plans in the works, but who knows when they will come to fruition.
Andypandy Playz8426 (23 days ago)
I love your videos!! I have a 10 gallon aquarium and i used the way you design aquariums to inspire mine lol. Keep up the amazing content
Robert Brown (23 days ago)
NOxxieKaye (23 days ago)
The moss balls are so cute
Casey Brown (23 days ago)
No voiceover for the plant names? Don't want to get teased for your pronunciation (which is irrelevant for a dead language anyway)? 😂💚 Just teasing, thanks for the highlight of your wonderful plants!
SerpaDesign (22 days ago)
Lol! I just thought it would get annoying to hear names over and over again. This video was intended to be more for visuals if anything. Pillow moss is a good one for sure.
Casey Brown (23 days ago)
I think my favorite is the pillow moss 🥰
AquaMoment (23 days ago)
now I can buy some plants at the Vivarium fair in Holland! thnx alot for showing the names!!
Anita Lee-Yu (23 days ago)
xd nickvanders (23 days ago)
I’m looking forward to your future archerfish and mangrove tank! I’ve been searching for someone to do a proper setup for them, and you are just the person! And I know that you’re working on it, CANT WAIT!!!
Marna Lister (23 days ago)
The greenery with the music you chose was meditative. Very nice video.
The Sweet Escape (23 days ago)
Awesomeness 101
Daniel Huber (23 days ago)
I love that black shield plant for sure...
Johnfloyd man77 (23 days ago)
Great information thanks , if I had to choose a favourite plant species it would be the mosses . It is like a micro world .🌱🌿
CARMINE PETRACCA (23 days ago)
thanks tanner. carmine p.
Excelente vídeo. Enhorabuena
VEOE9 (23 days ago)
It's so nice to see your enclosures very up close. Something in my mind was saying, "finally". lol Basically meaning that I could seriously watch this for hours! My nerves say thank you for another satisfying and calming video as well as it being informative as usual! As always, I can't wait for more videos.
VEOE9 (22 days ago)
Your commentary is very informative and the flow of your videos is very calming so both together make for great videos. Really, I wouldn't mind you explaining and naming each plant but either way every videos has it's Tanner seal. Hahaha. I do like to hear the person's voice I'm learning from but still you do it how you see fit. I know you want to be in touch with your viewers but others have to understand that they as well need to be in touch with your methods. Either way though, I very much appreciate your work! :D
SerpaDesign (22 days ago)
Awesome I'm glad that you enjoyed it! It was originally going to be much longer than this, but I decided to keep it shorter. Perhaps I will do other videos someday which highlight the setups, but without my commentary.
dentednj (23 days ago)
I'm wondering if you hand mist some kind of mild organic fertilizer on any of the plants or spot fertilize those that are not growing robustly or are in shade most of the time. My favs in the 1st tank are the 2 that grow like lily pads Pilea peperomonia and peperomilia campylotropa (hard to get spelling when the words are in lower corners and covered when I pause the video) I love how the Pteris cretia 'Mayii' looks like a prehistoric plant. The Alocasia 'Bambino Arrow' is the focal point of the tank and amazing looking. The only Syngonium I like is the mini pixie. Otherwise in general they seem to be large awkward leaves in the way of other plants. Yet begonias have similar size and shaped leaves and I like them so maybe it's just the look of Syngonium that I'm not partial to. I also love the Salaginella umbrosa because it is so wildly red! This tank is absolutely gorgeous and doesn't seem to need another plant but knock yourself out! ps I'm still wondering if you'd sell me some springtails for my new terrariums. I plan on many more so would culture them after this start. I found them online but the shipping $ is high and I just can't spend it for such a small simple item.
SerpaDesign (22 days ago)
Thanks for the comments! As for fertilization, I just let the vivariums fertilize themselves through the decomposition of organics (leaf litter, dead sections of plants, animal waste, etc). As for springtails, the shipping has to be high so that they arrive alive. Same goes for other animals as well. Unfortunately I doubt that I would be able to offer them to you shipping less than what others offer.
_Paws_ (24 days ago)
If there was only a Pokedex for plants...
Curtis Powers (24 days ago)
You are a plant extremist I love it Frogs would love that 180g
SerpaDesign (22 days ago)
Haha! They'll be added soon enough.
iflingapileofpoo (24 days ago)
LOVE this video!!! 😊☀️🌱🦐🐾 I cant pick a favorite plant, they’re all awesome! BUT if I have to choose just one it would be the Cryptanthus ‘Ruby’
SerpaDesign (22 days ago)
They are getting some nice colors rights?!
Nick Gorecki (24 days ago)
That 180 plywood terrarium is my dream who else actually wants to live in it 😂
6Student Hanger Hall (24 days ago)
Great video! I bet this took you a while!
6Student Hanger Hall (22 days ago)
+SerpaDesign It looks amazing though :)
SerpaDesign (22 days ago)
Way longer than I thought it would!
Kenneth Young (24 days ago)
What would you recommend for a crested gecko enclosure? The best and easiest plants to care for and that he can use as well. Hiding ,support him etc!
Kenneth Young (22 days ago)
+SerpaDesign thank you.
SerpaDesign (22 days ago)
Pothos, wadering jew (zebra or purple heart) and bromeliads all day. Others like syngonium and cryptanthus can work as well.
Squid Fry (24 days ago)
I would love to see set-uo based care guides in the future!
Marcus Smeekes (24 days ago)
Nice of you to give us an overview of (almost) all your plants. It's quite helpful for me. It's just a little annoying that when I pause the video, the control buttons are obscuring the names.
SerpaDesign (22 days ago)
I didn't put that into consideration. I will keep that in consideration moving forward.
Steve Rick (24 days ago)
Are there any good websites you'd recommend to buy plants online?
SerpaDesign (22 days ago)
I often get plants from glasshouseworks and h2oplants. That said, I also blackjungle, joshsfrogs and ebay as well.
George Calderon (24 days ago)
I'm speechless amazing work ,,,,,, double high 5🙌
ikerrilove (24 days ago)
My favs are the mosses and the oak leaf vine. Can any of the plants be found in the wild around where you live? Other than the mosses of course. I'm using native plants, for now, to practice before I start doing larger projects with tropical plants or water plants. Hardly costs a thing and I can really learn about what all plants need before getting too specific :) Thanks again! <3
SerpaDesign (22 days ago)
All of the mosses from the first bin were collected from my area as well as the rattlesnake fern. Most plants in my area don't work well in these kinds of setups.
reach to 1k (24 days ago)
So mive plants
lambda (24 days ago)
All your setups are so stunning! Hopefully I can get back into the hobby someday
Poppy (24 days ago)
Early! Are any of these dangerous to ball pythons? 💕🌱
SerpaDesign (22 days ago)
I doubt that most of these could stand up to a ball python, but I don't think any of them are dangerous. Some could be if ingested, but I know a python won't be eating plants lol!
Cole Barton (24 days ago)
Is it possible to build a paludarium/vivarium/etc. without using springtails? Can you use some sort of isopod or other critters?
SerpaDesign (22 days ago)
I suppose it is, but they are really great at dealing with mold. If you're going to setup something like this, why wouldn't you want to get them?
Justice Countryman (24 days ago)
Yes, isopods work great too. Just make sure they have something to eat.
Kasero (24 days ago)
Added to my favourites, thanks for adding all the plant names in text! I'll be able to easily find what to buy now :) great video as always!
ikerrilove (24 days ago)
This is awesome Tanner :) Thanks so much for all you do, you and AntsCanada really have changed my life this summer and I just can't thank you enough for it <3
Beautiful !!!
Malsawmkima Tochhawng (24 days ago)
First to comment 😊and by the way great plants
Justice Countryman (24 days ago)
No your not!! Your 3 minutes late.
WONDERSHEEP1707 (24 days ago)
I need your help if you grow moss do you need to have springtails or is not necessary I watched your moss growing vid
WONDERSHEEP1707 (24 days ago)
+SerpaDesign oh ok thanks I'm getting the moss from my Garden can't find any places I can buy moss and I don't even know what type of moss it is
SerpaDesign (24 days ago)
No you don't, but if you end up with a mold outbreak it could kill the moss. Depending on where you obtain the moss they may show up on their own though.
Anatole Ware (24 days ago)
Sup tanner thanks for this I luv ur vids I’m subbed and have notifications on you should try to make a crayfish ten gallon tank
Mandie Riner (24 days ago)
I currently have a crayfish in a 10 gallon amd from experiance trust me when i say you do need a bigger tank. lol. I have a 20 long cycling now for her i also suggest a filter that has a large gallons per hour (at least a 150 GPH) This is what was suggested to me by someone on the fishkeeping amino. It makes since cause crayfish have a large bioload.
Anatole Ware (24 days ago)
Thnx I’m going to make a pill bug terrarium in my ten gallon
SerpaDesign (24 days ago)
I'd probably go larger than a 10g, but I will definitely do something with crayfish in the future.
R P (24 days ago)
That’s a lot of plants
Nixusy (24 days ago)
So many plants!
Christopher Powell (24 days ago)
Hey Tanner love ur vids PS FIRST!
WONDERSHEEP1707 (24 days ago)
Justice Countryman (24 days ago)
Nixusy (24 days ago)
Anatole Ware (24 days ago)
First comment
Anatole Ware (24 days ago)
Yes I was first not first view first to comment
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