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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/ #plants #vivarium #serpadesign
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SerpaDesign (2 months 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 (2 months 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 (2 months 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 (2 months 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!
Miranda Demers (8 days ago)
These are all gorgeous! Love this content! The video I’ve always wanted
Hobby Tymona (12 days ago)
put in this vivarium some snakes morelia spilota,vine snake,boa constrictor, and the best green tree python
indighoul (23 days ago)
Where do you get your plants from?
KCHstudio Phx (1 month ago)
So good, I wish I could, you're very helpful. Thanks
Matthew Gramz (1 month ago)
Where is the best place to purchase vivarium plants?
james bryan (2 months 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 (2 months 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 (2 months 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 (2 months 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 (2 months 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 (2 months ago)
3:04 yay!!
Vrep (2 months 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 (2 months ago)
I was waiting for a video like this! Thank you so much Mr. Serpa, it will be very helpful!
Shariah Ansari (2 months ago)
It's like I am already in a thriving jungle
iReece07 (2 months 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 (2 months ago)
Hey bud, great video! Question: Do you know if it would be safe to put carnivorous plants in a vivarium?
Lilith et ses squamates (2 months ago)
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 (2 months ago)
What part of pa are you in? I’m in the Wilkes Barre Scranton area
Forever Jim (2 months 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 (2 months ago)
Ever gonna try a blackwater tank? It gives a really natural look, and it's just great in general.
Saprijal Arjal (2 months ago)
It's so beautiful man! 👏
Tae 24 se7en (2 months ago)
Love your vids bruh, keep up the good work✊🏽
Kari Quite Contrary (2 months ago)
I love your videos, so much inspiration! You should do live streams!
MaKayla Morris (2 months ago)
I really appreciate this video!
BassetLuv4Life (2 months 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 (2 months ago)
Amazing vid and such a great resource! I will definitely be cataloging it in a playlist!
Luis Rodriguez (2 months ago)
SerpaDesing what lights donyou recommend to grow plants on a vivarium?? Thanks
Chris Bishop (2 months 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 (2 months 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 (2 months 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 (2 months ago)
Put animals on your vivarium
Isaiah Flores (2 months ago)
You should get lygodactylus Williamsi
Kathy Macomber (2 months ago)
Looks great
Elaphae (2 months 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 (2 months ago)
What specifically do you want to know about the peperomias?
turnip sucks (2 months 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 (2 months ago)
SerpaDesign (2 months 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 (2 months ago)
Make another How to terrarium ( doesnt cost any money )
Raphael Nonato (2 months ago)
How to utilize pothos plant or money plant?
SerpaDesign (2 months 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.
Nitty Gritty (2 months ago)
Naerwyn (2 months ago)
Thanks! There were a lot of plants that I didn't know the names of!
FrankFactor (2 months 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 (2 months ago)
How long did the edits take!? Thanks for doing this, I really enjoyed it.
Planted Element (2 months 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 (2 months 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 (2 months ago)
Do you ever think you will get to the point where you would consider selling plants online?
Zaku186 (2 months ago)
+SerpaDesign Well i look forward to seeing what you have going. you do awesome work man.
SerpaDesign (2 months ago)
Perhaps. I have some big plans in the works, but who knows when they will come to fruition.
Andypandy Playz8426 (2 months 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 (2 months ago)
NOxxieKaye (2 months ago)
The moss balls are so cute
Casey Brown (2 months 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 (2 months 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 (2 months ago)
I think my favorite is the pillow moss 🥰
AquaMoment (2 months ago)
now I can buy some plants at the Vivarium fair in Holland! thnx alot for showing the names!!
Anita Lee-Yu (2 months ago)
nvdl. (2 months 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 (2 months ago)
The greenery with the music you chose was meditative. Very nice video.
The Sweet Escape (2 months ago)
Awesomeness 101
Daniel Huber (2 months ago)
I love that black shield plant for sure...
Johnfloyd man77 (2 months 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 (2 months ago)
thanks tanner. carmine p.
Excelente vídeo. Enhorabuena
VEOE9 (2 months 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 (2 months 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 (2 months 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 (2 months 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 (2 months 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_ (2 months ago)
If there was only a Pokedex for plants...
Curtis Powers (2 months ago)
You are a plant extremist I love it Frogs would love that 180g
SerpaDesign (2 months ago)
Haha! They'll be added soon enough.
iflingapileofpoo (2 months 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 (2 months ago)
They are getting some nice colors rights?!
That 180 plywood terrarium is my dream who else actually wants to live in it 😂
6Student Hanger Hall (2 months ago)
Great video! I bet this took you a while!
6Student Hanger Hall (2 months ago)
+SerpaDesign It looks amazing though :)
SerpaDesign (2 months ago)
Way longer than I thought it would!
Kenneth Young (2 months 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 (2 months ago)
+SerpaDesign thank you.
SerpaDesign (2 months ago)
Pothos, wadering jew (zebra or purple heart) and bromeliads all day. Others like syngonium and cryptanthus can work as well.
Squid Fry (2 months ago)
I would love to see set-uo based care guides in the future!
Marcus Smeekes (2 months 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 (2 months ago)
I didn't put that into consideration. I will keep that in consideration moving forward.
Steve Rick (2 months ago)
Are there any good websites you'd recommend to buy plants online?
Anton Stroms (2 months ago)
+SerpaDesign OOOOO thank you! I've been trying to find decent online horticultural suppliers and I've been totally out of luck. This is exactly the question/answer I've been looking for!
SerpaDesign (2 months ago)
I often get plants from glasshouseworks and h2oplants. That said, I also blackjungle, joshsfrogs and ebay as well.
George Calderon (2 months ago)
I'm speechless amazing work ,,,,,, double high 5🙌
ikerrilove (2 months 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 (2 months 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 (2 months ago)
So mive plants
lambda (2 months ago)
All your setups are so stunning! Hopefully I can get back into the hobby someday
Poppy (2 months ago)
Early! Are any of these dangerous to ball pythons? 💕🌱
SerpaDesign (2 months 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 (2 months ago)
Is it possible to build a paludarium/vivarium/etc. without using springtails? Can you use some sort of isopod or other critters?
SerpaDesign (2 months 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 (2 months ago)
Yes, isopods work great too. Just make sure they have something to eat.
Kasero (2 months 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 (2 months 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 (2 months ago)
First to comment 😊and by the way great plants
Justice Countryman (2 months ago)
No your not!! Your 3 minutes late.
WONDERSHEEP1707 (2 months 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 (2 months 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 (2 months 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.
ArcPanda Gamez223 (2 months 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 (2 months 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.
ArcPanda Gamez223 (2 months ago)
Thnx I’m going to make a pill bug terrarium in my ten gallon
SerpaDesign (2 months ago)
I'd probably go larger than a 10g, but I will definitely do something with crayfish in the future.
R P (2 months ago)
That’s a lot of plants
Nixusy (2 months ago)
So many plants!
Christopher Powell (2 months ago)
Hey Tanner love ur vids PS FIRST!
WONDERSHEEP1707 (2 months ago)
Justice Countryman (2 months ago)
Nixusy (2 months ago)
ArcPanda Gamez223 (2 months ago)
First comment
ArcPanda Gamez223 (2 months ago)
Yes I was first not first view first to comment
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