We offer terrarium plants loose, potted, tissue-cultured, and in tubes. Tropical waters and wetland bogs are biodiverse environments where plants play a key role in sustaining ecosystems that feature impressive fish, reptiles, amphibians, and more. No less remarkable than the fauna is the plants in these environments which encompass many types from surface-covering vegetation to submerged oxygenators. At Complete Aquatic Systems, we cultivate plants for tropical and bog vivariums (a.k.a. paludariums).
Ophiopogon japonica ‘Kyoto’
Ophiopogon japonica is an ornamental grass from Japan. Its short, dark green recurving foliage grows in dense mats, making it perfect for use as a groundcover or as a border in a terrarium. Ophiopogon japonicus ‘Kyoto’ is frequently sold as “mondo grass” or “monkey grass.” It is often used as an accent plant for bonsai, as texture in a garden, or simply as a single potted plant.
|Sсіеntіfіс nаmе:||Ophiopogon japonica|
|Other name(s):||Mondo grass, monkey grass|
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|Lighting (PAR):||Partial to full sun|
|Substrate:||Enriched, moist, well-drained soil|
|Ideal placement:||Ground cover, border|
About Ophiopogon japonica
Ophiopogon japonicus ‘Kyoto’ is a fantastic plant for creative terrarium keepers, as it can be used in many ways, including the creation of geometric plant patterns, the growth of small or large clumps, or as a mat. In hot regions, the plant should be sheltered from intense afternoon sun. Regardless of region, it should ideally be grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soil.
The plant naturally sends out underground stems, or it can be propagated manually through division. Dig up a well-established clump, and divide it by hand or with a blade. Place the clumps where you want them to grow, and then water them thoroughly and regularly for a few weeks until they take root.
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