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Plants for dish gardens




Jade forest in clay beads 04/16

Jade forest in clay beads 04/16

I saw a request for which types of plants are good for dish gardens recently. First decide if you wish to do a dry desert type dish garden or a tropical garden. Traditional dish gardens do not have drainage in the container. I usually provide some in mine.

Here are some commonly used dish garden plants that have worked well for many.

Wet:
Carnivorous plants
African Violets
Pothos
Podocarpus
Pittosporum
Pepperomia
Syngonium
Bromeliad
Croton
Pteris fern
Creeping Fig
Neanthe Bella palm

Dry:
Jade
Crassula
Kalanchoe
Sedum
Pilosocereus
Haworthia
Aloe
Cleistocactus
Sansevieria
Echeveria
Lithops
Graptopetalum

But the best thing to do is visit a nursery or two, look for small plants with similar growing needs.