The store is a thought-child of the blog In Search of Small Things , which features a library of around 350 plants that are in cultivation and suitable for the terrarium, as well as some that were solely observed insitu. There are articles on cultivation, various frog and fish species, and terrarium construction and design.
I have been selling terrarium plants for about five years, and in 2017 setup the webstore. My hope for the store interface is to make it easier for people to view and purchase plants, in addition to saving me time posting on multiple platforms. In the coming years, I hope to continue offering new species each season, with a focus on Ecuadorian and SE Asian Tropicals, and species Begonias with beautiful foliage.
This store is run by (me) Emily. I have been keeping amphibians and tropical plants since I was ten, and have always been fascinated by the small and wondrous, whether it be jumping spiders in my backyard or the ‘jewels of the rainforest’ (to quote Jerry G. Walls). I was born in upstate NY but now live in the PNW, and have been building my collection here for the past four years. The expression “moora moora” (slowly slowly, or, the way of the chameleon in Malagasy) has always resonated with me in regards to my approach and philosophy with living organisms, and watching a terrarium grow over time is one of my favorite aspects to this hobby.