What type of plants are the best for a veiled chameleon?

Discussion in 'Enclosures And Supplies' started by dsmc13, Aug 28, 2009.

  1. dsmc13

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    Hey everyone, so i am new to this forum and i just had simple question what is the best plant to use for a male juvenile/adult veiled chameleon? Which one is the best, like the one that wont die easily and is overall just the best for my chameleon and for me so i wont have to keep buying like 3-4 a year or something?
  2. chameleonman57

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    Theres a couple, ABELIA (Abelia grandiflora)
    AFRICAN DAISY (Arctotis)
    ALYSSUM, SWEET (Lobularia maritima or Alyssum maritimum)
    AMERICAN ELM also ELM (Ulmus americana)
    ANTHEMIS also known as CHAMOMILE (Anthemis)
    ARBUTUS (Epigaea repens)
    ASPARAGUS FERN (Asparagus plumosus or A. setaceus)
    ASPEN (Populus tremuloides) - Tree
    ASTER (Aster - all species)
    BABY'S BREATH also known as GYPSOPHILA (Gypsophila elegans)
    BABY'S TEARS (Helxine soleirolii)
    BACHELOR BUTTONS also CORNFLOWER (Centaurea cyanus)
    BEGONIA (Begonia Corallina de Lucerna)
    BENJAMINA also FICUS also WEEPING FIG (Ficus benjamina)
    BIRCH (Betula) - Tree
    BIRD'S NEST FERN (Asplenium nidus)
    BOSTON FERN (Nephrolepis exaltata bostoniensis)
    BOUGAINVILLEA (Bougainvillea glabra) - Vine
    BRIDAL VEIL also known as TAHITIAN BRIDAL VEIL (Tripogandra multiflora)
    CALENDULA also POT MARIGOLD (Calendula officinalis)
    CAMELLIA (Camellia japonica)
    CAST-IRON PLANT (Aspidistra elatior)
    CHAMOMILE also ANTHEMIS (Anthemis)
    CHICKWEED (Stellaria media)
    CHINESE HIBISCUS also HIBISCUS also ROSE OF CHINA (Hibiscus rosasinensis)
    CISSUS also KANGAROO VINE also GRAPE IVY (Cissus antarctica) - Vine
    COLEUS (Coleus blumei)
    CORNFLOWER also BACHELOR BUTTONS (Centaurea cyanus)
    CORN PLANT (Dracaena fragrans)
    COTTONWOOD (Populus deltoides) - Tree
    CRABAPPLE (Malus) - Tree
    DAISY, AFRICAN (Arctotis)
    DAISY, LIVINGSTON also ICE PLANT (Dorotheanthus bellidiformis or Mesembryanthemum criniflorum)
    DANDELION (Taraxacum officinale)
    DILL (Anethum graveolens)
    DRACAENA (Dracaena - all species)
    EASTER CACTUS (Rhipsalidopsis rosea) - Cactus/Succulent
    ECHEVERIA also PAINTED LADY (Echeveria derenbergii) - Cactus/Succulent
    ELK'S HORN FERN also STAGHORN FERN (Platycerium bifurcatum)
    ELM also AMERICAN ELM (Ulmus americana)
    EMERALD RIPPLE also PEPEROMIA (Peperomia caperata)
    FICUS also BENJAMINA also WEEPING FIG (Ficus benjamina)
    FIRE THORN (Pyracantha)
    FUCHSIA (Fuchsia)
    GARDENIA (Gardenia jasminoides)
    GERANIUM (Pelargonium sp.)
    GLOXINIA (Sinningia speciosa hybrids)
    GYPSOPHILA also BABY'S BREATH (Gypsophila elegans)
    GOLD-DUST DRACAENA (Dracaena godseffiana)
    GOLDEN POTHOS (Scindapsus aureus) - not to be digested in large quantities
    GRAPE IVY also CISSUS also KANGAROO VINE (Cissus antarctica) - Vine
    HEAVENLY BAMBOO (Nandina domestica)
    HENS AND CHICKENS (Sempervivum tectorum) - Cactus/Succulent
    HIBISCUS also CHINESE HIBISCUS also ROSE OF CHINA (Hibiscus rosasinensis)
    HONEYSUCKLE (Lonicera) - Vine
    HOYA also WAX PLANT (Hoya carnosa) - Vine
    ICE PLANT also LIVINGSTON DAISY (Dorotheanthus bellidiformis or Mesembryanthemum criniflorum)
    IMPATIENS also PATIENCE PLANT (Impatiens sultanii or Impatiens wallerana)
    INDIAN HAWTHORN (Raphiolepis indica)
    JADE PLANT (Crassula argentea)
    JAPANESE ARALIA (Fatsia japonica)
    JASMINE (Jasmine officinale grandiflorum)
    KALANCHOE (Kalanchoe) - Cactus/Succulent
    KANGAROO VINE also CISSUS also GRAPE IVY (Cissus antarctica) - Vine
    KENTUCKY COFFEE TREE (Gymnocladus) - Tree - Coffee is Toxic
    LAVENDER also ENGLISH LAVENDER (Lavandula officinalis or Lavandula spica)
    LILAC (Syringa)
    LIVINGSTON DAISY also ICE PLANT (Dorotheanthus bellidiformis or Mesembryanthemum criniflorum)
    MAIDENHAIR FERN (Adiantum pedatum)
    MANZANITA (Arctostaphylos)
    MOCK ORANGE (Philadelphus)
    MOSES-IN-THE-CRADLE (Rhoeo spathacea or Rhoeo discolor)
    MULBERRY (Morus alba) - Tree
    NASTURTIUM (Tropaeolum majus)
    NORFOLK ISLAND PINE (Araucaria heterophylla)
    PAINTED LADY also ECHEVERIA (Echeveria derenbergii) - Cactus/Succulent
    PAMPAS GRASS (Cortaderia selloana)
    PARLOR PALM (Chamaedorea elegans bella)
    PARSLEY (Petroselinum crispum)
    PASSIONFLOWER (Passiflora caerulea) - Vine
    PATIENCE PLANT also IMPATIENS (Impatiens sultanii or Impatiens wallerana)
    PEPEROMIA also EMERALD RIPPLE (Peperomia caperata)
    PETUNIA (Petunia hybrida)
    PIGGYBACK PLANT (Tolmiea menziesii)
    PILEA (Pilea sp.)
    POPLAR (Populus) - Tree
    POT MARIGOLD also CALENDULA (Calendula officinalis)
    PRAYER PLANT (Maranta leuconeura kerchoveana)
    PURPLE PASSION also PURPLE VELVET also VELVET PLANT (Gynura aurantiaca)
    ROSE OF CHINA also CHINESE HIBISCUS also HIBISCUS (Hibiscus rosasinensis)
    RUBBER PLANT (Ficus elastica decora)
    RUSSIAN OLIVE (Elaeagnus angustifolia) - Tree
    SENSITIVE PLANT (Mimosa pudica)
    SPIDER PLANT (Chlorophytum comosum vittatum)
    SPRUCE (Picea sp.) - Tree
    SQUIRREL'S-FOOT FERN (Davallia trichomanoides or Davallia bullata)
    STAGHORN FERN also ELK'S HORN FERN (Platycerium bifurcatum)
    STAR JASMINE (Trachelospermum jasminoides)
    SWEDISH IVY (Plectranthus nummularius - often sold as Plectranthus australis)
    SWEET ALYSSUM (Lobularia maritima or Alyssum maritimum)
    SWORD FERN also WESTERN SWORD FERN (Polystichum munitum)
    TAHITIAN BRIDAL VEIL also BRIDAL VEIL (Tripogandra multiflora)
    TI PLANT (Cordyline terminalis)
    TREE MALLOW (Lavatera trimestris)
    UMBRELLA PLANT (Schefflera arboricola)
    WANDERING JEW (Zebrina pendula)
    WAX BEGONIA (B. semperflorens)
    WAX PLANT also HOYA (Hoya carnosa) - Vine
    WEEPING FIG also BENJAMINA also FICUS (Ficus benjamina)
    WILLOW (Salix sp.) - Tree
    YUCcA (Yucca filamentosa)
    ZEBRA PLANT (Aphelandra squarrosa)
    ZINNIA (Zinnia elegans hybrids)
    But for the best ficus, hibiscus or pothos:D Sorry for the long list.
  3. dsmc13

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    lol thats alot but if you where to pick the number one plant that is the strongest and the best what would it be
  4. chameleonman57

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    Look at the bottom, it's in bold of my first post.:D
  5. sandrachameleon

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    Pothos is the easiest to keep alive, for me.
    Umbrella/Schefflera or Fiscus would be equals for second choice.
    Hybiscus third choice (the only reason this isnt number 1 is that I personally find them harder to keep alive)
  6. chameleonman57

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    Thanks sandrachameleon for clearing it up, I just knew it would be one of those three.:D
  7. MNChams

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    I found the Schefflera Arboricola to be the hardiest of plants that are safe and well suited for chams. Very easy to keep. I've got them in my cages and my little guys love them. Lots of strong stems and branches for them to climb and the leaves do well for holding water for them to drink.
  8. Crazy Pet Lady

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    I noticed you had the rubber plant on the list. I had a thread the other day and was warned NOT to use the rubber plant because of the sap if stems or leaves break. :confused:
  9. jheitz

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    Schefflera all the way. Big, plenty of foliage for cover, easy to care for, and sturdy branches. Pothos are great for hanging and seem to never die:) I took mine out over two months ago, and they are still growing on my back porch!!
  10. Joshdadresen

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    Hi I was wondering if the trinette was a safe plant it had schefflera arbicola on the label but I was wondering if it was safe because I have seen others like it just not the same color on the leaves.

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