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Old 08-28-2009, 06:26 PM
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Thumbs up What type of plants are the best for a veiled chameleon?

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?
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Old 08-28-2009, 06:31 PM
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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
CUT-LEAF PHILODENDRON also SPLIT-LEAF PHILODENDRON (Monstera deliciosa)
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)
SPLIT-LEAF PHILODENDRON also CUT-LEAF PHILODENDRON (Monstera deliciosa)
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)
VELVET PLANT also PURPLE PASSION, PURPLE VELVET (Gynura aurantiaca)
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 Sorry for the long list.
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Old 08-28-2009, 06:36 PM
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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
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Look at the bottom, it's in bold of my first post.
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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)
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Thanks sandrachameleon for clearing it up, I just knew it would be one of those three.
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Old 08-28-2009, 08:19 PM
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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.
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Old 08-28-2009, 10:05 PM
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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.
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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!!
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