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Live Plant Database

This is a live plant list that covers commonly used and often asked about plants for chameleon enclosures. It is an evolving resource that is mostly the compilation of information provided by forum members. If you ever have suggestions for changes or additions, please post them in the specific [forum=12]feedback forums[/forum].
 
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kelly261

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yucca cane????

Hello i just have a few questions
is a yucca cane plant okay for chameleons or no?
and is al deremensis safe for chams??
I want sumthing that is 100% non toxic for my female cham.,
if any one can help thatw ould be great
 

cacoonkitty

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hybiscus for chams

yep go for a nice big hybiscus plant(well washed and re potted in non fertilized soil of course ,they look nice and are strong enough for them to climb on and are good for them if they eat them and they love the flowers and they are non toxic even we can eat them!! that what i use for my yemans and thgey love them,!!
 

hunnyf21

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Scindapsus

I recommend devils ivy its superb in an enclosure who needs jungle vines!
 
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Miss Lily

Chameleon Enthusiast
Yes - that's an OK plant. Devil's Ivy is also known as Pothos, so maybe that's why you can't find any info. Welcome to the forums! I'm from the UK too!:D
 

sandrachameleon

Chameleon Enthusiast
is a yucca cane plant okay for chameleons or no?
They are not toxic. But I would be concerned that the edges of the leaves would be too sharp. Mine (not in with chameleons) feel like swords!
Also, these plants prefer really bright light. In low-light settings, you should allow 3/4 of the soil to dry out between waterings (not always easy to do in a chameleon cage) and dont let it sit in a pool of water.
 

Marine

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yep go for a nice big hybiscus plant(well washed and re potted in non fertilized soil of course ,they look nice and are strong enough for them to climb on and are good for them if they eat them and they love the flowers and they are non toxic even we can eat them!! that what i use for my yemans and they love them,!!
I buy hybiscus, roses, morning glorys, and dandelions to feed the flower petals to my other lizards & tortoises, & they love them. I am always looking for edible plants to buy for them :0)
Any tips on other good edible flowering plants?
 

eisentrauti

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They are not toxic. But I would be concerned that the edges of the leaves would be too sharp. Mine (not in with chameleons) feel like swords!
Also, these plants prefer really bright light. In low-light settings, you should allow 3/4 of the soil to dry out between waterings (not always easy to do in a chameleon cage) and dont let it sit in a pool of water.
They could get by the yuccas believe me. I've got never problems with them
 

jojackson

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Eisentrauti, Im sorry, I just realised Id been Misspelling your Username *red faced*

Please what are yucca plants? Are these succulents? What is the name please? They eat these plants? all parts safely? :)
 

Jevin

Chameleon Enthusiast
Spider plants

Are spider plants safe to use in a chameleon enclosure because I have quite a large and healthy one growinbg in a pot that is only a year old with leaves over a foot long. thanks.
 

Mach

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I've used spider plants for terrariums, they seem OK to me, I'm currently using a few silk ones that I picked up for top foliage (hanging pots make me nervous in all but the most sturdy cages :confused: ).

I have a chameleon with a yucca and she seems to like the leaves as cover but she rarely "perches" on it so my guess is to add some perch like branches if you use one. Yes the leaves can be quite sharp in the southwest wilderness (of US/Mexico) but the variety in Kansas/Oklahoma seems quite soft to me. They grow wild a few miles south of where I live so they are also easy attainable.

Has anyone ever used a "ming aralia"? I had intended to use one as a cham tree but then found out that it was mildly toxic and so it has become a house plant. beautiful plant though.
 

luevelvet

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The Ming Aralia is a bit to fragile and weak for most chams. Even my 4 month old Quads (~3-4 grams) bow the branches down. They do super well indoors with very little light though. Just don't forget to water it once in a while and it will do well.

HTH

Luis
 

m3gas3th

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hybiscus tree, schefflera tree, pothos, and jasmine are what i use.
she loves to eat the greens of the hybiscus, and climb and hide around in her big schefflera tree. havent seen her eat the pothos but its on the cage floor to soak up the extra water to not cause mold or bacteria and in case she falls she has something soft to land on. just got the jasmine, i read they can eat the flowers and it grows like ivy, good for climbing, and has white flowers they can eat.
 

sammyj

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Just wonders if anyone know if you can put a bird of paradise plant in with chameleons? cant seem to find out if they are toxic or danagerous in any way.
 
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