New plant, now what?

Hannah04

New Member
Hello! I am getting ready to set up my cage and decided I would get a ficus Benjamina. I also got a bag of miracle gro organic garden soil.

Now what!? Haha I have no idea what I'm doing when it comes to plants, I will be amazed if this plant even lives for long!

Please help! :)
 

jannb

Chameleon Enthusiast
Welcome to tne forums. I'm glad to see you researching and preparing before you get your chameleon. I have a blog for new keepers attached below and this is tne section from my blog about plants.

You will need live plants for your cage to help keep up the humidity. I really like the Pothos it seems to hold the water for a long time and also does quite well inside. The Ficus and Schefflera also do great indoors. The Hibiscus is a favorite of the veileds but needs allot of light so your need to use hibiscus outside or have a couple to rotate from inside to outside for sun. Your plants will need to be washed and rinsed well and replanted before you use them. Use organic soil and buy large river rocks to cover the soil so your cham will not be able to get to the soil. Make sure the rocks are very large so the cham cannot eat the rocks.

https://www.chameleonforums.com/blo...-keepers-young-veiled-panther-chameleons.html

More great info here: https://www.chameleonforums.com/care/chameleons/
 

Hannah04

New Member
Thanks jannb! :) what do I wash the plant with?

I did buy some river rocks! I am hoping they are big enough!
 

jannb

Chameleon Enthusiast
Thanks jannb! :) what do I wash the plant with?

I did buy some river rocks! I am hoping they are big enough!
If you can take your plant outside and wet it then spry it with some water with a little dish detergent in it and let it sit for a few minters and then rinse and rinse and rinse. Then I allow mine to sit in the sun for a few days.

May sure your rocks are two inches or so. It's amazing what they can get in their mouth.
 
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