Plant Question

Kali11

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Miss Grumpy Pants has outgrown her umbrella plant. She’s broken all the branches and her plant has no cover for her anymore.

Does anyone have any suggestions for a better, safe plant that will hold her weight? Or do I just need to get a bigger umbrella plant? She’s a veiled chameleon. Here’s her picture. (FYI: She did have MBD when she was a baby)
 

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snitz427

Chameleon Enthusiast
I use schef. arbicola a lot for my guys, but I have lots of vertical and horizontal branches weaved through and supporting themselves as the arbicola doesnt offer strong or plentiful enough horizontal branches. You can find larger ones with thicker trunks at lowes... usually there are three in a pot but you can divide them if you need less girth.
 

Kali11

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I looked at Home Depot but I haven’t looked at Lowe’s. I got this umbrella plant at a local nursery. I will look into those other ones as well. Thank you
 

salty dog

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Here is a picture of the whole viv, pothos, hoya, bulbophyllums, ficus, spanish moss, honeysuckle, jewel orchids and wandering jew on the bottom, something is eating the last 2 I was hoping it would have covered the whole bottom by now34785A64-8CAC-4201-BA30-EA4A16D98C0A.jpeg1C6527C8-58C2-40E4-B071-8FDEBCF0CB94.jpeg1C6527C8-58C2-40E4-B071-8FDEBCF0CB94.jpeg
 

Zevil

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Here's mine. Umbrella plant, dracaena reflexa(I thought it was fragans), a dozen wandering jew, mini purple moth orchid, mini white moth orchid, coleus, pink earth star, begonia rex(watermelon), fittonia, snake succulent and 3 types of tillandsia. I have 3 types of moss too, Holland moss, star moss and Java moss but I can't tell if these are thriving a not.

I have to get more air plants. My cham seems to like perching on the biggest one I have.
 

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Daesie11

Chameleon Enthusiast
Here's mine. Umbrella plant, dracaena reflexa(I thought it was fragans), a dozen wandering jew, mini purple moth orchid, mini white moth orchid, coleus, pink earth star, begonia rex(watermelon), fittonia, snake succulent and 3 types of tillandsia. I have 3 types of moss too, Holland moss, star moss and Java moss but I can't tell if these are thriving a not.

I have to get more air plants. My cham seems to like perching on the biggest one I have.
Wow, your enclosure is beautiful. Is it bioactive? Or just heavy cover?
 

Zevil

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Wow, your enclosure is beautiful. Is it bioactive? Or just heavy cover?
Bioactive. I did months of research before I put it together. The enclosure is custom built by someone else. At first I killed a lot of plants because "hey it's just plants, how hard can it be". Obviously I was wrong lol. I'm proud of my orchids, finally they aren't dying immediately. I might add a hibiscus since I'm a far better gardener than I was before. Maybe I'll add a creeping fig and some air plants on the background to make it more vibrant.
 

Daesie11

Chameleon Enthusiast
Bioactive. I did months of research before I put it together. The enclosure is custom built by someone else. At first I killed a lot of plants because "hey it's just plants, how hard can it be". Obviously I was wrong lol. I'm proud of my orchids, finally they aren't dying immediately. I might add a hibiscus since I'm a far better gardener than I was before. Maybe I'll add a creeping fig and some air plants on the background to make it more vibrant.
I would love to add an orchid to my enclosure. What did you find made yours successful?
 

JoXie411

Chameleon Enthusiast
Bioactive. I did months of research before I put it together. The enclosure is custom built by someone else. At first I killed a lot of plants because "hey it's just plants, how hard can it be". Obviously I was wrong lol. I'm proud of my orchids, finally they aren't dying immediately. I might add a hibiscus since I'm a far better gardener than I was before. Maybe I'll add a creeping fig and some air plants on the background to make it more vibrant.
Do you have room for any of that lol
 

JoXie411

Chameleon Enthusiast
Lol! I can still stick a few air plants and the creeping fig on the foam background. The hibiscus will need some serious godly rearrangement before I can put one in.
I’m still collecting plants right now. Having two cages to cover in plants is work
 
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