plants to many????

swtaber1

New Member
how many planst is to much for a 24x24x48
so far to plant i have '
creeping fig x1
begonia x2
cryptanthus bivittatus x2
schefflera arboica x 1
janet crig x1


not here yet
wandering jewx1
neoregelia fire ball x1 (not sure if this one safe yet)
 

MissSkittles

Chameleon Enthusiast
Most of those look like they’ll be planted on the bottom of your enclosure. The wandering Jew is a nice vine, but I suggest adding another vining plant like a pothos or philodendron. You want to give places to hide, cool down in the shade and lots of leaf area to drink from. This is my little guy’s and one of my girls’ bioactive enclosures to give you some idea. Both had just been set up so haven’t yet filled out.
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jamest0o0

Chameleon Enthusiast
Those plants are fine if you can keep them alive. They probably won't be enough to really fill in the cage. Like mentioned I'd suggest adding something like pothos or wandering jew. Then maybe a sturdy plant/tree like ficus.
 

swtaber1

New Member
Most of those look like they’ll be planted on the bottom of your enclosure. The wandering Jew is a nice vine, but I suggest adding another vining plant like a pothos or philodendron. You want to give places to hide, cool down in the shade and lots of leaf area to drink from. This is my little guy’s and one of my girls’ bioactive enclosures to give you some idea. Both had just been set up so haven’t yet filled out.
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what is that brown wall stuff
 

MissSkittles

Chameleon Enthusiast
what is that brown wall stuff
The first pic I used Great Stuff foam which I then carved and attached loose coco coir with Flex Seal. Some use silicone to attach. I didn’t have the luxury of doing the same to my other enclosures so I just attached sheets of coco coir.
 

MissSkittles

Chameleon Enthusiast
I should have added that I do have plant lights that seem to be good enough to be keeping my hibiscus alive and well. Pothos, philodendron and I think wandering Jew can do well in regular or lower light conditions.
 

MissSkittles

Chameleon Enthusiast
That’s a mercury vapor bulb which is not recommended to use for chams unless you have a solarmeter. It can provide too much uvb. For plants, some use a linear T5 with multiple sockets and put 6400k plant lights in. I use these. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07TKKG8Q3/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o07_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
If you aren’t putting in plants with high light needs you could get away with using something like this. https://www.amazon.com/SANSI-Spectr...ywords=Sansi+grow+light&qid=1596426697&sr=8-5
 

swtaber1

New Member
That’s a mercury vapor bulb which is not recommended to use for chams unless you have a solarmeter. It can provide too much uvb. For plants, some use a linear T5 with multiple sockets and put 6400k plant lights in. I use these. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07TKKG8Q3/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o07_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
If you aren’t putting in plants with high light needs you could get away with using something like this. https://www.amazon.com/SANSI-Spectr...ywords=Sansi+grow+light&qid=1596426697&sr=8-5
What do I use for heat then for my Cham ?
 
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