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Hi guys, just bought some plants to put into my viv.

I have a Schefflera Nora and a Ficus Green Kinky... I Know Shefflera Arboricola is recomended and so is a Ficus Benjamina. Am I still ok to put these plants in? They are the only ones I could find.

Cheers in advance :)


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Any plant used with a chameleon should be thoroughly washed with soapy water and rinsed well, to remove toxic fertilizer and insecticide residues.
See here for more info on adding plants to enclosures:

A google search leads me to believe that your Schefflera Nora is actually Schefflera arboricola Nora
See here:
and here:

Both plants are generally safe but the forum's plant database advises caution with Schefflera arboricola when using them with big plant eaters such as Veiled chams.
That page is here:

Google is also handy for determining the botanical name for your ficus--it's a benjamina
Ficus benjamina are frequently used with chams, as you may know.
The same warning is shown about big plant eaters:
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Yeah I had a feeling the Ficus was called a few different things. A lady in a shop turn slightly hostile once I said it was off in my chameleons vivarium. I though I wasn't meant to put them in but I guess she just didn't want her lovely plants to be eaten haha :)
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