Plants!

AlexKnight

New Member
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 :)
 

Lovereps

Avid Member
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:
https://www.chameleonforums.com/care/enclosures/

A google search leads me to believe that your Schefflera Nora is actually Schefflera arboricola Nora
See here:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Schefflera-arboricola-Nora-100cm-plant/dp/B00BUTIJU8
and here:
http://www.kallistogreenhouses.com/?page_id=1225

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:
https://www.chameleonforums.com/pla...browse=scientific&view=photo&order=compatible

Google is also handy for determining the botanical name for your ficus--it's a benjamina
http://www.google.com/patents/USPP21818
And
http://www.takeawaytrends.com/en/Plant/Ficus-Kinky
Ficus benjamina are frequently used with chams, as you may know.
The same warning is shown about big plant eaters:
https://www.chameleonforums.com/pla...=scientific&view=photo&order=compatible&ltr=F
 
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AlexKnight

New Member
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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