Hey peeps, ive just bought a scheflera plant and was wondering if i can just clean the plant but dont repot it with organic soil as they stink like hell. But i'll put river rock on top of the current soil that the plant is in. Is this safe for my cham??
Yes you can just clean off the plant and place enough river rocks that are big enough to never fit in their mouth. The only other problem that you may run into is when it drains out the bottom some of the fertilizer could come out.
Aside from the fertilizer that may present a problem, you could have some bugs (or eggs) in the soil that could present a bigger problem. Also, it doesn't have to be organic soil, but try not to use any that have vermiculite or styrofoam added for drainage. You will most likely want to add some sand to whatever soil you use because with the amount of water we use for our chams the plant needs lots of drainage.