So I plan on starting to build a nice enclosure for my yearling GTP. Most of the cage is going to be like store hought stuff, but was hoping to add at Lear one live plant in the cage to help humidity/ hide and overall nice looking enclosure. I have done some research and found a lot of people saying that plants that are safe for green tree frogs and dart frogs are safe for gtp as well. A lot of people say pothos work great and look some what nice. And other people say bamboo works great. So just curious what other plants people like to use and that are safe? This is going to be my summer project and do a little each weekend to make everything just the way I like.
Thanks for the help guy
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There are tons of safe plants you can use. I know I have a link to a website with safe and unsafe plants but I can't seem to find it.. search terms: safe plant list reptiles.
While there are lots of plants you can use, you should stick with more durable plants that can hold up to a snake slithering through or perching on. Bamboo and pothos are both very common and durable plants. Air plants or small bromeliads might be nice as small decoration but also could get messed up by the snake.
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Never trust a single source. Cross reference one groups list with another. Pothos is generally safe across the board true bamboos are great if you have the space but most don't, they grow very fast and very big (Jiuzhaigou 4 being the smallest I know of, growing to about 7 feet in 8-10 months.) Most I know use Dracaena instead. Latin names are important as things get called by common names incorrectly. Dracaena is a great example I suspect the talk of bamboo are not speaking of bamboos at all but Dracaenas the one in the picture is absolutely not bamboo. It is 100% Dracaena (which is a grass) aka lucky bamboo.
My suggestions were going to be pothos and bamboo lol. The pothos grows especially well. i no longer have a planted cage for any of my snakes. I just stuck the pothos in a vase of water and it grows so well like that, that im constantly thinning out the plant to allow room for the new growth. I love how well it grows, too bad it doesnt flower, thatd be cool.
A good book to read on the subject is "The Art of Keeping Snakes" by Philippe de Vosjoli. It's all about keeping snakes in a living vivarium.
I don't keep any of mine in a live setup with plants as I personally don't see any of them suitable for it. If I had a gtp I'd definitely would keep it in this kind of setup as they seen perfect for it but unfortunately living in Massachusetts I'm not allowed too.