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Safe Live Plants For Common Redtail, Bci Inclosure.

Discussion in 'Common/Red Tail Boa' started by Alexis hawkins, Jun 9, 2017.

  1. Alexis hawkins

    Alexis hawkins Active Member

    what's poisonous, or not for species?

    What sturdy enough for heavy bodied boa?

    Subtropical, like the BCI?
     
  2. toddnbecka

    toddnbecka Well Established Member

    Pothos and sansevieria are usually good bets, but may need to be swapped out occasionally when they get ragged. I have a fair bit of 2.5" clear pvc I've been thinking about using to protect live plants inside snake enclosures, but I don't have lights inside any of my larger vivs.
     
  3. Merlin

    Merlin Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    To be honest most keepers of boas and other heavy bodied snakes don't bother with live plants. The snake will destroy them clambering around over them.
     
  4. Alexis hawkins

    Alexis hawkins Active Member

    I think the schefflera arboricola bonsai, dracaena compacta, some pothos (not Eprimemnum aureum or Epipremnum aureum), and Sansevieria trifasciata, I feel are good bets from what I have found so far, it seems challenging to find species specifies though. I think it would make for a fresher, cleaner feeling habitat, more homey for my BCI. Plants do clean the air. I found some good info here: Plants For Reptiles And Amphibians

    And here: List of Plants That Can Be Toxic To Reptiles
     

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