Manzanita is a natural hard wood grown and harvested in California and the Southwest. It is stripped of it's bark to show off the brilliant color and texture and is a renewable resource that makes a perfect wood for any terrarium. It is often used in extremely humid or wet terrariums as well as desert type environments. It can even be submerged in an aquarium since it resists deteriorating. Manzanita branches are popular for aquascaping freshwater aquariums due to its driftwood-like appearance. Our premium reptile safe Manzanita wood is weathered, sand blasted and ready for any terrarium.