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  • Adding live plants.

    Working on adding some potted plants to my mostly crested gecko setups.
    I went to Home Depot to browse around to see what I'd like. I picked a peacelilly, I think that would work well with my gargoyle gecko. Seems to be a safe one according to the list here.
    My next choice was an orchid, but I need to do more research on that one.

  • #2
    Orchids are fine. Home Depot sells mainly Phalaenopsis hybrids. I have several in with my geckos. Their leaves are fairly gecko-proof, but if they flower, the flowers may be trampled.

    Home Depot plants are sprayed with lots of pesticides, so make sure that you rinse them very well in room-temperature water before planting them where the geckos can get to them. (Also replace the top layer of soil/bedding).
    3.3.0 Correlophus ciliatus (crested geckos)


    • #3
      Thanks I will wash any plants I buy there then.
      I don't know much about orchids, I was taking note of the thick stiff stems and leaves and pretty flowers.


      • #4
        Yeah, big orchid leaves can be fairly durable. Daintier plants, well, when 40 grams of awkwardness belly-flops onto them night after night, they don't do so well. . .
        3.3.0 Correlophus ciliatus (crested geckos)