I keep looking for suitable plant species on numerous "iguana care" websites, but I keep getting conflicting information.
What I want to do is buy plants early and grow them bigger throughout the spring, so they'll be of decent size to put in the terrarium (it's going to be a summer project, so I don't have anything built or ready yet--what I want now is just the plants. There's no way I'm putting new plants in there with an iguana, ROFL. I'd like sturdier specimens that are less likely to get broken when trampled).
I read that pothos and dracena are okay, and I read on another site that they're toxic. I already have several stocks of pothos growing (not intentionally, we already owned it), but if it's not acceptable...
If there's anyone here that has experience in terrariums (or iguanas in particular), what would you suggest for plant species? I want quite a few, or at least large ones that would make for good hiding places.
What's a decent flowering plant that's safe (besides hibiscus)?
What kind of trees are safe?
I also read that "ivy" is non-toxic and safe, as well as philodendron, but neither site I've read is really specific. (I've also ordered a book, this one, but it'll probably take a week or so to get in and I want to get the plants as soon as possible.)
Your opinions, suggestions? I'd appreciate them greatly.
(I have owned iguanas in the past, so I'm familiar with basic care and set-up, just not the plants. I never used real plants in the past, so it's currently my biggest concern. I wanted the book because I figured it would be better to re-familiarize myself with care, in-depth and basic. It's been a few very good years since I've had iguanas, so it wouldn't hurt. :lol: I won't be getting them until around July anyway (we're going on a huge summer trip, so I'll be getting them--two iguanas, not sure about sex yet, but I'll talk about breeding them with some friends and family first and see what their views are--afterward), so I have plenty of time. )