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Plants from Australia

There is not a very wide variety of plants from Australia that are suitable and recommended for lizards.

Eco-System: Rain Forest

You may be able to find some of these plants in your local nursery. Some of the more exotic plants may be difficult to find.

  • Blechnum (Blechnum gibbum) - This plant is hard to take care of as it constantly needs water, but is damaged if placed into water.
  • Ficus (Ficus rubiginosa) - The Ficus is a ground plant and like the Blechnum above, is damaged if placed into water.
  • Screw-pine (Pandanus veitchii) - This plant is only suitable for large habitats, as they grow quite large. The Screw-pine should be one of your last choices though, as they have sharp thorns.
  • Staghorn Fern (Platycerium alcicorne) - This plant also needs a lot of water, and grows very large. The Staghorn fern should only be used in very large habitats.

Eco-System: Desert

  • False Aralia (Dizygotheca elegantissima) - This plant is very good for large terrestrial lizards. The stalks are weak, and are not a good idea to use for arboreal lizard species.
  • Kangaroo Vine (Cissus antarctica) - This vine is perfect for all types of lizards, especially arboreal species.
  • Silk Oak (Grevillea robusta) - The Silk Oak grows close to the ground, and gets very large.
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