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    Ok guys. So i am looking at setting up a terrarium in my office. I am considering a tropical or a desert set up and like either mitratus, brevis, or variegatus. I beed a lits of plants that are species specific and safe so i can narrow down which species i want to get. Heck even pictures would be great. Those examples with pictures would be even better. Does anyone even use live plants?

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    I don't use plants in my C. variegatus and C. elegans setups because, since they're nocturnal and I have an awful lot of setups, I don't use lights. The biggest problem I find with the plants I do use for my many planted enclosures, is finding plants that will actually grow given the light and the temps. For the desert species (C. variegatus), I'd recommend trying aloe or haworthia. You could plant them directly into the substrate, or you could use a variety of succulents in their little pots. You could "hide" the pots with some decorative rocks, being sure that the rocks won't fall down and hurt the geckos if they climb or burrow. The other 2 species aren't really "tropical" though they do like a bit more humidity. You could try pothos for them, which is sometimes the only plant that will grow decently in my planted enclosures. The succulents should work as well.

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    I was thinking that might be a good option for the dryer species. I would be afraid of any sort of cactus for a terrarium like that. What about the mitratus? Couldnt I do a viney species or even thought of some mini orchids that are better for a bit more humidity.

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    Sure, you can do anything that will grow. I've killed an awful lot of orchids, but maybe you'll be luckier than I. As for the cactus, I was suggesting succulents that don't have spines.

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    Sorry i was agreeing on the spiney species. Dont use them. I have been looking at a lot of succulents and stuff like that for a desert set up.
    I am just not sure species to use for a tropical or semi tropical set up.

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