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    So, I did a search and while I found a lot of conversations about artificial plants, I didn't find any real suggestions.

    I was using these terrarium vine type things that are supposed to go around this fake branchy thing that is then held up with suction cups. That didn't work, so I just had the leafy vine stuff laying over the assorted hides so the leaves dangled down. Donnie seems to like them, but they are a serious nuisance because no matter what I do, they get in the way.

    Does anyone have any artificial plant suggestions that they've used that their leopard geckos have liked?

    I was looking at these on Amazon: EKUEY Soft Water Green Plants Decorations Driftwood for Cichlid Betta Fish Tank

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    But I'm not sure about the fake driftwood part of them.

    I also thought about getting some driftwood or balsa wood (I think that's what it's called) and either gluing or just sticking some of the fake plants that aren't attached to a base into it. But I don't know if there is a gecko-safe glue? Or, if I just stick them in, is there a danger he'll pull them out and then get hurt on the pointy end?

    Again, open to any suggestions or ideas (other than real plants - when it comes to real plants, I have a black thumb).

    (And yes, I know. I'm probably being very neurotic and overthinking things, but I really want Donovan to be happy.)

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    I use a vine in one of my terrariums, I would recommend ones with a suction cup. Amazon has some good options.
    https://www.amazon.com/terrarium-vin...errarium+vines
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    Sometimes a dab of vegetable oil helps suction cups stick longer.

    There are multiple sources "out there" for artificial foliage: JoAnn's, Dollar Stores, Walmart, Fred Meyers (?). Donnie probably won't be bothered by the pointy ends.

    IF you DO wish to try live plants, I'd limit myself to short & medium high sanseveria (snake plant) planted in pots. Because of dim lighting it almost takes a miracle to keep plants alive.

    For my crested gecko I use a 4 inch diameter pot filled with hydroton clay culture balls. One could use pebbles. I cover that pot's top with a layer of black weed blocker cloth. The weed blocker cloth is held in place with a rubber band. Then I stick foliage in the center. I water the hydroton/pebbles through the weed blocker cloth. That helps a bit with ambient humidity.


    Thoroughly rinse fake plants and other cage decorations. Then let air dry.

    A glue gun with silicone is safe after a while. Check the instructions.
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