Adding live plants to a chameleon cage is highly recommended for several reasons. A live plant adds tons of surface area giving your chameleons tons of different ‘roads’ to take within its cage. A live plant also helps to keep the cage at the correct humidity level and makes the cage nice to look at. When adding a plant it is VERY important to make sure that it is not toxic! Though few chameleons will actually eat plant matter, some may eat leaves by mistake or eat insects that have eaten the plant. For these reasons please make sure the plant that you choose is on the list below. 

The most common plants which are available at most home improvement stores are:
Ficus Benjamina
Schefflera/Umbrella Tree
Pothos Plant

It is also important to make sure that your plants are fertilizer and pesticide free. To accomplish this you will need to re-pot your plant into organic soil and give any un-potted areas a good swishing around in soapy water. Do this at least two times to make sure you have removed anything harmful.


ABELIA (Abelia grandiflora)

AFRICAN DAISY (Arctotis)

ALYSSUM, SWEET (Lobularia maritima or Alyssum maritimum)

AMERICAN ELM also ELM (Ulmus americana)

ANTHEMIS also known as CHAMOMILE (Anthemis)

ARBUTUS (Epigaea repens)

ASPARAGUS FERN (Asparagus plumosus or A. setaceus)

ASPEN (Populus tremuloides)

ASTER (Aster - all species)

BABY'S BREATH also known as GYPSOPHILA (Gypsophila elegans)

BABY'S TEARS (Helxine soleirolii)

BACHELOR BUTTONS also CORNFLOWER (Centaurea cyanus)

BEGONIA (Begonia Corallina de Lucerna)

BENJAMINA also FICUS also WEEPING FIG (Ficus benjamina)

BIRCH (Betula)

BIRD'S NEST FERN (Asplenium nidus)

BOSTON FERN (Nephrolepis exaltata bostoniensis)

BOUGAINVILLEA (Bougainvillea glabra)

BRIDAL VEIL also known as TAHITIAN BRIDAL VEIL (Tripogandra multiflora)

CALENDULA also POT MARIGOLD (Calendula officinalis)

CAMELLIA (Camellia japonica)

CAST-IRON PLANT (Aspidistra elatior)

CHAMOMILE also ANTHEMIS (Anthemis)

CHICKWEED (Stellaria media)

CHINESE HIBISCUS also HIBISCUS also ROSE OF CHINA (Hibiscus rosasinensis)

CISSUS also KANGAROO VINE also GRAPE IVY (Cissus antarctica)

COLEUS (Coleus blumei)

CORNFLOWER also BACHELOR BUTTONS (Centaurea cyanus)

CORN PLANT (Dracaena fragrans)

COTTONWOOD (Populus deltoides)

CRABAPPLE (Malus)

CUT-LEAF PHILODENDRON also SPLIT-LEAF PHILODENDRON (Monstera deliciosa)

DAISY, AFRICAN (Arctotis)

DAISY, LIVINGSTON also ICE PLANT (Dorotheanthus bellidiformis or Mesembryanthemum criniflorum)

DANDELION (Taraxacum officinale)

DILL (Anethum graveolens)

DRACAENA (Dracaena - all species)

EASTER CACTUS (Rhipsalidopsis rosea)

ECHEVERIA also PAINTED LADY (Echeveria derenbergii)

ELK'S HORN FERN also STAGHORN FERN (Platycerium bifurcatum)

ELM also AMERICAN ELM (Ulmus americana)

EMERALD RIPPLE also PEPEROMIA (Peperomia caperata)

FICUS also BENJAMINA also WEEPING FIG (Ficus benjamina)

FIRE THORN (Pyracantha)

FUCHSIA (Fuchsia)

GARDENIA (Gardenia jasminoides)

GERANIUM (Pelargonium sp.)

GLOXINIA (Sinningia speciosa hybrids)

GYPSOPHILA also BABY'S BREATH (Gypsophila elegans)

GOLD-DUST DRACAENA (Dracaena godseffiana)

GOLDEN POTHOS (Scindapsus aureus)

GRAPE IVY also CISSUS also KANGAROO VINE (Cissus antarctica)

HEAVENLY BAMBOO (Nandina domestica)

HENS AND CHICKENS (Sempervivum tectorum)  

HIBISCUS also CHINESE HIBISCUS also ROSE OF CHINA (Hibiscus rosasinensis)

HONEYSUCKLE (Lonicera)

HOYA also WAX PLANT (Hoya carnosa)

JADE PLANT (Crassula argentea)

JAPANESE ARALIA (Fatsia japonica)

JASMINE (Jasmine officinale grandiflorum)

KALANCHOE (Kalanchoe)

KANGAROO VINE also CISSUS also GRAPE IVY (Cissus antarctica)

LAVENDER also ENGLISH LAVENDER (Lavandula officinalis)

LILAC (Syringa)

LIVINGSTON DAISY also ICE PLANT (Dorotheanthus bellidiformis)

MAIDENHAIR FERN (Adiantum pedatum)

MANZANITA (Arctostaphylos)

MOCK ORANGE (Philadelphus)

MOSES-IN-THE-CRADLE (Rhoeo spathacea)

MULBERRY (Morus alba)

NASTURTIUM (Tropaeolum majus)

NORFOLK ISLAND PINE (Araucaria heterophylla)

PAINTED LADY also ECHEVERIA (Echeveria derenbergii)

PAMPAS GRASS (Cortaderia selloana)

PARLOR PALM (Chamaedorea elegans bella)

PARSLEY (Petroselinum crispum)

PASSIONFLOWER (Passiflora caerulea)

PATIENCE PLANT also IMPATIENS (Impatiens sultanii)

PEPEROMIA also EMERALD RIPPLE (Peperomia caperata)

PETUNIA (Petunia hybrida)

PIGGYBACK PLANT (Tolmiea menziesii)

PILEA (Pilea sp.)

POPLAR (Populus)

POT MARIGOLD also CALENDULA (Calendula officinalis)

PRAYER PLANT (Maranta leuconeura kerchoveana)

PURPLE PASSION also PURPLE VELVET also VELVET PLANT (Gynura aurantiaca)

HIBISCUS (Hibiscus rosasinensis)

RUBBER PLANT (Ficus elastica decora)

RUSSIAN OLIVE (Elaeagnus angustifolia)

SENSITIVE PLANT (Mimosa pudica)

SPIDER PLANT (Chlorophytum comosum vittatum)

SPLIT-LEAF PHILODENDRON also CUT-LEAF PHILODENDRON (Monstera deliciosa)

SPRUCE (Picea sp.)

SQUIRREL'S-FOOT FERN (Davallia trichomanoides or Davallia bullata)

STAGHORN FERN also ELK'S HORN FERN (Platycerium bifurcatum)

STAR JASMINE (Trachelospermum jasminoides)

SWEDISH IVY (Plectranthus nummularius - often sold as Plectranthus australis)

SWEET ALYSSUM (Lobularia maritima or Alyssum maritimum)

SWORD FERN (Polystichum munitum)  

BRIDAL VEIL (Tripogandra multiflora)

TI PLANT (Cordyline terminalis)

TREE MALLOW (Lavatera trimestris)  

PURPLE VELVET (Gynura aurantiaca)

WANDERING JEW (Zebrina pendula)

WAX BEGONIA (B. semperflorens)

WAX PLANT also HOYA (Hoya carnosa)

WEEPING FIG also BENJAMINA also FICUS (Ficus benjamina)

WILLOW (Salix sp.)

YUCCA (Yucca filamentosa)

ZEBRA PLANT (Aphelandra squarrosa)

ZINNIA (Zinnia elegans hybrids)

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