Plants are probably
the most important item in your chameleons cage, They give your
chameleon surfaces to drink from, cover to take refuge and feel
secure, food for some species and they also help create and maintain
a certain amount of humidity and fresh air (Live plants).
Plastic or silk
plants can be used, as they are very strong and easy to clean and
do not need looking after as live plants do. But I strongly recommend
live plants to be used (at least one in the enclosure), as plastic
plants do not have the same qualities as live plants do.
You must use safe non-toxic plants, as some chameleons will eat
the leaves such as The Yemen Chameleon (C. calyptratus) and most
may accidentally ingest some leaves when drinking or feeding.
Below is a list of plants that we have found to be safe to use and
thrive inside the enclosure: