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    Hi everyone,

    I have 4 whites tree frogs but wanted to see what plants anyone with a live set up for whites tree frogs would recommend? I know they need something sturdy because of their weight but would be great to get some advice.

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    Are you looking for unique plants? Or just anything live that can stand up to a whites tree frog beating?
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    I would like it to look natural but my main concern is that it will be able to withstand the weight of a whites tree frog!

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    Easy growers would be things like Pothos, philodendron, and Dieffenbachia...both of those hold up really well to my grey tree frogs. They launch themselves onto the dieffenbachia and I've had no issue with them breaking. You have to be careful when pruning because the dieffenbachia is toxic when it "oozes." I just do it during the day while the frogs are sleeping and it's healed over by the time they're active again. I have a Calathea in there that should be doing decent, but doesn't seem to tolerate abuse as well as the others. I also have Salvinia minima in the water area, that's nice because they don't track it as easily as duckweed.
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    2.2.0 Agalychnis callidryas "Red Eyed Tree Frogs"

    0.0.3 Dendrobates auratus "Turquoise and Bronze"
    0.0.1 Anaxyrus fowleri "Fowler's Toad"



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    What size enclosure?


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    That's great, thanks for your help LilyPad! My enclosure is 60 x 45 x 60 exo terra!

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    Have you got a picture of your set up you could send me LilyPad?

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    I will have to get a new photo tonight. The old photo doesn't show any growth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LilyPad View Post
    I will have to get a new photo tonight. The old photo doesn't show any growth.
    That would be great, thanks so much!

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    That's great, thanks for your help LilyPad! My enclosure is 60 x 45 x 60 exo terra!

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    Personally, I wouldn't house four whites in that. The rule is something like 30 gallons for 2 and then 15 for every extra one. Your tank comes to around 35-40 gallons

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    I guess I am breaking many rules. I have 7 whites tree frogs in about a ?50-60 gallon front opening vivarium. It's an old Hagen tank. I do not have a false bottom. Instead I have a shallow layer of plantation soil that I remove and replace every few months (lots of waste with so many frogs), magnolia leaves and a cork background with shelves siliconed on. I have a large bromeliad (without the spiky sharp leaves) and a fully grown birds nest fern each potted in plantation soil--one in a pot and the other in a cork tube. This allows me to pull the plants out when I change the dirt without much trouble. also a few fake plants in there. Anyway, these plants and my frogs have fared well for one year now, and the vivarium is still beautiful and stably humid with the real plants. Everything I read recommended fake plants with Whites because they would kill live ones with their weight and activity, but these plants are doing great. Hope this helps.


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    Here it is a few months ago


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    Kind of out some branches under leaves to help support.

    I am very happy I finally successfully posted a photo on here. I'll stop now.


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    Kind of out some branches under leaves to help support.

    I am very happy I finally successfully posted a photo on here. I'll stop now.


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    That's great, thank you so much for sharing! Looks really good

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    Hi there! I keep Maggies (the fatter cousins of Whites) and GTFs so I know what you mean about needing plants that can take a beating!

    I had pothos but they eventually became too fragile for my big fatties to sit on, though I use it in my GTF enclosure and it stands up to them somewhat!

    I really like Bromeliads because they're so tough, I just clip off the pointed ends with nail clippers for the sake of fat frog safety. Birds nest palm is always a winner across all species because it's so tough and holds water well. I also can't resist a lovely bird of paradise in my 4ft tall enclosures because... Well pretty. Babies tears looks beautiful if you use a peat base and does well in low light. And who could forget the beautiful peace lily, Spathophyllum!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HerpetologyBarbie View Post
    Hi there! I keep Maggies (the fatter cousins of Whites) and GTFs so I know what you mean about needing plants that can take a beating!

    I had pothos but they eventually became too fragile for my big fatties to sit on, though I use it in my GTF enclosure and it stands up to them somewhat!

    I really like Bromeliads because they're so tough, I just clip off the pointed ends with nail clippers for the sake of fat frog safety. Birds nest palm is always a winner across all species because it's so tough and holds water well. I also can't resist a lovely bird of paradise in my 4ft tall enclosures because... Well pretty. Babies tears looks beautiful if you use a peat base and does well in low light. And who could forget the beautiful peace lily, Spathophyllum!
    Thanks for your great advice!!!

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    Thank you for all your advice, this is my new live set up for the whites tree frogs!

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    It looks beautiful! Well done

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    Looks amazing !!!


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    Thank you both!!

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