Not all terrarium conditions allow live plants to grow or thrive. Some areas are too hot or too dry for live plants whereas others might require different light requirements, or simply can be eaten by the reptiles. Exo Terra’s Bottom Plants are exact copies of their natural counterparts and are easier to maintain. These plants offer the same advantages as live plants; decorative, creating hiding spots, enlarge the dwelling area, etc. A combination of live plants and the Exo Terra’s artificial plants allows you to fully plant a terrarium, even in the hottest or driest parts.
The Exo Terra® Bottom Plants contribute to the overall well-being of your animals. They provide environmental enrichment in the form of climbing objects, but also visual barriers for hiding and resting, stimulating their natural behaviors. The Exo Terra® Bottom Plants also create a larger 3-D surface, giving the animals much more room to play. By offering a more enriched environment and larger 3-D space, the activity levels of your animals will increase, making them fitter and more alert.
Good hiding places and visual barriers are an often underestimated and necessary feature when setting up a natural terrarium. If reptiles and amphibians do not feel sufficiently "invisible", they will easily develop stress which will negatively affect their activity pattern and reduce their appetite. The Exo Terra® Bottom Plants provide shade, enlarge the 3-dimensional dwelling space and create hiding spots and visual barriers which let your reptiles and amphibians experience an increased feeling of safety and reduced stress.
The Exo Terra® Bottom Plants are safe, hygienic, and easy to clean & maintain. Simply clean the Bottom Plants by rinsing with water when soiled. The non-toxic material used for the Exo Terra® Bottom Plants is sturdy, easy to clean and disinfect and allows you to create a a healthy & hygienic environment for your animals. Exo Terra® Bottom Plants allow you to give your terrarium a natural appearance, while minimizing bacterial growth.