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BearTheTurtle

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I am looking into getting plants for my box turtles indoor enclosure. I was looking into Lemon , and Sweet basil. Are these okay? Or are they toxic if eaten?
 

BearTheTurtle

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If not, can I have some suggestions for small plants that will grow well inside, and in coco coir? Thank You!
 

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Petunias, pansies, hostas, pothos, hen and chick succulents, and wandering jew plants are working well in my box turtle enclosure. Check the tortoisetable.org for specific plants you want in there. Some people use clay pots, I pile coco coir and plant them in the pile. Just make sure the plants are pesticides free and No perlite (white stuff) in the soil, if your turtle eats it they can get impacted. I put forest floor bedding on top.
 

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All basils are fine but they are delicate compared to some other plants so maybe not the ideal choice where a turtle is going to tromp around.
 

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