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Multicolor leaf hibiscus

Discussion in 'Tortoise Diet and Food' started by Ignacio, Apr 12, 2019.

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  1. Ignacio

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    Hi, how is everyone doing? I haven't been active online in a long time but I wanted to make sure this type of hibiscus is safe like the common green leaf ones. I moved to Florida a little under a year ago and obviously Max (Russian tort), Demo (the dog) and Boxie (turtle) came with me. During this time I've been getting a variety of plants for Max to eat. Last week, I saw this hibiscus with not only green leaves but also burgundy and pink leaves and I got it but I havent found anything online about if it is the same as the more common ones or if its toxic?

    Also does anyone knows if sea grape leaves are safe to feed him?

    Thank you and I hope to hear from you guys

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    Interesting.
    I also live in Florida and I own a lot of hibiscus. But none like that.
    I'm strongly assuming that those are also safe, as well as a good food source. But let's wait until others have spoken.
    My real concern would be that they are small and potted. Are they from a nursery of retail store? A lot of places that sell plants use systemic poison to stop insects from eating them. This type of poison is not sprayed on, its actually inside the plant. And those plants must be allowed to grow out for a while before its really safe to feed any part of it.
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    Thank you, I’ve been transplanting, replacing the soil and waiting at least 2 months before feeding anything I buy
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    Great
    Here in Florida in 2 months there should be a lot of new growth
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