Ground Cover Plant
The Exo Terra Calcarea Boxwood is an extremely realistic replica of its natural counterpart. Calcarea Boxwood (Buxus calcarea) is native to the subarid regions of Southwestern Madagascar. The Calcarea Boxwood creates a 3-dimensional habitat and increases dwelling space significantly. The stiff coriaceous leaves not only provide shade, but also create a visual barrier which lets your reptiles and amphibians experience an increased feeling of safety and reduced stress. Exo Terra’s artificial ground cover plants are easy to clean & maintain, while the weighted base allows you to easily position the plant after maintenance.
The Exo Terra Calcarea Boxwood is ideal for use in more ‘sterile’ set-ups (e.g. quarantine terrariums) or in those spots of the terrarium where live plants cannot thrive or survive.
A combination of live plants and Exo Terra’s artificial plants allows you to fully plant a terrarium, even in the hottest or driest parts.
- Extremely realistic replica of the natural plant
- Easy to clean and maintain
- Ideal for use in conjunction with live plants
- Creates natural hiding spots for reptiles and amphibians
- Increases 3-D dwelling space
- Weighted base allows for easy positioning
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.