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ZenHerper

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Yeah. You'll have to do some detective work since the seller has not listed the Latin names.

For example, Blackeyed Susan is NOT safe to feed.

But you have to split the closed-spelling:


For those that are not U.K. species, contact the seller for the Latin names.
 

Randy Micheals

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That mix is quite a variety, especially because, as they say on the website, the mix will change and include any or all of the flowers listed.

Coreopsis, for example, I buy every year to grow for my tort, whereas Black Eyed Susan is listed "do not feed" in the trust database. Personally, it seems a bit too varied for anyone to know at any given time. Most of those listed that ARE edible are pretty common and easy to plant singularly imo.
 

Mariah716

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Thank you all! since it looks like at least a few are toxic I’ll plant this elsewhere and find individual plants for the enclosure.
 

Tom

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Thank you all! since it looks like at least a few are toxic I’ll plant this elsewhere and find individual plants for the enclosure.
That sounds like a good plan.

Also, be aware that anything planted inside a tortoise enclosure is likely to be eaten or trampled before it even takes off. You might want to grow all of it outside the enclosure to give it a chance to get started. I do this in raised planter beds in and around their enclosures, and cut off what I want them to eat.
 
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