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Artificial Plants & Vines

Hanging Plants, Terrestrial Plants, and Vines

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A Note Regarding Artificial Plants

Artificial Plant Statement
As the years have passed, our company has narrowed it's focus almost exclusively towards living terrarium ecosystems. With that in mind, we've dropped most of the artificial decor from our lineup, as we continue to expand our wood decor & live plant departments. Artificial plants are always an appropriate choice for standard (non-live) enclosures which will house animals, but we're really only focusing on living environments at this time. Below, we'll briefly run-through our thoughts on the use of artificial decor in living environments.
Where Artificial Plants Are Appropriate
Artificial positionable vines are frequently useful in a living terrarium. Sometimes finding an awesome piece of natural wood decor just isn't in the budget, or it's too difficult to find one which will fit a specific design goal. In that situation, artificial vines are an easy choice. Certain types of live plants (epiphytic vining/trailing species, bromeliads, etc) will grow just fine on an artificial vine if conditions are right. Some folks also use artificial hanging plants in especially difficult-to-plant areas of a background, or in a dimly lit section of a terrarium's substrate level. They might not look as good as the real thing, but artificial plants will get the job done.
Where Artificial Plants Aren't Recommended
It's important to note that live plants perform a critical function in a bioactive terrarium's ecosystem. An enclosure with a live substrate base kit will not perform nearly as well without live plants. In short, plants are considered a primary producer, which is an organism which can process simple substances (in this case, fragmented/broken-down waste) into nutrients used for growth. Depending how you look at it, plants are either the first or the last step in a complete live vivarium's functioning ecosystem. Without these autotrophic organisms to actually process waste elements into nutrients, the waste elements can accumulate over time. With that explained, artificial plants should never be used as the primary decor item in an enclosure which is designed to be self cleaning and/or bioactive.
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Exo Terra Ground Plants

Artificial Terrarium Plants From Exo Terra

Exo Terra Ground Plant Cryptanthus Exo Terra Ground Plant Small Fern Exo Terra Ground Plant Medium Fern
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NEHERP Staff Description These three are our favorites from Exo Terra's lineup of ground plants. The ferns can be bent & formed into shape, and all models can tolerate hand washing. The bases are weighted enough to resist tipping over. Settling the base of each of these plants into the substrate you are using will help keep them where you want them, and oriented properly. For use recommendations, check out the note in the "about this section" at the top of this page.
Cryptanthus Small Fern Med. Fern
$8.99/ea
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Cryptanthus - 4in x 4in x 6in
Cryptanthus Small Fern Med. Fern
$10.99/ea
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Small Fern - 8in x 8in x 9in
Cryptanthus Small Fern Med. Fern
$15.49/ea
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Med. Fern - 12in x 12in x 13in
Non-Stock Product Recommendation:

Exo Terra Ground Plants

Some of the taller, more focal-style plants from Exo Terra

Exo Terra Plants For Terrariums
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NEHERP Staff Recommendation:
These are a little too tall or top-heavy for most of the work we do, but we can see them being particularly useful in non-live terrarium designs. If you've got a non-live enclosure with either a clay-type or 3in+ deep substrate layer, some of these more decorative plants from Exo Terra can add a touch of realism. We no longer carry these particular plants at NEHERP, but Amazon has you covered.
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Exo Terra Desert Plants

Artificial arid-themed plants from Exo Terra

Exo Terra Desert Plants For Terrariums
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NEHERP Staff Recommendation:
There are a lot of desert themed terrarium plants on the market, but Exo Terra has always been the better looking option from our point of view. Their bases are weighted, the spines are soft, and they tolerate not-so-careful hand washing. We used to use these little plants in our old retail store's desert animal displays, and they held-up to dozens of "sterilize & re-use" cycles with no issues. Like most of the Exo Terra plants, we recommend sinking the base of these into the substrate layer to keep them steady. We're focusing on temperate & tropical environments at this point, and we no longer carry these arid-themed plants as a stock item. Amazon has you covered!
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Exo Terra Hanging Plants

Realistic silk artificial hanging leaves w/suction cups

Exo Terra Hanging Plants - Silk
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NEHERP Staff Description:
These are the better looking hanging plants, thanks to their fabric (not plastic) leaves. While they are made of fabric, these are also easy to keep clean, and stand up to a good scrub in the sink. Exo Terra's hanging plants are soft to the touch, and each bunch offers good coverage. Each includes a suction cup for mounting to glass, or the back piece of the bunch can be poked into or hung-over a background or decor item. For smaller applications (temporary homes, grow-outs, etc), we frequently cut each one of these into a few different pieces, which works well and keeps costs down.
Ficus
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Ruscus
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Ruscus
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Ruscus
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Abuliton
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Abuliton
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Abuliton
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$6.99/ea
Ficus Small
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Ficus Small - About 12in Long
Ficus
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Ficus
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Ficus
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Ruscus
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Ruscus
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Ruscus
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Abuliton
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Abuliton
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Abuliton
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$8.99/ea
Ficus Medium
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$8.09/ea
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Ficus Medium - About 16in Long
Ficus
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Ficus
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Ficus
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Ruscus
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Ruscus
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Ruscus
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Abuliton
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Abuliton
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$13.99/ea
Ficus Large
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$12.87/ea
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Ficus Large - About 22in Long
Ficus
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Ficus
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Ruscus
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Ruscus
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Ruscus
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Abuliton
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Abuliton
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Abuliton
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$6.99/ea
Ruscus Small
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Ruscus Small - About 12in Long
Ficus
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Ficus
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Ficus
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Ruscus
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Ruscus
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Ruscus
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Abuliton
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Abuliton
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Abuliton
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$8.99/ea
Ruscus Medium
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$8.09/ea
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Ruscus Medium - About 16in Long
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Ruscus
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Abuliton
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$13.99/ea
Ruscus Large
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Ruscus Large - About 22in Long
Ficus
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Ficus
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Ficus
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Ruscus
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Ruscus
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Abuliton
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Abuliton
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Abuliton
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$6.99/ea
Abuliton Small
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Abuliton Small - About 12in Long
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Ruscus
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Ruscus
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Abuliton
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Abuliton
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Abuliton
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$8.99/ea
Abuliton Medium
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Abuliton Medium - About 16in Long
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Abuliton
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$13.99/ea
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Abuliton Large - About 22in Long

Exo Terra Jungle Vines

Positionable Artificial Moss Covered Vines

Exo Terra Jungle Vines
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NEHERP Staff Description:
These are basic artificial vines which can be bent to form a desired shape in 3D. Twisting a vine (or two) together can make for a more realistic display and increase the vine structure's strength. They can also be twisted around other wood decor like Ghostwood & Cork to help get a jump start on a "grown in" look. Moistened Sphagnum moss can be twisted between vines to help live plants & moss grow onto these vines a little easier. (Epiphytic plants like Tillandsias would have no problem attaching to these "as is") These entry level vines can look surprisingly nice in an enclosure when used as an accent. We wouldn't recommend these for very large species or in situations where they'd be submerged in water.
Manufacturer Description:
Exo Terra Jungle Vines can be used for decorative purposes or for enlargement of the dwelling area. These water-proof vines are bendable, twistable life-like vines with a natural feel and look and can be twisted together with vines of different sizes to create a 3-D habitat. Perfect for arboreal reptiles and amphibians.
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$8.99/ea
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Small - 6ft Long X 1/2in Diameter
Small Large
$13.99/ea
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Large - 6ft Long X 3/4in Diameter

Exo Terra Moss Vines

Positionable Artificial Moss Covered Vines

Exo Terra Moss Vines
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NEHERP Staff Description:
Like Exo Terra's original Jungle Vines, only with added green coloration to make them look a little more realistic. These are basic artificial vines which can be bent to form a desired shape in 3D. Twisting a vine (or two) together can make for a more realistic display and increase the vine structure's strength. They can also be twisted around other wood decor like Ghostwood & Cork to help get a jump start on a "grown in" look. Moistened Sphagnum moss can be twisted between vines to help live plants & moss grow onto these vines a little easier. (Epiphytic plants like Tillandsias would have no problem attaching to these "as is") These entry level vines can look surprisingly nice in an enclosure when used as an accent. We wouldn't recommend these for very large species or in situations where they'd be submerged in water. These are about 6 feet long. The small size is about 3/8in thick, while the large is around 5/8in thick.
Manufacturer Description:
Exo Terra Moss Vines can be used for decorative purposes or for enlargement of the dwelling area. These water-proof vines are bendable, twistable life-like vines with a natural feel and look and can be twisted together with vines of different sizes to create a 3-D habitat. Perfect for arboreal reptiles and amphibians.
Small Large
$11.49/ea
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Small - 6ft Long X 1/2in Diameter
Small Large
$16.49/ea
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Large - 6ft Long X 3/4in Diameter

Fluker's Artificial Vines

Positionable, flexible and realistic vines

Fluker's Vines
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NEHERP Staff Description:
New to NEHERP, these are a budget-friendly artificial vine accent which mimics the look of real wood while being a little stiffer than other inexpensive brands. We'd recommend these (and any artificial vine) as an "accent" piece which can be twisted onto itself (or another vine) for a more realistic look. In our experience, artificial vines look best when wrapped around other decor like Ghostwood or Cork.
Manufacturer Description:
With a natural look and feel, these branches are the perfect addition to any terrarium. They bend to fit your pet's enclosure while offering more support than a conventional vine. Great for chameleons, tree frogs, geckos, snakes, and much more. Three sizes available; all are six feet long. New improved color does not bleed. Each size is 6ft long. Small (1/8" diameter) | Medium (3/8" diameter) | Large (5/8" diameter)
Small Medium Large
$4.49/ea
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Small - 6ft Long X 1/4in Diameter
Small Medium Large
$8.99/ea
Medium
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Medium - 6ft Long X 3/8in Diameter
Small Medium Large
$14.49/ea
Large
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$12.31/ea
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Large - 6ft Long X 5/8in Diameter

Zoo Med Naturalistic Flora

Our most-used brand of artificial flora

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NEHERP Staff Description:
These are the best "bang for your buck" artificial hanging plants, and are the best looking plastic varieties we've used. These are extremely durable, very easy to clean, and members of our team have been using them for basic Terrariums & temporary homes since long before NEHERP opened for business. We've narrowed the availability to the four options which we think are the best looking in person. Each includes a suction cup for mounting to glass, or the back piece of the bunch can be poked into or hung-over a background or decor item. For smaller applications (temporary homes, grow-outs, etc), we frequently cut each one of these into a few different pieces, which works well and keeps costs down.
Am. Philo
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Am. Philo
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Cannabis
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Cannabis
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Cannabis
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Madag. B.
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Madag. B.
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Madag. B.
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Mex. Philo
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Mex. Philo
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Mex. Philo
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$4.99/ea
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Amazonian Philodendron Small:
Roughly 14in Long
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Cannabis
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Cannabis
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Madag. B.
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Madag. B.
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Mex. Philo
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Mex. Philo
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Mex. Philo
Large
$6.99/ea
Amazonian Philodendron Medium
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Amazonian Philodendron Medium:
Roughly 18in Long
Am. Philo
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Am. Philo
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Am. Philo
Large

Cannabis
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Cannabis
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Cannabis
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Madag. B.
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Madag. B.
Medium
Madag. B.
Large

Mex. Philo
Small
Mex. Philo
Medium
Mex. Philo
Large
$8.99/ea
Amazonian Philodendron Large
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Amazonian Philodendron Large:
Roughly 22in Long
Am. Philo
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Am. Philo
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Am. Philo
Large

Cannabis
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Cannabis
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Cannabis
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Madag. B.
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Madag. B.
Medium
Madag. B.
Large

Mex. Philo
Small
Mex. Philo
Medium
Mex. Philo
Large
$4.99/ea
Cannabis Small
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$4.49/ea
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Cannabis Small:
Roughly 14in Long
Am. Philo
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Am. Philo
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Am. Philo
Large

Cannabis
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Cannabis
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Cannabis
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Madag. B.
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Madag. B.
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Madag. B.
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Mex. Philo
Small
Mex. Philo
Medium
Mex. Philo
Large
$6.99/ea
Cannabis Medium
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Cannabis Medium:
Roughly 18in Long
Am. Philo
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Am. Philo
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Am. Philo
Large

Cannabis
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Cannabis
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Cannabis
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Madag. B.
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Madag. B.
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Madag. B.
Large

Mex. Philo
Small
Mex. Philo
Medium
Mex. Philo
Large
$8.99/ea
Cannabis Large
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Cannabis Large:
Roughly 22in Long
Am. Philo
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Am. Philo
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Am. Philo
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Cannabis
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Cannabis
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Madag. B.
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Madag. B.
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Madag. B.
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Mex. Philo
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Mex. Philo
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Mex. Philo
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$4.99/ea
Madagascar Bamboo Small
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$4.49/ea
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Madagascar Bamboo Small:
Roughly 14in Long
Am. Philo
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Am. Philo
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Am. Philo
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Cannabis
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Cannabis
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Cannabis
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Madag. B.
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Madag. B.
Medium
Madag. B.
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Mex. Philo
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Mex. Philo
Medium
Mex. Philo
Large
$6.99/ea
Madagascar Bamboo Medium
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Madagascar Bamboo Medium:
Roughly 18in Long
Am. Philo
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Am. Philo
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Am. Philo
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Cannabis
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Cannabis
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Cannabis
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Madag. B.
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Madag. B.
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Madag. B.
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Mex. Philo
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Mex. Philo
Medium
Mex. Philo
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$8.99/ea
Madagascar Bamboo Large
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Madagascar Bamboo Large:
Roughly 22in Long
Am. Philo
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Am. Philo
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Am. Philo
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Cannabis
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Cannabis
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Madag. B.
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Madag. B.
Medium
Madag. B.
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Mex. Philo
Small
Mex. Philo
Medium
Mex. Philo
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$4.99/ea
Mexican Philodendron Small
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$4.49/ea
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Mexican Philodendron Small:
Roughly 14in Long
Am. Philo
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Am. Philo
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Am. Philo
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Cannabis
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Cannabis
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Cannabis
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Madag. B.
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Madag. B.
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Madag. B.
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Mex. Philo
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Mex. Philo
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Mex. Philo
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$6.99/ea
Mexican Philodendron Medium
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$6.29/ea
Mexican Philodendron Medium
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Mexican Philodendron Medium:
Roughly 18in Long
Am. Philo
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Am. Philo
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Am. Philo
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Cannabis
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Cannabis
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Cannabis
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Madag. B.
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Madag. B.
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Madag. B.
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Mex. Philo
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Mex. Philo
Medium
Mex. Philo
Large
$8.99/ea
Mexican Philodendron Large
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$8.09/ea
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Mexican Philodendron Large:
Roughly 22in Long

Zoo Med Reptivine

Naturalistic Flexible Vine

Zoo Med Reptivine
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NEHERP Staff Description:
This new Reptivine is exceptionally realistic, with many smaller (individually positionable) vines coming off of the larger main one. A great choice for a natural looking piece of artificial decor. While we don't often incorporate artificial stuff in our builds at NEHERP, this one might be an exception. It would be well suited to being wrapped around natural decor like Ghostwood or Cork Tubes, for an added effect of an established creeping vine. The photo above doesn't do it justice, and we'll try to get a better photo once we've had the opportunity to build an enclosure or two using one!
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40in long w/multiple vine offshoots!
 

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