The Good and The Toxic Plants for Bearded Dragons
Put Together for Bearded Dragon Obsession
by Debbie Shannon


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The following is a list of plants that are known to be safe for Bearded Dragons, not a list of what plants you can put in their enclosure but which plants are safe if eaten by mistake. Some of this information was found at Melissa Kaplan's Edible Plants List. Remember, when buying plants from a store, you have to replant them and wait 6 to 12 weeks for the pesticides to "grow out" before feeding.

Following that is a list of plants that can be toxic for Bearded Dragons. Some of this information was found at Reptiles Magazine or Austrailian Beardies.

The Good Plants for Bearded Dragons

Alfalfa


Astilbe


Baby's Tears


Basil
(leaf, flower)

Carnation
(petal)

Chamomile, English


Chinese Lantern
(flower)

Clover


Dahlia
(flower head)

Dandelion
(flower, leaf)

Daylilies
(flower)

Draceana
(corn plant)

Fennel


Ficus

(leaf)

Geranium

(leaf, flower)

Grape (leaf, fruit)

NOT ornamental ivy!

Hens and Chicks


Hibiscus, Blue

(flower, leaf)

Hibiscus, Grandiflora

(petal)

Hibiscus, Tropical

(flower, leaf)

Hollyhock

(flower, leaf)

Impatiens


Johnny-Jump-Up Viola
(flower)

Lavendar


Maple
(leaf)

Mesquite
(leaf)

Mint/Peppermint


Mulberry
(leaf)

Nasturtium
(flower, leaf)

Oregano


Pansies
(flower)

Pea, Green Bean
(leaf, pod)

Petunia


Phlox


Pothos
(leaf)

Rose
(petal)

Rose-of-Sharon
(petal)

Rosemary
(leaf, flower)

Sage
(leaf, flower)

Spider Plant
(leaf; sap may be skin irritant)

Split-Leaf Philodendron
(leaf)

Squash/Zucchini
(flower)

Thyme
(leaf, flower)

Violets - NOT AFRICAN
(leaf, flower)

Wandering Jew
(leaf; sap may be skin irritant)

Yucca
(flower)





The TOXIC Plants for Bearded Dragons
This part of the page is still being worked on

Acokanthera
(flower fruit)

Aconite
(leaf root, seed flower)

African Lily
(foliage bulb)

Aloe
(succulent foliage)In large quantities

Amaryllis
(all but root)

Amsinckia
(foliage, seed)

Anemone
(leaf flower)

Angel’s Trumpet
(flower, leaf, seed)

Apple
(crushed seed)

Apricot
(inner seed)

Arrowhead Vine
(foliage, fruit)

Autumn Crocus
(bulb)

Avocado
(all)

Azalea
(foliage, flower)

Balsam Pear, Bitter Melon


Baneberry
(foliage, fruit)

Begonia
(blossoms, tuber foliage)

Belladonna
(fruit)

Betal Nut Palm
(all)

Birds of Paradise
(flower, foliage, seed)

Bittersweet Nightshade


Black Locust
(bark sprout, foliage)

Bleeding Heart
(flower, foliage, root)

Bloodroot
(all)

Bluebonnet
(flower, leaf)

Boston Ivy
(all)

Bottle Brush
(flower)

Boxwood
(leaf stem)

Braken Fern


Buckeye
(nut sprout)

Buckthorn


Burdock




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