Ruellia Tuberosa

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Andreaza
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Ruellia Tuberosa

Post by Andreaza » 07 Apr 2018, 14:02

Hello! Im kinda new here
I have 3 red foots (or yellow foots, im not too sure) and I live in Venezuela. Im trying to find more greens to add to my tortoises' diet and I noticed there's some Ruellia Tuberosa outside my house. I saw the entry on the Ruellia spp. but I just want to make sure since I've heard some Ruellia species can be toxic

And if they ARE safe to feed, should I give them the flowers or the leaves (or both)?
Thanks!

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lin
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Re: Ruellia Tuberosa

Post by lin » 07 Apr 2018, 14:27

I can find no evidence of toxicity of the R. tuberosa so providing your plants havnt been treated with anything I would say both the flowers and leaves are fine.

Hope thats helpful and if there is anything else we can do then get back to us.

Lin

Andreaza
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Re: Ruellia Tuberosa

Post by Andreaza » 07 Apr 2018, 14:48

Alright thank you very much! I dont think the plants were treated with anything, they kind of grew on their own! lol
I'll feed some to my torts and see how they like them

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