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Tacoma Plant

Posted: 20 May 2018, 13:07
by May
I think that i saw this plant on your website before but i can not find it now
is it safe for tortoise or not ? there are many trees near my home


Re: Tacoma Plant

Posted: 20 May 2018, 13:53
by lin
Hi May and thanks for contacting us about the Tecoma capensis.
It is a plant we have been asked about before so we really should get the entry on the website. We do have the entry ready and here is what we have said. Sadly not a feeder.
The Cape Honeysuckle is not related to the common Honeysuckle (Lonicera) of gardens, and is an evergreen shrub with scrambling stems and clusters of bright orange tubular flowers. Although this plant is not considered toxic, it is high in tannins and saponins and so we would not advise feeding it to a tortoise.
Hope this helps.