Tithonia diversifolia (Mexican Sunflower)

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Tithonia diversifolia (Mexican Sunflower)

Post by Dwjandmaj » 22 May 2018, 22:52

Is this safe for torts?
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Re: Tithonia diversifolia (Mexican Sunflower)

Post by lin » 23 May 2018, 11:48

From what I have been researching it appears that Tithonia Diversifolia is used as a 'fixer' for things like nitrogen and phospherous to be used as a green manure for planting and raising levels of such things in soils.
This indicates that it would not be a plant to give to tortoises so I am afraid I would suggest to err on the side of caution and avoid this one.
Hopefully when someone gets time they will add to what I have said.

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