Leaf Litter Substrates
All four of the most popular type of leaf litter for live vivariums
Appropriate for use in vivariums & more
Probably the most commonly used leaf litter today, since the perfectly sized small leaves resist breaking down while looking great. A long-lasting leaf litter in any vivarium.
Our most inexpensive leaf litter. Magnolia is most commonly used with larger species, or by those who chop-up leaf litter before adding it to an enclosure, due to it's larger leaf size. It's thicker leaves are very long lasting in a vivarium.
Very similar to our standard Live Oak leaf litter, only with the leaves being slightly larger on average & also more curled. A long-lasting leaf litter in any vivarium.
Sea grape leaves are flat and thick, making them perfect for vivarium use. These sit flat against the substrate to allow for an even walking space for more terrestrial herp species, and are very long lasting in a vivarium.
While our leaf litter is hand picked, & debris-free, it's always a worthwhile practice to process leaf litter before using it in a live environment. The added peace of mind is worth the 5 minute procedure, and it carries all the same benefits of processing plants, only even easier.
Step 2: Drain & refill pot with fresh water
Step 3: Carefully boil leaves for 2-3 minutes
Step 4: Strain the leaves & allow them to cool before use