These gorgeous leathery leaves are a great addition to any gecko enclosure. We love all the unique twists and turns of the leaves that act as naturally formed hideaways for small reptiles, inverts, and microfauna. They’re also a great food source for live clean up crews…isopods will eat these down to a creepily beautiful leaf skeleton.
We collect our Magnolia leaves weekly for our own pesticide-free tree. Our Dry Whole Leaves are hand-washed & air-dried until fully brown, and come with simple sterilization instructions for those who choose to take that step. These fully dried leaves have a faster breakdown than our Fresh Fallen Magnolia, but not the super-fast breakdown of Mulch, so they’re a really fantastic choice as a long-term food source for isopods. In full leaf form, they’ll also double as a humid region on the soil surface which makes them excellent for isopod varieties who prefer a little more dry out in the soil. And they smell great too!
Geckos, frogs, arachnids…really any tank inhabitants will enjoy hiding out in the leaf litter layer and/or sneaking about amongst the leaves. So in addition to being functional, Magnolia Leaves also provide enrichment to your animals.
All Magnolia Leaves are natural products and will vary in size, shape, and color. The leaves pictured here are examples of the leaves we have available, but may not be the actual leaves you receive. The number of leaves received in each package may vary depending on the size of each individual leaf in the pack. Our leaves are carefully packed whole, however because the Fully Dried leaf is more fragile than our Fresh Fallen option, it is possible that some leaf breakage may occur in transit.