Exo-Terra Plastic Croton Shrub Exo-Terra Plastic Croton Shrub – Not all terrarium conditions allow live plants to grow or thrive for numerous reasons. Some areas are too hot or too dry for live plants whereas others might require different light requirements, or simply can be eaten by the reptiles. Exo Terra’s artificial plants are copies of their natural counterparts and are easier to maintain. These plants offer the same advantages as live plants; decorative, creating hiding spots, enlarge the dwelling area, etc. Easy to clean and maintain Can be used in conjunction with real plants Creates natural hiding spots for reptiles and amphibians.