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Greetings, below is an excerpt from the White’s Frog Care Guide available on the Critter Depot site.
“Most tropical plants can be planted right on top of the screening for the drainage level of the substrate. The roots will go through the screen eventually, lending additional support to the plant. If you decide to remove the plant for some reason, bear this in mind in order to avoid ripping out more of the substrate than you intended. Popular choices include begonias, philodendron, pothos, aloe, spider plants, ficus, and dracaenas. They can be planted directly into the enclosure substrate and lightly watered a few times a week. Pepperomia sp., Hoya sp., and a number of attractive tropical mosses can make for a nice tableau. Small bromeliads for decorative purposes are sometimes used, but can rot if kept continually damp. If they are used, the keeper may need to replace them annually. Floating Crystalwort (Riccia fluitans), is a favorite of arboreal frog keepers as a carpet forming plant. As long as it is kept moist it will grow like a weed and the frogs love it.”
Hope this was helpful. Several of the care guides on the site go into great detail about bio-active set-ups, although the White’s guide is not one of them. Perhaps you will find the wisdom you seek by cruising through the various guides and getting a feel for the pros and cons of bio-active set-ups, which I am actually a big fan of.