Manzanita is a very hard, durable wood from the arid regions of the western part of the United States. Our manzanita is legally and sustainably collected from private lands in California, then sand blasted for cleanliness. Manzanita holds up very well in almost any environment, from an arid desert terrarium, to a humid rainforest vivarium, to even an aquarium! Once placed in a humid environment, manzanita quickly darkens to a dark brown color, fitting right in with a naturalistic vivarium. Manzanita from Josh's Frogs is perfect for providing a hardscape in your tank!