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Pet-friendly Indoor Plants

Updated: Nov 5, 2023

So if you are reading this, chances are that you have a very tactile pet that enjoys pulling things apart with their mouth. It's one thing when they are pulling apart your socks but a bit more dangerous when they pull up plants in the garden. Dogs especially, love to venture into potted plants or newly planted beds and do their own landscaping.

Here's a list of pet-friendly houseplants that are generally considered safe for cats and dogs. However, it's important to note that while these plants are less toxic than others, some pets might still be sensitive to certain plants. Always monitor your pets' behaviour around new plants and consult with a veterinarian if you suspect any issues.

Spider Plant (Chlorophytum comosum):

Spider plants are known for being safe for pets and are easy to care for. They have arching green and white leaves that add a touch of elegance to indoor spaces.

Areca Palm (Dypsis lutescens):

Areca palms are non-toxic and can add a tropical feel to your home. Their feathery fronds create a lush and vibrant appearance.

Bamboo Palm (Chamaedorea seifrizii):

Bamboo palms are pet-friendly and can thrive in low-light conditions. They have attractive, slender stems with delicate, green fronds.

Boston Fern (Nephrolepis exaltata):

Boston ferns are safe for pets and are known for their lush, feathery foliage. They require moderate humidity and indirect light.

Money Tree (Pachira aquatica):

Money trees are considered safe for pets and are believed to bring good luck. They have braided trunks and shiny, green leaves.

African Violet (Saintpaulia spp.):

African violets are safe for pets and produce charming clusters of colorful, velvety flowers. They're great for adding a pop of color indoors.

Calathea (Calathea spp.):

Many species of calathea are non-toxic to pets. They are known for their stunning foliage with various patterns and colors.

Peperomia (Peperomia spp.):

Peperomias are pet-friendly and come in a wide variety of leaf shapes and textures. They're relatively low-maintenance and can thrive in indirect light.

Air Plants (Tillandsia spp.):

Air plants are safe for pets and don't require soil to grow. They can be displayed in creative ways, such as hanging or mounted on decorative objects.

Zebra Plant (Haworthiopsis attenuata):

Zebra plants have distinctive white stripes on their leaves and are safe for pets. They're part of the succulent family and prefer bright, indirect light.

Remember that while these plants are generally safe, individual pets may have different sensitivities. It's always a good idea to observe your pets' behavior around new plants and consult with a veterinarian if you have concerns about specific plants and their effects on your pets.

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