When your pets are your family, keeping them safe is a top priority. Houseplants are often a hazard to pets. They can cause tummy aches and digestive problems if chewed on by our furry family and can cause a huge mess if knocked over time and time again.
One way to protect your house, your home, and your pets is to choose pet-friendly houseplants. These nontoxic plants still bring the color, texture, and air purification to your home without worry. By choosing your plants carefully, you can enjoy the beauty of houseplants and maintain happy and healthy pets.
1. Aluminum Plant
The aluminum plant doesn’t sound beautiful, but it pops a bright surprise of gray-and-green leaves that make it a perfect option for the home. It’s one of many great easy-care houseplants safe for pets.
2. African Violet
If you’re looking for something that blooms, look no further than the classic African Violet. This pet-safe flower is a hardworking houseplant that comes in a range of purple hues. Best of all, it’s easy to care for, low maintenance and thrives without bright light.
3. Christmas Cactus
Of course, any pet who wants to play with a cactus is likely to get poked, but Christmas cacti are thankfully not poisonous houseplants for pets like cats and dogs. Be careful to choose the Christmas cacti as opposed to their counterpart amaryllis.
4. Friendship Plant
The friendship plant is a pet-friendly houseplant named for the ease with which it can be divided and shared. While pets are often drawn to the fuzzy, crinkly leaves – it is completely nontoxic.
5. Lace Flower Vine or Chocolate Soldier
If you’re looking for a hanging basket option, the pretty lace flower vine is a great choice. This one is easy to keep out of reach of pets, but even a persistent climbing kitty will be safe with this option.
6. Parlor Palm
A parlor palm is a great plant for beginners and perfect for pet owners. It’s a small tree that thrives in low light conditions, doesn’t require a lot of maintenance and is safe for both cats and dogs.
7. Polka Dot Plant
This fun-patterned plant is perfect for adding a fun splash of patterns and colors to miniature gardens, terrariums, mixed containers, and more. It is versatile, whimsical, and completely nontoxic for all pets.
8. Prayer Plant or Calathea
A prayer plant is a great plant for shelves and end tabled, topping out at 6-8 inches. The red, cream and green leaves curl up at night and greet you in the morning. This interactive plant is easy to grow and safe for pets and kids.
9. Spider Plant
This classic indoor plant maintains its popularity for good reason. It thrives also most anywhere, is cat and dog friendly, and works in both pots and hanging baskets beautifully.
Of course, we still recommend putting plants out of reach of pets, in area where they won’t be bothered, but regardless of how mischievous your four-legged friend may be, these plants are safe for any pet-lover’s home.
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