If you have pets and you’re planning to grow plants, you want to make sure that you’re growing Pet Friendly Houseplants. A playful dog or a curious cat may take a nibble of your houseplant, even if it is out of reach. You might think it’s not a problem, but think again: Some plants can cause tremors, seizures, and stomachaches for your beloved pets. There are plants that can be harmless to humans but are toxic to pets when ingested.
When pets are a part of your family, keeping them safe should be your number one priority. You can add texture and color to your home while still keeping your cats and dogs safe by adding these nontoxic pet-friendly plants to your home.
When it comes to growing indoor plants, one of the easiest ones to take care of, even for beginners, are spider plants.
Spider plants are a non-toxic houseplant that can purify the air in your home. Not only are spider plants easy to take care of, they’re also easy to grow even in low light conditions.
Known as an air plant, the Staghorn Fern grows best when you mount them on a board. Hanging this plant on a wall purifies the air and provides moisture.
The colors of the Calathea Rattlesnake, also known as the Prayer Plant, make it a great addition to any room. It can grow even in low light conditions.
The Calathea Rattlesnake requires weekly watering only. The purple undersides of the leaves can add warmth to any area.
The eye-catching hue and the soft curling leaves of the Tradescantia Zebrina can add a pop of color to any minimal decor.
The Tradescantia Zebrina thrives in a high hanging basket. It does not require any special care other than bright, indirect light.
Do you want a pet-safe indoor plant that blooms? Try adding an African Violet to your home.
This houseplant comes in a range of purple hues. It’s low maintenance and can grow even without any bright light.
Polka Dot Plant
Add a fun splash of pattern to any room, container, or terrarium with a Polka Dot Plant.
The Polka Dot Plant is available in different varieties of colors like pink and white. You can add them to small spaces or on tabletops as they are easy to grow.
Do you want to place festive plants around your home? Some festive plants can be toxic to your pets but not a Christmas Cactus.
The Christmas Cactus requires little care. It can easily adapt to low light constraints. You can cut and replant them and place them in every room.
You can keep plants and pets in your home together. Add a pop of color to any room without sacrificing the security of your pets with these pet-friendly plants.
The good news is that Air Plants are safe for our furry friends. So if one of your fur babies happen to take a nip there will be no horrifying reaction. On the other hand… that nip can be harmful to the plants. So moral of the story is to keep plants out of reach.
You can bring a wonderful tropical look into your home with a Bamboo Palm as long as you give it a sun filled home.
If you choose another Palm Tree… check it out because some Palms are harmful to pets.
There are many ivy’s that are toxic to pets by now Swedish Ivy. You can safely grow this lovely plant with no fear.
Swedish Ivy looks totally amazing in hanging planters!
It is so very important to be very careful when you are picking out the plants for your home. You always want to keep your fur babies out of danger! The plants above are really great choices and they are also fabulous plants.
If you have ANY QUESTION about the toxicity of a houseplant… PLEASE check with the ASPCA List for Non-Toxic and Toxic Plants
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