These 10 pet-friendly house plants are non-toxic to dogs and cats and are a great choice for pet owners to have. Indoor plants are a great decor accessory. Some plants also offer health benefits like air purification. They can, however, come with certain risks. Toxicity being the main one to be aware of, especially if you have pets.
Some plants are toxic to pets and can cause a lot of harm. If you have pets and are considering becoming a plant parent, it’s safer to go with a per-friendly plant. These pet-friendly house plants are the type of plants you want to bring into your home.
As a pet owner, the safety of your pet is really important and that extends to your indoor plant decor.
10 Non-toxic pet friendly house plants
The indoor plants featured on this list don’t carry the risk of causing harm to your pets. They have mild to no effects when ingested. But as a best practice, it’s always advisable to keep plants away from pets as much as possible. It’s a safer approach and a habit worth having. You never know when you may acquire a plant that carries some toxicity effect.
Please note that some non-toxic plants may cause stomach upset when ingested. Especially in cats.
These 10 pet friendly house plants are safe for both cats and dogs. If you have other pets, additional research is required.
Boston fern is a great-looking house plant that will instantly uplift your indoor decor. They look great both outdoors and indoors. Its beauty makes it a great choice for both interior and exterior decor. It’s common to find Boston fern at weddings, front porches, living rooms, kitchens, etc.
This humidity-loving plant will thrive best in moist areas like the bathroom. They look fantastic in hanging baskets and brighten up any indoor space they’re in.
They’re happy in indirect sunlight and enjoy some good plant food every 2 or so months or when required. This beautiful indoor plant also works well to rid the air of toxins.
This gorgeous flowering plant is one that will brighten up any indoor space. This very decorative plant is also safe for pets.
With multicolored blossoms that you can find in white, pink, red, yellow, and orange. It’s not uncommon to find this plant adorning wedding bouquets. They’re just so gorgeous.
Barberton daisies bloom well from seeds and thrive better in the summer. Some people grow them outdoors in the summer and move them indoors in winter.
They only require moisture as at when needed as overwatering can cause their root to rot. So a nice well-drained soil will keep them nice and happy.
A small indoor palm tree that adds so much fun and beauty to any room. Parlour palm is one of the most popular indoor plants, and rightly so. Not only is this plant well to look at, but it can also purify the air and improve indoor air quality. It’s effortless to grow and can grow very fast into a much taller palm.
This indoor plant doesn’t need much light to thrive. It’ll do just fine in a low-light living room or bathroom. It’s effortless to care for, and its’ not toxic to pets.
Spider plant is the best houseplant for a new plant parent. A great starter plant for kids or anyone looking to start their indoor plant journey. This plant is straightforward to care for and so resilient it’s almost impossible to kill. They can easily adapt to any environment. You can place them in any part of your home, whether indoors or outdoors, and they’ll thrive.
Hang or place them in a pot and watch them grown and increase your home decor value. This plant is straightforward to propagate and comes in a few different varieties, making it even more fun to own. They purify the air of toxins and are non-toxic to pets.
Or air plants, as they’re commonly called, come in different varieties. All of which are equally safe for pets. They can grow on practically any surface in and around the home. This means they’re the perfect home decor plant as they can be displayed anywhere. As the name suggests, these plants don’t need any soil and are super easy to take care of, as you would imagine.
From walls to terrariums to wood, you can place them anywhere. This is a beginner-friendly plant that requires minimal effort to thrive. They thrive best in moist areas and absorb moisture from the environment. Which makes them a great bathroom plant to have.
A nice and attractive flowering indoor plant with glossy green foliage and colorful flower heads. These exotic plants get their nutrients from the air, just like air plants. Bromeliads are moisture-absorbing plants that thrive best in areas of high humidity. They also like to be placed in areas of bright indirect light.
This low-maintenance houseplant is safe for pets. It requires minimal effort to keep alive and comes in different varieties. Each of which adds a nice decor touch to any indoor area. From pink ones to giant ones, there’s a type of bromeliad to help reduce the humidity of your home.
This flowering plant comes in many varieties and each with its own benefits. Some are easy to care for, while others require a bit more care. Some smell really nice, and others not so much. The Dendrobium and moth orchids variety both features on the NASA list to get rid of toxins in the air.
Orchids have a decorative appeal in and out of bloom.
Orchids love humidity and absorb moisture from the air. They can, however, be prone to overwatering, so only water about once a week. They need fertilizer to thrive, and it’s important to get the right plant food for orchids. They’ll do well when placed in areas of indirect sunlight.
This beautiful plant comes in different variations. With different bloom colors, sizes, and shapes, there’s something to suit everyone.
This is a popular plant to give as a gift to someone. They stay small and will fit in most spaces. They add so much beauty and color to any room when they’re in bloom.
They require bright indirect sunlight all year round in order to thrive and blossom. A plant grow light will help ensure your African violet stays flowery during the winter months. These plants don’t need too much water, and with the right type of soil, they’ll thrive very well.
Calatheas come under a group of plants called prayer-plants. They come in so many gorgeous varieties that grow to be of different sizes. But they all share common features. Their leaves are very mobile as they tend to fold at different times of the day. These high humidity-loving plants require medium to bright light to thrive.
They can be a bit tricky to grow with specific water and humidity requirements. But they add a lot of decor benefits and are safe for pets. There are some easy calathea varieties to grow that are definitely worth looking into.
This blooming cactus plant is a festive plant that brings joy and brightness. A beautiful succulent that’s really easy to propagate, and it comes in various bloom colors. It’s a great gift to give people to put in their homes to liven up their indoor space. This is a low-maintenance plant that only needs to be watered when the soil is dry, which could be anywhere from 1 to 3 weeks.
Christmas cactus thrive best in areas of bright natural indirect sunlight.
A nice breathable cactus soil mix is essential to the health of a Christmas cactus. And good plant food will go a long way to help it thrive better during the growing season.
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Jill Davis grew up on army bases in the USA and Germany and has spent her adult life on the East Coast. She resides in Virginia where she gets to enjoy lots of hiking trails, kayaking, and other outdoor adventures. No recipe intimidates her and she is always up to try most foods. Her second language is sarcasm and she always looks for the good in life.