10 Houseplants That Are Safe For Cats And Dogs
Updated: Mar 19, 2020
Pets often like to play around plants and snack on them, but remember that many indoor plants can be toxic for our four-footed friends. So, here is a list of ten houseplants that will keep your pets safe in a green-filled home!
Haworthia Attenuata (Zebra Cactus)
Most cacti and succulents are toxic to pets. The zebra cactus, however, is safe.
White stripes cover the back of the leaves, resembling a Zebra stripe pattern.
This plant is almost always small, growing less than 6 inches tall. It needs little water and almost no maintenance.
Pellaea Rotundifolia (Button Fern)
Also called the round-leafed fern, the Button Fern is small compared to other ferns varieties. It's not as easy to find, but with good care, you'll enjoy it a long time.
Button Fern likes humid environments and bright/slightly shady spot.
Ceropegia Woodii (String Of Hearts)
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Also knows as Rosary Vine, this plant has lovely little heart-shaped leaves and can grow up to four feet long. String Of Hearts loves the heat but not direct sun.
Peperomia Argyreia (Watermelon Peperomia)
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Named "Watermelon" for its similarity to the rind of a watermelon, this Peperomia is easy to grow and makes a good choice for beginners. Place it in bright indirect light, and make sure not to over-water.
Maranta Leuconeura (Prayer Plant)
This plant is called Prayer Plant because, at night, its leaves fold upward like praying hands.
It typically grows to 12-15” tall. It prefers bright but indirect sunlight and does not like to be dry.
Livistona Chinensis (Chinese Fan Palm)
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Palms are generally all safe for cats and dogs, and they are all pretty easy to grow too.
This palm is adaptable to average home temperatures and likes to grow in part shade to full sun.
Chlorophytum Comosum (Spider Plant)
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The Spider Plant is an air-purifying warrior: it takes in toxins, making the air around us cleaner. It looks perfect when hanged, a solution that will also keep your pet from playing with it. It needs low to medium water and prefers nice bright light.
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Add a pop of color to your home with an African Violet. Its blossoms look typically blue or violet, with varying characteristics. African Violet will do best in moderately bright, indirect light and likes to be watered from the bottom.
This beautiful Japanese fern is a pet-safe plant that can keep your home naturally clean by removing harmful particles from the air! Crispy Wave can also transform CO2 into oxygen more effectively than most houseplants.
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Last but not least: our buddy Pilea! 100% pet safe and non-toxic, it's definitely our favorite.
Easy to care for, this plant is famous for giving birth to lots of babies to be propagated and shared with friends. Pilea likes bright indirect light and suffers from overwatering.