Pet-Friendly Houseplants

Pet-Friendly Houseplants

Pet-Friendly Houseplants

Over the past few years, we've learned the importance of making our homes our sanctuaries. After work, events, etc. all we want to do is kick our shoes off, grab a snack, and stream our favorite TV show. Part of creating a zen home is adding plants. Plants help purify the air, improve moods, and can aid with memory. However as pet parents we know that dogs and cats can be curious about plants, which can lead to eating or touching them. Plants that are toxic to pets can cause illnesses, digestion issues, or skin irritations, and in serious cases death. One way to prevent this is to place your plants in hard to reach areas. But the best way to keep your pets safe is to avoid toxic plants altogether.

Here is a list of just SOME of the plants that you can bring into your home without worrying your pet will be harmed:

Baby Tears

Baby Tears pet safe plant

African Violet

Boston Fern

Boston Fern pet safe plant

Swedish Ivy


Calathea pet safe plant

Aluminum Plant

Spider Plant

Spider Plant pet safe plant

Friendship Plant

Chinese Money Plant

Chinese Money Plant pet safe plant



Orchid pet safe plant

Herbs such as basil, rosemary, thyme, and sage are safe for pets and can aid in pet health.

Finally, there are many succulents and airplants that are safe for pets, such as echeveria and haworthia. However, do more research as some are not.

    This list is by no means exhaustive of the many plants you can have inside your home. Rather, this is a jumping off point for parents to know that they have plenty of options to bring greenery into their lives. We hope this helps you create a home that you love returning to each and every day.

    For more information about which plants that are toxic and non-toxic to pets, head to the ASPCA website.

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