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Keep your dogs, cats and other furry friends safe with these pet safe indoor house plants. All of these plants are classed as non toxic to pets according to ASPCA.
Not only are these plants non toxic to pets, but they also look amazing and will add a gorgeous touch of greenery to any room.
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What plants are safe for my pets to eat?
Whilst these plants are non toxic to pets (i.e. they aren’t poisonous to them), it’s still not a good idea to allow your pets to eat any plant.
Most non toxic indoor plants can still cause an upset stomach, vomiting and diarrhoea if they eat too much of them.
To help you navigate this minefield and keep your beloved furry safe, here are the best non toxic, pet friendly indoor house plants (so even if your pet does decide to take a bite, they will be okay!).
15 Pet Friendly Indoor House Plants
1. African Violet
African Violets are blooming plants which not only look amazing with their purple flowers, but they are non toxic to animals even if they nibble the plant. It’s low maintenance, and thrives in low light. Just keep the soil relatively moist.
2. Boston Fern
Boston Ferns are perfect if you want to add a touch of darker greenery to your home. Great for air purification, these plants are perfectly safe to be around pets. Boston Ferns typically like indirect light, high humidity and moist soil.
3. Cast Iron Plant
Cast Iron plants are one of the hardest plants to kill. Perfect for beginners or those with busy schedules, cast iron plants can withstand irregular waterings, low humidity, temperature changes and low light.
4. Maidenhair Fern
Similar to the Boston Fern, the Maindenhair Fern is non toxic to pets, but is super easy to keep. Maidenhairs like indirect light, high humidity and moist soil. Bathrooms would be a good place to keep these little beauties.
5. Friendship Plant
Often given as gifts, friendship plants are safe for pets. Even if they take a bite from the furry, crinkly leaves, rest assured they will be okay. Friendship plants love low light and love humidity.
6. Lace Flower
Lace flowers are so pretty, and look great in a hanging basket. If a pet should make their way up to one of these baskets, don’t worry, no harm will be done.
Place this beautiful plant in a place with bright, indirect sunlight and water whenever the soil starts to feel dry.
7. Parlor Palm
Looking to add a bigger plant to your indoor living area? The Parlor Palm can grow up to 8 feet, although 4 feet is more common, and is perfect for pet owners. Non toxic to our furry friends, yet super low maintenance.
Tolerates most light conditions, including low light. Water when the top inch of the soil is dry.
8. Spider Plant
A firm favourite, spider plants are great air purifiers and are not harmful to pets. Easy to keep too.
9. Prayer Plant
One of the easiest houseplants to grow, the prayer plant with its red, green and white striped leaves make it an attractive option to pet owners.
Topping out at six to eight inches, this little plant is perfect for compact spaces such as tables and bookshelves. Simply keep in medium-low light and let the soil dry out in between waterings.
10. Watermelon Plant
Staying shorter than 12 inches, these attractive looking gray and green plants are ideal for pet owners.
It tolerates most light conditions, including low light so can be placed in most areas of the home. Water when the top inch of the soil is dry.
11. Ponytail Palm
Ponytail palms make excellent indoor plants, and they are safe for cats and dogs. Ponytail palms are great if you’re looking for a bigger indoor plant.
They’re easy to grow, are drought resistant and are one of the most common varieties of palm.
If you’re looking to add a bit of colour to your home, bromeliads are the perfect indoor house plant for you.
They are pet safe despite their beautiful flowers, grow in low light and are easy to find in garden stores.
13. Lipstick Plants
Named for their lipstick shaped flowers, lipstick plants are beautiful when they’ve bloomed.
Safe for cats and dogs, lipstick plants are perfect for pet owners wanting to add a touch of colour to their homes. Lipstick plants thrive in bright light, and love wet soil.