6 Houseplants That Are Safe for Your Pets 6 Houseplants That Are Safe for Your Pets

6 Houseplants That Are Safe for Your Pets

Add the greenery without the worry with these beautiful pet-friendly houseplants!

It is important to know what plants are toxic to dogs and cats. That way, you can be sure that you always keep them away from your pets when they are in the house. These are some of the most common plants that will make your pets

What is plant toxicity?

Toxicity of a plant means they contain a substance that is poisonous or harmful to pets when ingested. If you suspect your pet has eaten a toxic plant, call the Pet Poison Helpline or your veterinarian.

Here are 6 easy-care, non-toxic plants that are safe for your furry pets:

1. Spider Plant

The spider plant is a simple houseplant that requires little care and grows well in low-light environments. Keeping a spider plant alive is great for beginners, as it requires almost no attention.

2. Peperomia

Tropical, hardy and compact, peperomia plants are easily grown in containers or as houseplants. They can be used to add a touch of color in entryways, bathrooms and offices. The small plants also make good gifts.

The plants thrive with minimal care and are very forgiving. They need little water and can be left unattended for several days without damage.

Allow yourself to fall in love with this beautiful plant!

3. Money Tree 

A money tree is an indoor plant that is thought to bring good luck and fortune.

It is a popular houseplant for those looking to grow their financial future.

(There's no harm in believing, right?)

4. Ferns⁠

Tropical ferns love the heat and thrive outdoors in full sun or partial shade (just bring them back inside during the cold season). They also enjoy moderate humidity.

5. Hoya

Hoyas (also known as wax plants) are the perfect house plant. With their classic, deep green, vining foliage and light pink, fragrant flowers they make an elegant addition to any room in the house without being too fussy. They add a bit of old-fashioned charm as. these plants are extremely long-lived, often remaining green for several decades or more; some varieties will even produce colorful flowers after many years.

6. Calathea 

Calathea is a genus of plants that are known for the unique leaf movements of patterned foliage. These plants come in many shapes, sizes, and colors, so you can find a Calathea that best suits your home.

There are many more plants that are approved as non-toxic for pets The ASPCA has an updated and current list for you to reference when shopping for your plants.

View the list here

Always remember:

Any time you introduce a new plant into your home, be sure to research it before allowing it around your pet. Some plants can cause serious injury to or even death of your pet if ingested or touched.