Two of the greatest joys in life are pets and plants. Unfortunately, there are many common plants that can be toxic to our four-legged friends if ingested. With that said, there’s no need to sacrifice one for the other – there are plenty of beautiful pet-friendly plants that you can keep in your home while keeping your furry friends safe and secure. strong.
To find out exactly which pet-friendly plants are safest and which are best avoided, we spoke to a number of plant experts. Spokesperson from UrbanStems told us that some of the safest plants for pets include “spider plants, African violets, air plants, phalaenopsis orchids, peperomioides stakes, and certain succulents like echeveria.” According to Ellie Horn, factory brand marketing manager Modern sprouts.
Of course, pets are bound to get a little curious when it comes to any new plant friends you bring home, so it’s important to note that while these plants are generally considered safe, for pets, but “the non-toxic plant can still cause stomach upset and could cause your pet to vomit, cough, or sneeze,” says Horn. Be sure to contact your veterinarian immediately if you notice any unusual pet behavior after ingestion.
It’s also best to know which plants are the most harmful to pets. “Among the most damaging plants are lilies, tulip bulbs, azaleas, amaryllis, English ivy, chrysanthemums, pothos, aloe and primrose,” Horn told us. “They’re beautiful without a doubt, but these are the plants you want to avoid growing around your bushy family member to avoid potentially disease.”
Scroll down to see 16 of the best pet-friendly pets available today.
Noisy and easily adaptable to almost any location in your home, spider plants are a great addition to any space and require low to bright indirect sunlight. Another reason to love this plant, aside from it being easy to care for and pet-friendly, is its air-purifying properties.
If you have a bright and sunny spot that you are looking to decorate with a new plant, this pretty olive tree is the perfect choice for you and your pet. It requires six to seven hours of sunlight and is completely safe for furry friends.
With long leaves and bright green color, this bird’s nest fern will add a beautiful splash of green wherever you place it. It thrives in indirect sunlight with moist soil and is non-toxic to humans and pets.
This purple-spotted orchid is both beautiful and pet-safe and easy to care for. Just make sure to add two ice cubes per week to keep the body healthy and hydrated.
This pretty plant with round, coin-shaped leaves is also known as the Chinese money tree and is great for propagation, as it can multiply in size overnight.
This beautiful calathea has light and dark striped leaves that move up and down throughout the day as if being worshiped, earning it the nickname ‘prayer tree’. But fear not – while it may get the attention of your furry family members, it’s not toxic to pets.
Looking for a larger, easy-care plant? This bamboo palm tree can grow up to 8 feet tall and is a great air purifier for your home. It is also known as pet-friendly living room brush.
One of the pet-friendly plants that are easy to care for is the succulent echeveria. Its rose-like shape is beautiful while it only needs light watering every two to three weeks as the soil dries out.
Here’s another beautiful and colorful display of pet-friendly orchids to spice up your space. These are low maintenance plants that only need a little warm water weekly.
With two-tone leaves, this little red prayer plant is nothing short of boring. Pet-friendly and perfect for placing on a windowsill near bright, indirect sunlight, this eye-catching plant requires moist soil and a light mist to grow.
The money tree is not only loved for its non-toxic, pet-friendly properties, but it’s also a symbol of prosperity and is easy to care for – especially since it’s grown in a cute blue pot.
It’s hard to believe this impressively beautiful plant is pet-friendly with its yellow and red spines, but it’s actually safe for dogs and cats.
Majesty palm trees, also known as cat palms, are pet-safe and thrive in humidity with bright, indirect light, making them perfect for tropical climates.
Air plants only grow in the air – the air! These pet-friendly beauties require no soil, but need weekly watering to thrive. Place them in any pretty pot that gets indirect sunlight and you’re good to go.
Liven up any space with this beautiful peperomia. Known for its stripes and rounded watermelon-like leaves, it is easy to care for and non-toxic to pets.
Non-toxic to pets and has cute little raindrop-shaped leaves? Sign us up! Rubber tree has succulent leaves, tolerates little water, so this is also a very easy plant to take care of.