Plants That Are Safe For Pets

“Animals are reliable, many full of love, true in their affections, predictable in their actions, grateful and loyal. Difficult standards for people to live up to.” – Alfred A. Montapert   

When you buy something for the house, you make sure that is safe for our family, that no one is allergic to it, and that is safe for every member of the family. But do you think about your pets? They are the most vulnerable creatures as they often act spontaneously.

When it comes to plants, it is a known fact that pets love to chew them. No one knows why, but you’ll often find your dog or your cat wandering near the plant and chewing the leaves. Since it is impossible to keep houseplants away from pets, you can make sure to get pet friendly plants.

Here is a list of house plants, which are safe for cats and dogs to eat:

Spider Plant

Spider Plant

One of the most popular house plants, they not only fit perfectly to your house décor but are safe for your little furry friends. The spider plants are non-toxic, which means even if your pet chews the leaves, it will not harm them. Brown points- spider plant can thrive in low light & moisture.

Basil Plant

Potted Basil

Growing herbs can be really tempting as they can not only be consumed but also have medicinal value. But remember, just because you can consume them does not mean your pets can too. While many herbs can be toxic for your little furry friends, basil is absolutely safe.

Echeveria Plant

Safe for pets

Native to semi desert areas of Mexico, this beautiful rose shaped succulent, is safe for your pets. Apart from being non-toxic, Echeveria plants are super easy to care for and even survive droughts.

Haworthia Zebra Plant

Haworthia Plant

The attractive, low maintenance Haworthia Zebra plant is a popular choice among house plants. This plant is related to aloes, which are toxic to pets and children, but unlike aloes, haworthia is non-toxic for your pets. Treat this plant with plenty of sunlight, and keep it happy by watering it once a week.

Areca Palm

Areca Palm

The beautiful butterfly palm is perfect to add liveliness to the room. This gorgeous plant filters xylene and toluene from the air and is absolutely safe for your pets. Make sure you place the plant in a bright room and water it when you feel the soil seems dry.

Bromeliad Plant

Bromeliad Plant

Adding zest to the room with colours, bromeliad plants are attractive and one of the best houseplants. These gorgeous succulents are easy on you and your pets. It requires moderate attention, and perfect for beginners.

Phalaenopsis Orchid Plant

Orchid

Sweet smelling & heavenly orchid plant is the perfect option if you are looking to add pet friendly flowering plants to your collection. Although they are not harmful to your pets but do not chew the potting mix of this plant as it contains a large amount of bark.

Bird’s Nest Fern Plant

Bird Nest Fern

Native to Hawaii & Pacific Islands, Bird’s Nest Fern is a very slow growing plant. The plant is safe for your pets, and get brownie points for the fact that it can survive in low-light conditions. They are beautiful additions to homes, rock gardens, and patios.

African Violet Plant

African Violet

The popular and beautiful flowering house plant African Violet is safe for your pets. The plant is not exactly edible but isn’t toxic either. In addition to adding colour to your house, while being safe for your pets, the plant is low-maintenance.

Calathea Rattlesnake

Calathea Rattlesnake

Calathea Lancifolia

The intriguing calathea rattlesnake plant with beautiful stripes is an excellent house plant. The plant is pet-friendly and is sure to add elegance to the room.

Keep your pets safe & happy with these beautiful plants!

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