You love your pets and you love your plants, but at times they simply do not mix. If you have a pet that likes to occasionally take a nibble on your plants, it is necessary to choose plants that won’t cause harm to your fur-babies. Luckily there are number of plants that can add beauty into your house and are safe for your beloved pets.
Here are some houseplants that are pet-friendly:
- Friendship Plant:
Friendship plant is a non-toxic and a safe plant for your pets, even if they chew or bite on their fuzzy & crinkly leaves. It's one of the best pet-friendly plants to put on full display in any room in your home, including the bedroom, where it will be safe.
- African Violet:
African violets are one of the most popular flowering safe houseplants for pets. With indirect sunlight, they will bloom beautifully and their flowers would add a great colorful addition in your house.
- Mini Money Tree:
This popular pet-friendly plant has glossy leaves. Give them bright light, and let it dry after you water them. Legend says it is meant to bring good luck into your home.
- Spider Plant:
Spider plants have strappy and arching leaves, this pet-friendly plant is great for hanging baskets. Also known as ribbon plant or airplane plant, the spider plant is non-toxic to cats and dogs and will tolerate a wide range of light, moisture, and soil conditions.
- Venus Flytrap:
Not only Venus Flytrap is a pet friendly plant but it is also a very low-maintenance plant. These carnivorous plants can make a fun addition to your houseplant collection. They will not be harmful for your pets, so a curious nibble will not harm your pets
- Polka Dot Plant:
This beautiful plant grows up to 3 feet tall. Even though it is non-toxic to cats & dogs, sensitive pets can experience mild digestive problems if they consume large quantities of a polka dot plant.
If you love Orchids you can add them in your list of pet-friendly plants. Dogs and cats who love to chew may get into trouble in the potting mix, which often is made up of bark chips. The chips aren't toxic but may cause tummy troubles if swallowed.
- Baby Tears:
These tiny leaves look great on a hanging basket and can make great houseplants. This plant can attract your cats, even if you place this high up hanging, your feline friend may just find a way to reach it. But don’t worry, your cat cannot get harmed through it.
- Prayer Plant:
Prayer plant has a beautiful red-veined leaves that curls up at night, giving its name. It is ideal for small spaces like bookshelves. It is one of the easiest houseplants to grow and also safe for pets.