Our Top 10 Pet Friendly Plants

Plants and pets make a happy, vibrant home. However, when our pets take interest in sampling the local foliage, it’s best to be sure the plants they can reach are safe. Here are our top 10 Pet Friendly Plants that pet parents can enjoy, worry-free.

1) Boston Fern

Boston Fern

Boston Ferns are beautiful AND useful, as they’re excellent at purifying the air in our homes. Enjoy them indoors year-round, or use them as a modern outdoor patio or porch accent in the summer months. There’s a reason it’s our number 1 Pet Friendly Plant!

2) Peperomia
Peperomia

Peperomia have a striking foliage with oval shaped, waxy leaves. This plant will thrive in a nice warm living room, with indirect light.

3) CalatheaCalathea

A bold and beautiful houseplant, Calathea varieties look good even without flowers. Calathea’s fancy, non-toxic foliage makes it one of the pet friendly plants that are perfect for tabletops or hangers. As the plants grow (eventually, they can get up to about 3 feet or so, but they are slow growers) they’re fantastic floor plants or featured on low plant stands.

 

4) Parlour PalmParlour Palm

The Parlor Palm (Neanthe bella) is the quintessential houseplant – the proof is right in the name! Growing a parlor palm tree indoors is ideal because it grows very slowly and thrives in low light and cramped space. It’s also an excellent air purifier and can withstand an occasional curious nibble.

 

5) Spider PlantSpider Plant

Spider Plants are among the easiest pet friendly plants to grow. With dangling, strappy leaves, it’s named for the spider-like plantlets that it produces over time. Use in a variety of spaces, including bright, sunny spots, or in indirect light.

 

6) Cast Iron Plant (Aspidistra elatior)

Cast Iron Plant Apridistra elatior

The Cast Iron Plant is named for its ability to survive a wide range of conditions. If you’re looking for low-maintenance greenery that can survive low light, low humidity, irregular watering, and temperature fluctuation, the Cast Iron Plant is THE pet friendly plant for you!

 

7) Phalaenopsis Orchid

Phalaenopsis OrchidPhalaenopsis Orchids are beautiful, low-maintenance tropical flowers that will thrive in a bright spot indoors with lots of indirect sunlight.

 

8) Gerbera DaisyGerbera Daisy

Gerbera Daisies thrive in full sun in the summer garden or patio, or bright light indoors. They add fun pops of cheer to your home in a variation of colours, and are safe for pets.

 

9) Herbs

cat grass edible herbs

Edible herbs are a welcome addition to countertops and tables, and most are perfectly safe for pets. Cat grass (as shown) can provide a healthy opportunity for cats and dogs to indulge in their natural instinct to eat grass, even when indoors full time.

 

10) Air Plants

air plantsA plant that lives on air? So cool! Air plants are a group of plants called epiphytes, which absorb the water and nutrients they need through scales on their leaves. They have no roots, don’t grow in soil, and can live just about anywhere with bright light!

 

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