Indoor Cat and Dog-Friendly House Plants

House plants are all the rage, and everyone wants to try out their green thumb. But if you own a cat or dog, you have to make sure you own a pet safe indoor plant. Dog and cat safe houseplants are flowers, bushes, and trees that aren’t toxic to pets if they accidentally eat a part of them.

While you may think that your pet knows better than to eat random objects anymore, it’s always safer to make sure your house only contains dog and cat friendly plants. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of some of the best dog-friendly plants and easy cat-friendly plants to check out.

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Non-Toxic & Safe House Plants for Indoor Pets

While you might think that getting an pet friendly indoor plant will limit your options, there are actually a large variety of plants to choose from, whether you have plenty of sunlight or need a low light indoor plant safe for cats.

Here are a few of our favorites non-toxic and safe house plants for pets:

  1. African Violet: this plant is not only easy to care for, but is covered in beautiful flowers that can brighten up any room.
  2. Parlor Palm: this lowlight, potted plant is known to grow large if given enough space. Your cat will love hiding in the leaves.
  3. Spider Plant: this plant is famous not only for its distinctive leaves, but as well as its air purifying abilities. Your dog and cat will appreciate having purer air inside their homes, especially during the winter.
  4. Christmas Cactus: this plant typically blooms in December, which means you can have beautiful flowers even during the darkest time of the year. The stems of the Christmas Cactus are known to grow to great lengths, making it great for hanging pots.
  5. Moth Orchid: orchids might be known for being finicky and difficult to care for, but the moth orchid is known for being the easiest to care for. Even the busiest pet parent can learn to care for them while still caring for their pets.
  6. Boston Fern: this fern has a voluminous foliage that is can grow up to three feet in diameter. They’re great for hanging by non-sun facing windows to provide additional privacy.
  7. Calathea Orbifolia: this plant needs very little sunlight, which makes it great for decorating a bookshelf or the corner where you keep your pet’s kennel.
  8. Bird’s Nest Fern: this fern loves lowlight, humid environments, which makes them perfect for bathrooms. If you’re a pet owner who keeps the cat litter close to the toilet, then this fern will be perfect for brightening up the space.
  9. Venus Flytrap: this plant is like a pet of its own, as it eats bugs that fly into its “mouth.” While this plant is known for being vicious, it is actually safe for both cats and dogs. If you feel like getting another low-effort member of your family, then the venus flytrap might be the choice for you.

You don’t have to sacrifice your greenthumb to take care of the pet you love. You can have houseplants that will not only decorate your home, but also be safe and non-toxic to your cats and dogs.

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