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10 Pet Friendly Houseplants, Safe for Your Furry Friends

We all love our pets and our plants, but sometimes they don't mix. Keep your pets safe by filling your home with non-toxic, pet-safe houseplants!

If you have a curious pet, or a pet that likes to nibble plants, it's important to have pet friendly plants in your home! Unfortunately many popular houseplants are toxic to animals, both through consumption and exposure to certain parts of the plant, like sap. The good news is there are many plants that are safe for your furry friends! These plants are recognized by the ASPCA as non-toxic and safe for pets. It is important to note that even though these plants are considered non-toxic, consumption of these plants can still cause nausea, vomiting, or irritation in your pet. It is best to keep all plants out of reach of pets, and call your vet immediately if your pet has ingested a plant. Better safe than sorry!


These plants are non-toxic and safe for pets:


#1. Lemon Lime Prayer Plant

Bonus: Red Prayer Plants & Green Prayer Plants are pet safe as well!


2. Spider Plant


3. Neanthe Bella Palm


4. Stromanthe Triostar


5. Fittonia (Nerve Plant)


6. Victoria Bird's Nest Fern

Bonus: Most ferns are pet safe! Including Button Ferns, Staghorn Ferns, Crocodile Ferns, and more!


#7. Haworthia


#8. Pilea Peperomiodes


#9. Calathea Leopardina

Bonus: ALL varieties of Calathea are pet safe!


#10. Burro's-tail Succulent


Don't forget your outdoor plants can be toxic as well! If you have a pet that runs around in the garden, you may want to pay attention to what plants are there! You can find a list of toxic and non-toxic plants (both indoor and outdoor) from ASPCA here. This list is a great resource to consult when considering a new plant to bring home!




 

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