Is this houseplant pet friendly? If there’s one question we get almost every day it would be this one. This seems to be a confusing topic among a lot of pet owners. For good reason, people love plants and people love pets—why not have both?
We’d like to shed some light on this confusing topic, so we put together a list of pet friendly houseplants you can find here at City Floral Garden Center.
Bromeliads have tough, strap-like leaves and a gorgeous cone-shaped bloom the make them a favorite for houseplant owners. The best part of these pet-friendly plants are they are very easy to maintain. Simply give them a bright window and humidity and they will be as happy as can be!
The ponytail palm is an interesting little houseplant as it’s not really a palm, but a succulent. That’s one of the reasons why it’s non-toxic to pets (see succulents below). A good thing too, because those leaves are just to irresistible for any cat to pass up.
If the calathea plant wasn’t already an amazing houseplant, they go and be non-toxic to your pets. The calathea bears large tropical leaves with either an intriguing texture or a bold color that you’ll love. They are also an excellent choice for a home with low light because that’s where they grow the best.
The peperomia is an interesting houseplant that is almost a cross between a regular houseplant and a succulent. They are non-toxic to your pet which makes them perfect to place on a coffee table or end table that your pet may have access to.
Ah, the Boston fern. A houseplant that most of us can remember our parents owning one. This plant has stood the test of time and continues to be a favorite in most households. Thankfully, it’s non-toxic and pet friendly because those lacy fronds are like a magnet to dogs and cats.
Another houseplant that is a favorite among the different generations of houseplant owners. The spider plant has it all—tolerates a wide range of light, air purifying, easily propagated and it won’t harm your fluffy friend.
African violets are quite possibly one of the most popular flowering houseplants. They can bloom in low light and like moderate temperatures and average humidity. Not only are they pet friendly, but they are beautiful too. Having these flowering houseplants around will brighten your day and your pet’s day.
Tillandsia ‘Air Plant’
The tillandsia or air plant is a pet’s best friend—and yours. They are very easy to take care of as they are low-maintenance and do not require soil to grow. If by some chance your pet gets a hold of it there’s no need to worry, as they are non-toxic to dogs and cats.
There are a lot of succulents out there so pointing out all the non-toxic succulents would be a lot. Just know that most succulents are indeed pet friendly and will be no issue for that little fluff-ball in your life. However, avoid these succulents: Jade Plant, Aloe Vera, Snake Plant, and Kalanchoe.