25 Pet-Friendly Plants Safe For Cats and Dogs
Updated on Feb 23, 2023
Decorating with plants will blow a new breeze into your space, making it cooler and more relaxing. However, if you have a dog or a cat, you should choose your plants carefully, as some can negatively affect your pets. Explore the list below from Adria Workshop to find the right plants for your room and your pet!
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- Low light indoor plants for cats
Outdoor plants safe for cats and dogs
- 1. Wax Plant
- 2. Baby Rubber Plant
- 3. Succulents Haworthia
- 4. African Violet
- 5. Bird’s Nest Fern
- 6. Gloxinia Empress Mix
- 7. Venus Flytrap
- 8. Polka Dot Plant - Hypoestes Phyllostachya
- 9. Watermelon Peperomia - Argyreia
- 10. Petite White Orchid
- 11. Staghorn Fern
- 12. Bromeliad Aechmea Pink
- 13. Friendship Plant - Pilea involucrata
Low light indoor plants for cats
1. Ponytail Palm - Large pet-friendly plant
Ponytail plants, which resemble palm trees, are highly drought-tolerant indoor plants and safe for dogs and cats. The ponytail's decoration will be a green focal point that will add to the calm and peaceful atmosphere of your home.
2. Spider Plant
The spider plant is non-toxic and friendly to many pets, especially cats. These houseplants are easy to grow and highly adaptable. It can clean the air by getting rid of formaldehyde and xylene.
3. Cast Iron Plant
Cast iron is a pet-friendly plant, so it is suitable for households with cats. Cast iron can grow up to 2-3 feet tall and have stunning green leaves and an eye-catching appearance.
4. Prayer Plant
The prayer plant has glossy, dark-green foliage with red veins on its leaves. The prayer plant grows horizontally, and its height can be between 10 and 12 inches. The prayer plant is safe for pets, so it's okay if your cat bites some leaves.
5. Zebra Calathea
Calathea zebra plants are excellent indoor decorations because they are pet-safe. It's not very hard to take care of these plants, as Calathea zebra plants are easy to grow and have high adaptability.
6. Boston Fern
The Boston fern is famous for its sword-shaped, blue-green foliage. This plant enjoys a warm and humid climate and requires stable growing conditions. Because Boston fern is non-toxic to pets, it is preferred by many pet-owning households.
Fittonia is a houseplant that is safe for pets and has red veins on its leaves. These leaves are deep green and ovate.
8. Parlor Palm
Parlor palm houseplant is also safe for both cats and dogs and does a great job of cleaning the air. The green fronds of the parlor palm that curve down make a great decoration for homes and offices.
Gloxinia is a safe houseplant for your curious pets and blows a breeze of flowers and nature into your room.
10. Calathea Orbifolia
The Calathea plant is not harmful, so you don't need to be concerned if you have pets. Calathea needs frequent watering and does best when it is not exposed to direct sunlight.
11. Rattlesnake Plant
The rattlesnake plant's bright colors make it a great accent for your room. They do best when kept out of direct sunlight. The rattlesnake plant is also non-toxic to your pets, so you can decorate it indoors.
12. Peacock Plant
The peacock plant has eye-catching glossy leaves and dark-green spots running down the veins, looking like peacock feathers. This plant is non-toxic, so your pets can bite some leaves for fun.
Outdoor plants safe for cats and dogs
1. Wax Plant
The wax plant is a pretty pet-friendly plant, and its glossy green leaves look great when hung in baskets.
2. Baby Rubber Plant
A baby rubber plant is non-toxic and pet-friendly. This plant is very adaptable and doesn't need much care. So, if you love houseplant decorating but are too busy, a baby rubber plant is a suitable choice.
3. Succulents Haworthia
Succulent is a cute accent to your decor, and it's pet-friendly. This is also an easy plant to grow because it does not require much care.
4. African Violet
African violet is a flowering plant that can be put in a hanging basket or used to decorate the kitchen. With indirect sunlight, these violet flowers will bloom vibrantly. As long as you water and fertilize moderately and regularly, they will bloom year-round.
5. Bird’s Nest Fern
Bird's Nest Ferns prefer a low-light and high-humidity environment. Therefore, this plant is often decorated in bathrooms to give a lively look to this area. Bird's Nest Fern is also your pet's friend, as it's non-toxic.
6. Gloxinia Empress Mix
These flowers will bloom in vivid hues of purple, pink, red, or blue if you place them next to a window with enough sunlight. If your pets accidentally bite these tiny blossoms, it's okay, as these flowers are non-toxic.
7. Venus Flytrap
Decorating with Venus flytraps has been a pet-friendly plant trend for a while. The Venus flytrap is easy-to-grow and super low-maintenance. As long as you keep it away from direct sunlight and water it with pure water, it will thrive.
8. Polka Dot Plant - Hypoestes Phyllostachya
Polka Dot plants are not a strange name to indoor plant enthusiasts. They stand out with green, pink, and red leaves with green polka dots on the surface. This plant prefers indirect light and moderate humidity.
9. Watermelon Peperomia - Argyreia
Peperomia watermelons have leaves that resemble tiny watermelons. This plant can be a cute and pet-friendly decoration for your home. Peperomia watermelons don't require much care, as long as you keep them out of direct sunlight.
10. Petite White Orchid
The Petite White Orchid has been a symbol of elegant beauty and is preferred by many houseplant lovers. With the Petite White Orchid, you need proper care so its blossom can last up to 4 months.
11. Staghorn Fern
Staghorn fern is pet-friendly and can be grown in a pot or hung in a basket. The staghorn fern likes indirect light and needs weekly watering. If it is placed in the bathroom, only water it and mist it every three weeks.
12. Bromeliad Aechmea Pink
Bromeliads will bring the breath of nature to your space since their blooms may continue for many months. These plants require a lot of airflows, so you need to place them near the windows.
13. Friendship Plant - Pilea involucrata
The friendship tree with patterned leaves is soft and harmless to your pet. Under proper care, the friendship plant will bloom with light pink buds.
Some cats like to play with plants, and eating the leaves also helps the cat's digestive system. However, some plants are not edible and can be toxic to your cats and dogs. So, Adria Workshop suggests some indoor plant decor don't need much light and some outdoor plants that are safe for your cats and dogs. Don’t forget to check out Adria Workshop’s blog to get more decoration tips and home decor style ideas!