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!


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.

Ponytail PalmLarge pet friendly plant
The large pet-friendly plant: The ponytail palm (Source: internet)

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.

Spider Plant pet-friendly plants
The spider plant is non-toxic and friendly to many pets (Source: internet)

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.

Cast Iron Plant pet friendly plant
Cast iron is one of the most popular ways to decorate with houseplants. (Source: internet)

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.

Prayer Plant pet friendly plant
The prayer plants are safe for cats. (Source: internet)

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.

Zebra Calathea pet friendly plant
Zebra Calathea is a pet-safe indoor plant (Source: internet)

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.

Boston Fern pet-friendly plants
The Boston Fern is one of the cool indoor plants. (Source: internet)

7. Fittonia

Fittonia is a houseplant that is safe for pets and has red veins on its leaves. These leaves are deep green and ovate.

Fittonia pet-friendly plants
Fittonia is a pet-friendly houseplant for indoor plant decor. (Source: internet)

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.

Parlor Palm pet-friendly plants
Parlor Palm is an example of mid century modern plants (Source: internet)

9. Gloxinia

Gloxinia is a safe houseplant for your curious pets and blows a breeze of flowers and nature into your room.

Gloxinia pet-friendly plants
Gloxinia plant is an example of a colorful pet-friendly plant. (Source: internet)

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.

Calathea Orbifolia pet-friendly plants
Large pet-friendly plant - Calathea Orbifolia (Source: internet)

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.

Rattlesnake Plant pet-friendly plants
The rattlesnake plant is also non-toxic to your pets. (Source: internet)

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.

Peacock Plant pet-friendly plants
The peacock plant is a non-toxic plant for pets (Source: internet)

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.

Wax Plant large pet-friendly plant
Outdoor plants that are safe for cats include the wax plant. (Source: internet)

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.

Baby Rubber Plant pet friendly houseplants
Baby Rubber Plant is a pet-friendly houseplant (Source: internet)

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.

Succulents Haworthia pet-friendly plants
Pet-friendly houseplants: Succulents (Source: internet)

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.

African Violet pet-safe indoor plants
African violet plants are appropriate for outdoor decoration, even when you have pets. (Source: internet)

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.

Bird’s Nest Fern plants for pets
Bird’s Nest Fern - One of the outdoor plants safe for pets (Source: internet)

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.

Gloxinia Empress Mix pet-friendly plants
Gloxinia Empress Mix - Pet-friendly plants. (Source: internet)

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.

Venus Flytrap pet-safe indoor plants
One of the most pet-friendly houseplants is the Venus flytrap. (Source: internet)

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.

Polka Dot Plant pet friendly houseplants
Polka dots are non-toxic and safe for your pets. (Source: internet)

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.

Watermelon Peperomia pet-friendly plants outdoor
One of the pet-friendly houseplants is Watermelon Peperomia Argyreia (Source: internet)

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.

Petite White Orchid pet-safe indoor plants
This delicate plant is pet-friendly and totally non-toxic. (Source: internet)

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.

Staghorn Fern plants for pets
Staghorn fern is one of the best plants for pets. (Source: internet)

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.

Bromeliad pet-friendly plants outdoor
One pet-friendly plant outdoor - Bromeliad (Source: internet)

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.

Friendship Plant indoor plants save for dogs and cats
The pet-friendly plant: Friendship Plant Pilea involucrata (Source: internet)


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!