Are you looking for house plants safe for cats and dogs? All of these house plants are non toxic plants for cats and dogs! Yes, you can have beautiful plants in your home without having to worry about your pets!
11 House Plants Safe For Cats and Dogs
Plants are a great way to make your home feel warm and inviting. They look great, can smell great, and can actually be good for you!
Did you know that you can use plants to purify the air in your home?!
Unfortunately our homes can contain lots of nasty chemicals and air pollutants! Studies show that the air inside our homes is more toxic than the air outside.
You can find a list of the top 25 Air Purifying Plants here!
House Plants Safe For Cats and Dogs
While plants are good for us in that they improve the air that we breathe, what about our pets? Are all house plants safe for cats and dogs?
Unfortunately, the answer is no! There are lots of beautiful house plants that are toxic to cats and dogs.
The good news however, is that there are some plants that will not only make a great addition to your home, but are non toxic for dogs and cats!
Now, a word of caution, just because a plant is non toxic for cats and dogs doesn’t mean that you should let them eat it.
While they are safe, they can still give your pet an upset stomach if eaten. Some pets may experience diarrhea or vomiting as their body tries to expel the foreign object, aka your plant!
11 Indoor Plants Safe For Cats and Dogs
Bamboo Palm (Chamaedorea seifrizii)
The bamboo palm is a great floor plant to add to your home.
And it is non toxic for your fur babies:)
Boston Fern (Nephrolepis exaltata‘Bostoniensis’)
This is a great plant to use in a hanging basket or to have on a shelf.
The Boston Fern, in addition to being a very pretty fern, is a safe fern for cats and dogs.
Kimberley Queen Fern (Nephrolepis obliterata)
There are lots of different types of ferns that make great indoor plants! However, not all varieties are safe for animals.
The Kimberley Queen Fern is pretty and, like the Boston Fern, safe for cats and dogs!
Non Toxic Plants For Cats and Dogs
Spider Plants (Chlorophytum comosum)
Spider plants are a very common indoor plant. They are a great small plant to include in your home or office decor.
The spider plant is one that you can grow without worrying about your pets safety!
Areca Palm (Dypsis lutescens)
This plant requires a bit more space and makes a great floor or entry way houseplant.
Another great plant that, in addition to its regal presence, offers peace of mind when it comes to your pets!
Gerbera Daisies are one of my favorites! Aren’t they so pretty?! Such a happy flower:)
How great is it that you can use this beautiful flower to decorate your home without having to worry about your cats or dogs?!
Plants Safe For Cats and Dogs
Dwarf Date Palm (Phoenix roebelenii)
This plant can be a great interior plant, but definitely needs to sit on the floor.
The nice thing about the Dwarf Date Palm is that even though it’s on the floor you don’t have to worry about your pets! This plant is non toxic:)
African Violets are one of my favorite indoor plants!
Even as a child I liked to grow African Violets:) They have beautiful flowers and fuzzy green leaves.
Grow these plants without having to worry about your cats and dogs!
Orchids (Dendrobium and Phalaenopsis)
Orchids are another favorite of mine! They have such beautiful flowers.
The Moth Orchid, also known as the Phalaenopsis Orchid, along with the Dendrobium Orchid, are safe for cats and dogs.
House Plants Safe For Cats and Dogs
Banana Tree (Musa Oriana)
The Banana Tree is the last plant on our list.
While this tree can grow quite large, small trees can make great interior plants.
And in addition to providing you with delicious fruit, these plants are non toxic for cats and dogs!
The Christmas Cactus is a beautiful plant to include in your decor!
It has beautiful flowers and is a plant that is safe for pets as well!
And that is 11 house plants safe for cats and dogs!
Do you include any of these plants in your home? Do you have any other interior non toxic plants for cats and dogs to add to the list? Leave me a comment below and let me know!
Apparently English Ivy is an easy to grow plant that holds no interest for cats. Ours checks it out occasionally, but just seems to enjoy it’s presence.
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The only ivy I know that is safe is swedish Ivy. English ivy is toxic if they decide to have a chew!