The safety of your pets is a priority when selecting houseplants to incorporate into your home décor. By making smart choices, you will feel good knowing that your animals can coexist with your pet-friendly houseplants. Check out the following list of non-toxic plants and choose varieties that you enjoy.

Spider Plant

Spider plants are one of the most popular houseplant options for pet-owners because they’re easy-to-grow. These plants are resilient and serve an additional purpose as air-purifiers. With this plant, you can expect minimal care. Allow the soil to dry between waterings. Spider plants flourish in different light settings and produce baby plants that can be propagated.

Boston Fern

The Boston Fern is another great non-toxic choice that adds beauty to your home without harming your pets. This plant is easy to maintain, requiring food every two months or so with an easy watering schedule. One way to tell if your Boston Fern needs to be watered is to see how heavy the pot is. If it feels light, it’s time to water. The fronds of this fern can be safely ingested if your pet gets a little too curious.

Phalaenopsis Orchids are Pet-Friendly Houseplants

Orchids are elegant, pet-friendly houseplants that can bloom for up to four months indoors with the proper care. To get your orchids to thrive, feed them once a week in addition to their weekly or bi-weekly watering schedule, depending on the season. Luckily, with this plant, both the leaves and petals are non-toxic to cats and dogs.

Parlor Palm

The Parlor Palm adds height to your indoor garden while still being non-toxic. These small trees are low-maintenance and only require a few hours of indirect sunlight to grow, and they can tolerate shadier areas of your home. Water the palm every one to two weeks as the soil dries out, which will depend on whether it’s in direct or indirect sunlight. This plant is safe for pets; however, not all palms are non-toxic, so make sure the one you choose is labeled as a Parlor Palm.


Bromeliads add color to your home décor and they’re also excellent pet-friendly houseplants These do well in indirect sunlight. If you purchase this plant, put it in an open area with good airflow. These tropical plants need a regular watering schedule that keeps the soil moist but not soggy.

Pet-Friendly Houseplants

When choosing a pet-friendly houseplant, decide where you’ll be placing it and how much time and effort you can invest in its care. Beautiful, yet low-maintenance plants such as Spider plants, Boston ferns, and Parlor Palms are perfect for adding classic style to any decorating scheme, while vibrant orchids and bromeliads enrich your home’s interior.

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