What are the best pet safe houseplants?
When shopping for houseplants it can be overlooked whether the plants you are buying are safe to have around your pets. In fact, houseplants are listed as the 8th most reported toxin to pets. Cats and dogs can often innocently decide to have a nibble on a leaf or two, so knowing which pet friendly houseplants to buy before you get them into your home can be crucial.
Many houseplants are considered toxic to pets. On every product page, we have offered guidance on which plants can be considered safe and which you should think twice about before purchasing.
Every pet is different and as their owner you will have a better idea on the likelihood of whether your pet will decide to nibble on your new beloved indoor plants. For instance, a placid dog may be of no risk in eating your houseplants, but a hyperactive cat might get chewing as soon as you turn your back – you might even have a mischievous tortoise who’s on the prowl for leafy greens.
To eliminate this risk we have collated a list of our Top 10 pet friendly houseplants below so you can buy your favourite plants online worry-free.
Top 10 pet safe houseplants
Areca Palm (Dypsis Lutescens)
This beautiful palm adds plumes of rich foliage to any home or office it resides in. Not only that, but it’s totally safe around your pets and children.
Kentia Palm (Howea Forsteriana)
Kentia Palms require little care and attention, they are shade friendly and they’re safe around your pets and children.
Lucky Bamboo (Dracaena Sanderiana)
Enjoyed by panda’s for it’s fibrous, sugary stems – lucky bamboo is also great to keep around your cats, dogs and pets as it’s non-toxic.
Another easy care indoor plant that is safe around pets is the Parlour Palm. It is also shade-friendly and a beautiful addition to any home.
Spider Plant (Chlorophytum Comosum)
Another pet safe houseplant you can consider introducing into your home is the spider plant. Small, beautiful, pet friendly and easy to propagate.
Another non-toxic palm plant, which is great to include in your home around your pets is the ponytail palm.
Boston Fern (Nephrolepsis Exaltata)
The fronds of the Boston Fern give it bags of character aswell as being a pet safe houseplant it has a unique form and charm.
Banana Plant ( Musa Dwarf Cavendish )
Only one of the most popular fruit plants on the planet – the banana plant is also totally safe around your pets.
Money Tree (Pachira Aquatica)
One of our most popular plants is the money tree and for good reason. It’s beautiful, fast-growing and non-toxic to pets.
Still haven’t found the perfect plant for you? Or, are you eager to find more plants to add to your collection? Browse our indoor plant range to find a plant that you can rely on.