Our Top 10 Pet Friendly Indoor Plants
You can buy your furbabies a mountain of fun toys, but for some reason they want to play with your lush lovelies! Why?!! It can be difficult to keep a houseplant away from a pet who is wants to chew it up, so it's important that any plants we grow at home are safe and non-toxic to cats and dogs.
With the exception of edibles like cat grass, it's always better to keep houseplants out of your pets reach if you can. We have created our list based on the latest information by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) as being non-toxic to cats and dogs.
These brightly coloured plants have beautiful striped leaves. Position this indoor beauty in a well-lit spot that's out of direct sunlight. They love humidity, so pop one next to your shower or tub to really make them feel at home.
Peperomia generally have a nice compact form that makes them ideal for hanging baskets and table top plants. Make sure to place the plant in a medium to low light position away from direct sunlight.
Commonly known as The Spider Plant, Chlorophytum is pet safe and probably one of the most common houseplants. These plants are popular for beginners because they are one of the easiest plants to care for. They are tolerant of neglect and can thrive in almost any home. If you are a novice looking for a pet-friendly starter plant, you’ve found it!
Commonly known as the Boston Fern, this is an incredibly beautiful looking fern with a feather like quality. These graceful, easy care ferns make wonderful hanging plants. They will flourish with indirect sunlight and moist soil.
These unusual plants thrive on air - alongside the occasional misting. Airplants don't need to be potted in soil like other houseplants, they're quite happy to grow anywhere that receives bright, indirect light. They're a great, pet-friendly addition!
The prayer plant has oval-shaped leaves with gorgeous markings that raise to an upright position during the night. These plants are easy to care for, do well in hanging baskets and are a wonderful pet safe house plant.
The Ponytail Palm is easy to grow. Kept indoors, they rarely get larger than 1.5m tall. Despite the name, the Ponytail Palm isn’t a true palm, it is actually a part of the Agave family. Water well in summer but less in winter, to stop the trunk from rotting.
The Button Fern has arching fronds densely covered with small, round leaflets that makes it an eye-catching plant for any brightly lit room. Place this fern on a plant stand among other tropical plants or put it in a hanging basket and allow the trail of leathery, button-shaped leaflets to cascade over the side. Caring for button fern is easy but one thing this fern won't tolerate is soggy soil. Water thoroughly, then allow the top 2cm of soil to dry out before watering again.
Ceropegia woodii, also known as Chain of Hearts or Rosary Vine, is a classic trailing plant. It has beautiful heart-shaped foliage that can trail well over 1.5m. Chain of Hearts loves the heat and will thrive in a position that receives bright, indirect light.