House Plants That Are Safe For Cats and Dogs

Adding some greenery and florals to your indoor living space is a wonderful idea until your cat decides to eat a leaf or two. If your feline companion has a tendency to nibble on things, it’s important to bring plants into your home that are completely safe and non-toxic. The no-fuss houseplants seen below are non-toxic for dogs as well, so you can rest assured that your whole household will not be at risk. A bonus: indoor flora is a great mood booster and helps to clean and purify the air. 

Peperomia Obtusifolia 

Also called a “baby rubber plant,” this greenery has thick leaves and produces tiny white flowers with adequate care and sunshine. 

Birds Nest Fern 

This ruffle-leafed green plant does well in bathrooms since it thrives in high humidity. It also doesn’t require much sunlight. 


Orchids come in a variety of colors and are a household favorite for their dramatic curves, rubber leaves, and high-impact presentation. 

Money Tree

With a braided stem and palm like leaves, this plant is very low maintenance and is said to bring good luck into a person’s home according to feng shui philosophy. 

Parlor Palm

With adequate water and direct sunlight, this palm can grow to over six feet tall. It’s also cat and dog friendly and makes for an eye-catching statement piece. 

Pilea Peperomioides

The round-shaped leaves on this plant bring to mind water lilies in a relaxed pond. Water the plant weekly and place it in direct sunlight, such as a windowsill. 

Kimberly Queen Fern 

This fern does well in a pot or a hanging planter. It requires low to partial sunlight.