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 clean and purify the air. Many studies have shown that houses that have indoor plants have healthy air and remain allergy-free. Comparatively, homes without any indoor plants have degraded breathable air (as have been observed by homeowners who perhaps underwent Indoor Air Quality and VOC Testing in Sunnyvale and Hayward) and are more likely to be affected by seasonal allergies.
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.
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.
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.
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.