Low-Maintenance, Pet-Friendly Plants for Your Home
June 1, 2023
There are so many things to take into consideration when choosing a new plant for your home — space, lighting, temperature, your plant care routine — or maybe you’re just an impulse buyer and you’ll figure it out later. (We won't judge!) If you’re a pet parent, you'll want to do a little planning to ensure you're buying pet-friendly indoor plants.
Although there are many indoor plants that are toxic to pets, you can have your cake and eat it too with a little mindfulness when plant shopping. Here are a few of our favorites.
6 pet-friendly houseplants
Since many indoor (and outdoor) plants are toxic to pets, if you don’t have a high shelf to put them on, it’s best to pick pet-friendly plants instead. As a bonus, the plants we've selected are nontoxic to your pets and easy to care for!
Orchids bloom for months and even rebloom with proper care. Our ice cube watering method is a foolproof way to keep your orchid healthy for the long haul. They require bright, indirect sunlight.
Spider plants are easy to care for, which makes them great starter plants. Plus, they grow spider babies you can share with your friends! They prefer bright, indirect sunlight, but they can tolerate lower-light conditions.
Money tree plants
According to legend, money trees bring fortune and good luck to their owners. Like orchids, you can water these plants with our ice-cube method. Money trees enjoy bright, indirect sunlight and will stay green for years with proper care.
The green and purple varieties of the echeveria succulents are safe for cats and dogs. Echeveria are perfect, petite additions to windowsills, desktops or tables. They love bright sunlight.
If you’re looking for a funky addition to your houseplant collection, peperomia is it! The foliage looks like a cluster of green beans, and they require very little watering. Like orchids, they thrive in bright, indirect sunlight.
Whispy ponytail palms tolerate the dry conditions of most houses and they add a fun whimsy to any room. Ponytail palms are considered succulents, so they love bright, sunny spots. With proper care, they can grow up to four feet tall.
Since cats are climbers, it's hard to place plants out of their reach. If they still insist on trying every plant you bring home, consider keeping some cat grass, catnip or oat grass around for them to nibble on.