Many orchid and other houseplant owners also keep friends of a four-legged variety!
If you have cats and dogs at home, you’re probably wondering which plants are non-toxic to animals and safe to keep at home with your pets.
You’re in luck, because we offer several pet-friendly plants that make great decor and also won’t hurt your furry friends if they happen to take a nibble.
3 Pet-Safe Houseplants
1. Phalaenopsis Orchid
Your Just Add Ice® Orchid is pet friendly! The Phalaenopsis orchid is non-toxic to cats and dogs, so feel free to keep them in any room of the house. Plus, it couldn’t be easier to care for. Just water with three ice cubes per week and follow these simple care instructions.
The Bromeliad is another pet-safe houseplant that will brighten up any room or office and makes a stunning addition to your home. Bromeliads require very little care with our simple instructions, and their colorful crowns are long-lasting. Just Add Ice ® offers two varieties of bromeliads, Guzmania and Vriesea, so you can pick the bloom that looks best for your home.
3. Money Tree
One of our favorites, the Money Tree brings good luck and fortune when kept in your home. It’s easy to care for with our simple care instructions for long-lasting health, and it’s safe for cats and dogs too.
Tips for Keeping Houseplants And Pets Safe
Your houseplants and pets can coexist in harmony.
You obviously don’t want your pets to damage your plants, so do your best to keep them out of reach. You may want to use a dedicated plant stand, high shelf or table, or even a rope hanger to keep your plants away from your pets. But in case they do cross paths, it’s good to know which options are best to keep in a pet-friendly home.
You should also keep fertilizer away from your plant’s leaves. The ingredients in some fertilizers may damage your plant or present a risk to your pets. Keep the tempting leaves and blooms free of chemicals to reduce your pet’s exposure to the potential yucky stuff and keep them safer. You can even mist the leaves with some water and sprinkle cinnamon or cayenne pepper on them to deter pets from taking a taste -- these herbs taste bitter and will repel cats and dogs from getting too close.
We’d love to see your plants and pets getting along, so be sure to share a photo on social media with us.