Plants and pets are among some of the greatest pleasures in life. However, some varieties of plants can be toxic to your furry family members. So keep your furry friends safe by choosing houseplants for your home that are non-toxic to them. These plants will add color and texture to your decor while keeping your cats and dogs safe and happy. Read on below to find the top 5 best pet-friendly plants!
1. Calathea Rattlesnake
Don't let the name fool you; rattlesnake plants are perfectly harmless not only to humans but your furry family members. The leaves of this fast-growing plant are beautifully marked with darker green spots and dark, wavy edges (like a reptile's skin), while the undersides are a beautiful reddish-purple. In addition, it's a reasonably low-maintenance plant.
2. Spider Plant
The spider plant (Chlorophytum comosum) is considered one of the most adaptable houseplants and the easiest to grow. It does not require much care and attention to grow, making it an excellent option for busy pet owners. The best part? It helps remove toxins from your home.
3. Parlor Palm
The parlor palm is one of the most heavily sold houseplant palms globally and is popular because it is pet-friendly. Not only is it pet-friendly, but it is on the top plant list for purifying the air.
The Peperomia Obtusifolia, also known as the Baby Rubber Plant, is an easy-going houseplant characterized by its thick, succulent-like green leaves. A popular variety of Peperomia, it does not need much to thrive, and it's non-toxic to pets!
5. Boston Fern
Boston ferns (Nephrolepis) are perfect for pet parents. Your kitty can bat at the ferns and your puppy can even take a bite—this plant is safe for cats and dogs. So brighten up your guest room or bathroom with these lush plants.