7 Pet-Friendly House Plants

House plants are an easy to way to add natural beauty to your home. Perhaps your decor style is modern + minimal, or maybe you’re more boho + eclectic, plants can complement just about any decor in an effortless way!

Creating atmosphere is just one benefit however – they also purify the air and have been proven to reduce stress levels.

One big kicker is that many common house plants can be toxic to dogs and cats if consumed.

If you wear the titles of plant lady and dog (or cat) mom, you’re familiar with the struggle of choosing plants that are safe for your fur babes. (And I totally get it – sometimes those leaves just look tasty! šŸ˜‹)

Rest assured, it is possible to enjoy the beauty and benefits of indoor plants, while keeping your best friend healthy.

Here are seven of our favorite pet-safe indoor plants along with a basic care details:

Keep your best friend healthy and enjoy all the benefits of indoor plants with these pet-friendly house plant ideas!

7 Pet-Friendly House Plants

1. Spider Plant (Chlorophytum)

  • Light: Bright to moderate, indirect light
  • Care: Water about once a week. Perfect for beginners

2. Boston Fern (Nephrolepis)

  • Light: Bright, indirect light
  • Care: Water 1-3 times per week depending on climate. Keep soil slightly damp, not soggy. Prefers humidity

3.Butterfly Palm (Dypsis lutescens)

  • Light: Bright, indirect light
  • Care: Water every 10-14 days, allow soil to dry between waterings

4. Banana Plant (Musa)

  • Light: Bright, direct light (4-6 hours)
  • Care: Plenty of water, let soil dry between waterings

5. Bird’s Nest Fern (Asplenium Nidus)

  • Light: Low to bright, indirect light
  • Care: Water every 1-2 weeks, allow soil to try half way down between waterings

6. Pilea (Pilea Peperomioides)

  • Light: Bright, indirect light
  • Care: Water every 1-2 weeks, allow soil to dry between waterings

7. Air Plants (Tillandsia)

  • Light: Low to bright, indirect light
  • Care: Soak once a week for 4-6 hours, or thoroughly dunk 2-3 times per week

Read our tips on how to care for air plants here!

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