Pet Friendly Plants That Won't Harm Your Furry Friends

By: Matt Slaymaker
August 11, 2021
Pet Friendly Plants
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When it comes to house plants there's a huge buzz around if this or that plant is safe for our furry friends! We love our greenery and we LOVE our furry family members, so the last thing anyone wants is for our pets to accidentally chew on plants & it be potentially toxic to them. Luckily every single plant on our website has descriptions that will steer you clear from toxic to pet friendly. Let's talk about those pet friendly plants!

What indoor plants are safe for pets?

Why does your pet keep eating your houseplants? It really depends on the animal but in every case, we need to be careful. Your cat or dog may even think your houseplant is a toy and bat at it or try to bite it. It's virtually impossible for us to keep our pets from interacting with our houseplants, its nature after all, so it's up to us to make sure that any plants we grow in our homes are non-toxic and safe to cats and dogs. It's best to keep houseplants out of a pet's reach, but for those of us who want them on every level of our home, these plants are recognized by the ASPCA as being non-toxic to our pets:

  • Spider Plant. Are Spider Plants toxic to dogs and cats? No! Chlorophytum comosum, commonly referred to as Spider Plants, are safe for dogs and probably one of the most widely recognized houseplants.

  • Boston Ferns. Nephrolepis exaltata, an evergreen that can grow up to 5 feet, is a snuggly and safe plant for pets.


  • Maidenhair Fern. Schefflera Gold Capella is one of the most beautiful ferns with delicate, sweet little leaves.

  • Peaock Plant. Calathea roseopicta is an absolute stunner of a pet-friendly plant. One of our top sellers it is especially loved as a gift and is also commonly known as the prayer plant.

What plants are cat friendly?

Do not scrap an indoor nature collection for the sake of your little kitty puddin'. Hear us out: You can have both—healthy felines and green decor—as long as you make sure your plant babies won’t poison your cat babies.

A Concise List of Cat-Friendly Plants both you and your cat will love

What plants are safe for dogs?

There are many common houseplants and outdoor plants that can be dangerous or toxic to your dog. If your dog likes to eat plants or nibble on things to explore them, it is especially important to avoid toxic plants.

Rather than avoiding the most dangerous plants, though, it’s often easier (and safer) to concentrate on including dog safe plants.

Many of these plants are for indoor use, but there are several other dog safe plants that are good for your outdoor garden:

Hopefully this helps you learn a thing or two about plants that are more suited for your home and your pets!