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10 Pet-Safe Plants for the Plant Parent


Ease your mind–and avoid the vet bill–with these perfectly pet-friendly plants.

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Even the most behaved pets are likely to take a bite of your houseplant at some point. This can be a problem because many of the most popular houseplants are toxic to pets! While your ZZ plants, aloe plants, and fiddle leaf figs look beautiful and are great for cleaning the air and improving your mood, they are not the best choice for a pet parent. 

Find a complete list of pet-toxic houseplants here

1.  Parlor Palm

A petite, popular indoor palm known for its adaptability and ability to thrive in spaces where other species may struggle. This adorable indoor plant won't hurt your pets while also improving air quality. 

2.  Marble Baby Rubber Plant, Peperomia Obtusifolia

This plant has striking white variegation that resembles marbling. Semi-succulent and easy-care, this is one of our most popular pet friendly plants! The baby rubber plant will stay happy in medium-bright light and weekly waterings. 

3. Rattlesnake Calathea

Unique colors, patterns, and distinctly shaped leaves make this calathea a great addition to any home with pets! During the night, the calathea will fold up to reveal a surprising deep purple underside. 

4. Birds Nest Fern 

The Birds Nest Fern is a pet-friendly plant with unique ripples. This wavy tropical plant is the perfect plant for new and experienced plant parents alike. Also check out our 'Leslie' variety with unique ripples at the end of its leaves. 

 

5. Baby Tears Pilea

Pilea depressa, also known by the common name Pilea 'Baby Tears' is an adorable trailing plant. This easy-care plant is perfect companion for you and your pet.

6. Sweetheart Hoya 

This sweet plant is known as the Hoya Heart, or Sweetheart Hoya because of its heart-shaped leaves. The thick, succulent leaves make this plant relatively drought-tolerant. Hoyas are a great safe, non-toxic option for your pets. 

7.  Marimo Moss Ball

Marimo moss balls are not truly moss, but species of freshwater green algae known as charms of good luck and everlasting love. Fun Fact: Marimo comes from a Japanese word loosely translated as “water plant that's kind of like a bouncy ball.” While these will not harm your pets, they will definitely amuse them.  

8. Air Plants 

The lack of roots and soil makes air plants perfect for mounting, terrariums, bowls, or simply sitting on a table or desk. This is one of the easiest air plants to care for and makes a great gift for a pet parent!

9. 'Money Tree' Pachira Braid

Prized for its status as a fortune-magnet, the money tree is also pet-friendly and an effective air purifier! These easy-care plants are highly requested and make popular housewarming gifts. The money tree is a hardy plant that requires relatively low maintenance- making them an ideal beginners plant. 

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