Pet-Friendly Houseplants


Pet-Friendly Houseplants

Pet-Friendly Houseplants

When you have pets, you should ensure that you grow domestic plants for pets. So, I have compiled this list of safe plants for dogs and cats that you can grow indoors without worrying about having unwanted plants in your home.

1.Cast iron factory:

This plant is part of the lily family, this plant is not toxic to dogs and cats.  This plant is very easy to nurture and even tolerates neglect. Iron (Aspidistra elatior), also known as Iron and Ballroom, is an extremely hardy and favorite plant in some areas. Growing cast-iron plants are especially appreciated by those who do not have much time to take care of them because this species can survive even in the most extreme conditions, when other plants wither and die, which greatly facilitates the maintenance of plant growth plant cast iron.

Growing iron indoors is extremely simple and beneficial. This one, originally from China, is part of the lily family. The plant has tiny purple flowers that appear close to the soil surface and are hidden in its leaves. What this plant may not have lighting, is worth its robust and healthy dark green leaves. The cast-iron factory thrives well in dimly lit environments and is also not afraid of running water. Although growing slowly, this reliable contractor will live for many years and will reach a height of about 2 meters.

2. Bromeliad:

For a burst of color and quick life, add tropical bromeliad houseplants to any room. Bromeliad is not toxic to dogs and cats. Bromeliad plants bring an exotic touch to the house and evoke the tropics and sunny climate. Growing bromeliads as a houseplant are easy and bring interesting texture and color to your indoor garden. Learn how to care for a bromeliad plant and you will have a unique, durable, low-maintenance plant. These plants are widely available in nurseries and garden centers. Plants need a medium to bright light, like indoor specimens.

Maintaining bromeliad plants is simple and does not require special tools or fertilizers. Feed the plants with medium-strength fertilizer every month of vegetation. Water needs are easily met by filling a cup at the bottom of the leaves. The water that accumulates in the container should be drained weekly to remove debris and dead insects that standing water tends to enter the glass.

3. Christmas cactus:

Fortunately, the Christmas cactus (or its father, the Easter cactus) is not toxic to dogs, neither in parts nor in flowers. The humidity of the Christmas cactus is also important. The plant requires frequent and thorough watering during active growth in spring and summer, keeping the soil slightly moist. Allow the moisture of the Christmas cacti to drop and dry out between waterings, but never completely and never allow the plant to sit in the water as this can cause root and stem rot. 

It is also acceptable to apply a mild solution of fertilizer indoors every two weeks. When planning the care of a Christmas cactus, keep in mind that it also prefers temperatures between 15 and 21 ° C with medium to high humidity. Placing a tray full of water under the Christmas cactus pot is a good way to add more moisture to a home.

4. Succulent Haworthia:

Most succulents are completely harmless to animals, although there are mildly poisonous varieties that can cause temporary discomfort indigestion. While it is certainly not recommended to let animals eat their succulents, most species are not risky for dogs and cats and are safe for pets. 

Haworthia is a beautiful succulent that is a very beautiful plant. These small, low-growing plants form rosettes of fleshy green leaves abundantly covered with warts or pearly white stripes, giving them a distinctive appearance. It is usually easy to grow, the same best practices produced by healthy aloe and Echeverria plants also produce beautiful Haworthia. Like other succulents, these plants benefit from strong light, sufficient moisture in summer, and relatively dry winter conditions. Avoid excess water, but don’t let it dry out too much.

5. Peperomia:

Peppermint is one of the best non-toxic plants for the household, finding safe plants for pets can be difficult, completely non-toxic, small peppermint wins the most impressive prize for leaves.

When growing peperomia, place the plant in low light, away from direct sunlight. You can also grow Peperomia plants under fluorescent lighting. Grow Peperomia plants in a light mixture of houseplants, including perlite or coarse gravel, to allow the roots to circulate in the air necessary for the health and development of your plant. 

If peperomia plants die, despite regular watering, the plant is unlikely to provide enough oxygen to the roots. Water the Peperomia plants in moderation and allow the soil to dry up to 5 inches between waterings. After watering, periodically fertilize with balanced plant food from plants. In summer, wash the plant with water to remove the salts left by fertilization.

6. Phalaenopsis orchids:

Phalaenopsis orchids are also called "butterfly orchids" because of the shape of the petals. Phalaenopsis orchids are excellent houseplants because they forgive more from mistakes when they are taken care of. They are also known for their flowers that last longer than other species of orchids. Phalaenopsis orchid flowers are available in a variety of bright and varied colors. 

These orchids (also called butterfly orchids) are not toxic to dogs and cats. These orchids are plants that enjoy above-average humidity, high temperatures, and strong light for a long time, which makes them moderately easy to grow, but difficult for others. Once the trunk starts to exceed 12 inches in height, you will see that it may need to be supported (with a stake) to make it vertical. Some can be very arched and look unattractive.


These are the pet-friendly houseplants listed above.


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