7 Pet-Safe Indoor Plants for Cats and Dogs

Are you keen to add some greenery to your home, but not quite sure which indoor plants are safe for cats and dogs? Read on to learn about 7 indoor plants that are both pretty and pet-friendly!

1. Lipstick Plant

Which indoor plants are safe for pets did we hear you ask? Well, when it comes to pet-safe indoor plants, you can’t go past the Lipstick Plant. This unique plant is interesting to look at and relatively easy to care for. It features red flowers that resemble tubes of lipstick, it thrives in moist soil, and enjoys bright light for part of the day.

 

2. Parlor Palm

The Parlor Palm is a great houseplant for beginners. It requires very little attention and can withstand both low light and bright light conditions. It has a tropical look and only requires water when the top layer of soil becomes dry. But beware – some palm varieties are toxic to pets, so be sure to do your research before making a purchase.

 

3. Spider Plant

Spider plants are easy to grow and care for. They thrive in hanging baskets or pots that are elevated off the ground as this allows their long stems to hang freely. They love bright to moderate indirect sunlight (direct sun can burn the leaves) and they are said to be efficient at improving air quality.

 

4. Boston Fern

The Boston Fern is a popular houseplant that is non-toxic to cats and dogs. It thrives in humid conditions so be sure to keep the soil damp and mist the plant lightly once or twice a week. Boston Ferns also enjoy bright, indirect light and look great in hanging baskets.

 

5. Watermelon Peperomia

Watermelon Peperomia plants are lovely to look at as their leaves resemble the green outer rind of a watermelon. They don’t require too much watering, just give them a drink when the top inch of soil becomes dry. You should be able to find variations of this plant at your local Bunnings.

 

6. Polka Dot Plant

These vibrant plants are bound to add a splash of colour to your indoor space! They commonly feature leaves with a pink base and green spots, and enjoy bright, indirect light. Try to keep the soil damp – but not soggy – at all times, with moderate watering.

 

7. Calathea Zebra Plant

These plants boast large, tropical looking leaves and can grow up to 1 metre tall. They are the ultimate low light indoor plant that are also safe for cats and dogs. They thrive in well-drained, slightly moist soil, and humid conditions.

So there you have it, your plants and pets can co-exist! You just need to do your research to ensure that the indoor plants you choose are pet-friendly. We recommend chatting to a plant expert before making any purchases. And don’t forget to protect your plants too! Place your plants in sturdy pots that your pets can’t knock over, or suspend them from the ceiling away from pesky paws.

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