House Plants that are Safe for Pets

A burst of greenery in your home can make a huge difference in the look and feel of any room. That said, if you are a pet owner, you need to be more careful about the types of indoor plants you choose as some can be toxic for your pet(s). Below, we’ve rounded up a few of the best indoor plants for your home that aren’t just beautiful, but they’re also safe for your pets. 

Boston Fern

Coined “Nature’s Humidifier,” the Boston Fern ranks high on plant-lovers’ lists because of their ease of care and lovely shaggy fronds. This plant is extremely tolerant, but it thrives in bright light and high humidity. A bathroom is a great place for a Boston Fern. 

Spider Plant

The spider plant is easy to grow as it tolerates a wide range of growing conditions. If you’re looking to purify the air with a touch of greenery without having to put forth much effort, the spider plant is a great choice. 

Money Tree

If you have pets or anyone with asthma or other respiratory problems, the Money Tree makes a great addition to your home. With its braided stems and palm-like, glossy leaves, it adds a tropical vibe that not only cleans the air but looks great doing it. 

Wax Plant

This delicate-looking plant is anything but. Thriving in bright, indirect light and humidity, this lovely houseplant does fine in a wide range of growing conditions. As far as pets go, if yours tries to eat it, you won’t have to worry because it’s non-toxic. 

African Violet

For those of you looking to add a floral touch to your home, the African Violet makes a great addition. All it needs is enough water to keep the soil moist and a bright spot to call home and it’ll thrive. 

Cast Iron Plant

If you’re a beginner or you don’t possess a green thumb, you may want to try your hand at growing a cast iron plant. Hard to kill, this pet-friendly plant is extremely forgiving and will produce beautiful flowers despite your lack of proper maintenance. 

Moth Orchids

If you love orchids and want to try growing something a little more demanding, Moth Orchids are wonderful for their beauty and air-purifying qualities. 

The reality is, it’s hard to stop even the most well-behaved pet from nibbling on your houseplants, but when you grow the plants listed above, you won’t have to worry about their health if they do.